People trip and fall, and often it’s not a cause for concern, but sometimes these commonplace accidents have serious consequences. A seemingly simple fall can lead to back and neck injuries, broken bones, sprains, bruising, and sometimes even death. These injuries could be compounded by stress, pain and confusion if the accident was because of someone else’s negligence.
You may be entitled to compensation if your trip and fall led to serious injuries, and the accident was on someone else’s property or because of someone else’s negligence. Preszler Law has been serving Penticton and the surrounding areas as a trip and fall law firm for many years. Our Penticton personal injury lawyers offer dedicated representation.
Let us help you recover the maximum possible compensation for your losses and injuries so you can begin to heal.
I was involved in a trip and fall accident. Now what?
The first thing you should do after a trip and fall accident is to seek medical attention. Your health and well-being are the most important things and should take priority. If you’re able, you should also try and take a photo of the area in which your injury occurred, focusing on any hazards that would document the reason why you fell.
If you’re not able to take pictures, ask someone else to do it for you– those images might be important evidence in your case. Similarly, you should collect names and contact information for any eyewitnesses who saw your accident.
The next step to take is to call a trip and fall lawyer. The sooner you have knowledgeable representation on your side, the better, as trip and fall cases can be particularly difficult to navigate.
Finally, if a municipality is at fault for your accident, you need to report the accident to said municipality right away. You must report in writing within two months of the incident. If you wish to pursue legal action, you must begin the proceedings within six months of the incident.
What will a Preszler lawyer do for me?
Penticton personal injury lawyers offer comprehensive representation. We will begin working on your case right away by contacting relevant insurance companies on your behalf– like the company that insures the owner of the property on which you were injured.
Our lawyers deal with insurance companies, property owners, and other lawyers on your behalf, leaving you free to heal without the added stress or discomfort of potential confrontation. We will also most likely visit the scene of the trip and fall to gather evidence like additional photographs, videos, witness statements, and CCTV footage.
Count on Preszler
Your legal needs are a priority with every Preszler trip and fall lawyer. We offer free initial consultations, so you have nothing to lose by reaching out to us for help. If you were injured in a trip and fall accident in Penticton or the surrounding area, Preszler Law is here to offer exceptional customer service and representation.