Slip and Fall Lawyer Nanaimo

Experiencing a slip and fall in a public place is often a source of embarrassment, and victims may be tempted to brush off the incident or attribute it to their own actions. Unfortunately, serious and potentially disabling injuries can occur as a result, and failing to report your accident or not getting medical care can end up jeopardizing your rights in a personal injury claim. At Preszler Law, we provide the legal guidance you need in this situation. Since 1959. our Nanaimo slip and fall lawyers have been helping to hold negligent property owners accountable, so that you can get the compensation you need to recover.

Legal Representation for Slip and Fall Injuries

According to the B.C. Injury Research and Prevention Group, slips and falls are one of the most common causes of personal injuries. They often occur in stores, restaurants, or other public places, while you are engaged in otherwise normal activities. When a fall occurs, it is imperative to report it at once to security or to the property owner or manager so that an accident report can be filed. It is also important to get medical attention immediately, even if you are not experiencing symptoms.

Slips and falls can result in serious personal injuries that have long ranging ramifications on your health and your ability to work and engage in hobbies and activities with your friends and loved ones. At Preszler Law, our Nanaimo slip and fall lawyers represent clients who have suffered the following common types of injuries:

  • Soft tissue injuries, which often involve strains, sprains, and tears of the muscles, tendons, or ligaments;
  • Serious cuts and lacerations;
  • Broken bones and dislocated joints;
  • Back and neck injuries, such as fractured vertebrae and slipped or herniated discs;
  • Head injuries, including concussion, skull fractures, and traumatic brain injuries; and,
  • Spinal cord injuries, which can result in partial or complete paralysis.

Once you have reported your injuries and gotten medical care, it is important to follow all of your doctor’s instructions. Not undergoing the recommended treatments, not adhering to work and activity restrictions, and failing to allow adequate recovery time could leave you suffering permanent disabilities.

Holding Negligent Property Owners Accountable

Far from being accidental, slip and fall injuries often occur as the result of a property owner's or manager's reckless and negligent actions. Negligence refers to a departure from the legal duty to maintain a property in a safe condition an to warning others that dangerous conditions exist.

Under British Columbia Law, the Negligence Act enables injured victims to hold negligent property owners accountable when accidents and injuries occur. At Preszler Law, we represent clients who have been injured as the result of the following:

  • Wet, slippery floors due to spills or condensation;
  • Lack of non-slip safety mats at entrances and exits;
  • Broken or uneven flooring tiles and paving stones;
  • Loose floorboards or frayed carpet edges;
  • Ice or snow covered ice;
  • Cluttered aisles and walkways;
  • Uneven floors;
  • A lack of handrails or proper lighting on stairways;
  • Otherwise dangerous properties.

In all of the above situations, either the property owner or the building manager and their employees can be held liable for the current costs and future losses you are likely to suffer in a slip and fall claim.

Our Nanaimo Slip and Fall Lawyers Help You Get the Compensation You Need to Recover

Slips and falls are nothing to take lightly. The lingering effects of your injuries can impact your health and your financial security for years into the future. At Preszler Law, we can advise you how to hold those responsible accountable, either through the property owner’s insurance policy or by filing a claim in court.

Our Nanaimo slip and fall lawyers gather the evidence needed in your case to defend your rights in a claim. This includes gathering accident reports, obtaining video footage, and getting statements from witnesses, family members, and medical providers. Compensation you may be entitled to as the result of your slip and fall includes:

  • Medical expenses, including future costs, treatment, medications, and rehabilitative therapies you are likely to need;
  • Housekeeping expenses;
  • Lost wages, including any future losses in earnings and benefits you suffer due to lingering disabilities; and
  • Compensation for your pain, suffering, and loss in quality or enjoyment of life.

When slips and falls occur, get the legal representation you need to protect your rights. Reach out and contact Preszler Law and request a free, initial consultation with our Nanaimo slip and fall lawyer to discuss your case and how we can assist you today.