Abbotsford Trip and Fall Lawyer
Trip and fall accidents are a leading cause of injury in Canada. If a premises owner or property manager knew about the hazard but failed to remove it or warn you before it was too late, they may be liable for the cost of your injuries, including medical bills and other damages.
Maybe you fell over a cracked sidewalk in the Highstreet shopping district. Or perhaps you fell over boxes improperly stacked in a Safeway display. Or you fell on a piece of flipped up carpeting while working at the University of the Fraser Valley. No matter what the case may be, our trip and fall law firm is here to answer your questions about pursuing your legal rights.
Trip and Fall Injuries
About one-third of the people who trip and fall will sustain moderate-to-severe injuries, ranging from bruises and lacerations to fractures and head trauma. The most common injuries a trip and fall lawyer sees include:
- Broken ankles, forearms, hands, hips, legs, pelvises, spines, upper arms.
- Traumatic brain injuries, concussions, brain bleeds, and skull fractures.
- Spinal cord injuries, including paraplegia and quadriplegia.
- Death, incapacitation, long-term medical complications, or permanent disability.
Whether you think your injuries were severe or not, always seek immediate medical attention. A doctor’s initial report is a critical piece of evidence to have on file, should you decide to exercise your legal rights in the future. You may want to keep a journal of your symptoms to serve as additional testimony to the nature of your injuries. Remember to maintain all follow-up appointments, even if you are feeling generally better.
What Is A Trip and Fall Claim Worth?
Your interaction with a trip and fall lawyer begins with a free case evaluation, where we’ll look at:
- What your injuries are
- How severe your injuries are
- How long your injuries are likely to last
- How much your injuries affect your work and personal life
- How much your day-to-day housekeeping chores are affected
- The amount of income you have lost and will lose over a lifetime due to injuries
- Which out-of-pocket expenses you’ve paid
- Who is at-fault for the accident
Damages for trip and fall cases include medical expenses for doctor’s visits, surgeries, medications, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and psychological counselling. They include lost past and present wages, as well as reduced future earning capacity and re-training costs. Pain and suffering estimates are capped at $360,000.
Get A Free Case Evaluation
By British Columbia law, landlords are required to “take care that, in all circumstances… is reasonable to see that a person… will be reasonably safe in using the premises.” Abbotsford trip and fall lawyers will help you build a legal argument for liability when you’ve been injured, through little to no fault of your own, on another person’s property by a hazard the owner knew or should’ve known about. Preszler Law B.C. offers free case evaluations and contingency-based representation, which means we only get paid if we win compensation for you. Call us, risk-free, to explore all your options.