Surrey Slip and Fall Lawyers
Why should you get paid compensation when you slip and fall?
If you slip and fall in your own home, which is your own responsibility, you shouldn’t. You are responsible for paying to treat those injuries because, in theory, you created the conditions that caused them.
If you’re on someone else’s property and they didn’t do what they should have done to prevent that accident, then you should absolutely receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses above and beyond what Medicare pays for.
- Lost wages or loss of earning capacity.
- The need to purchase services you can’t do on your own while injured.
- Compensation for the pain and suffering you’re going through.
Slip and fall cases are built on the theory that a property owner has acted negligently.
What is negligence in a slip and fall case?
Every property owner has a “duty of care” to keep their property as safe as possible.
When something breaks on the property and causes a hazard, they are supposed to fix that problem within a reasonable amount of time. When they know a hazard exists, they are supposed to post warning signs so visitors, vendors, employees, and customers can avoid that hazard.
Often, property owners fail to do this. When they do, they are legally liable for the expenses generated by your injury. While sometimes this means covering any excess costs for a minor sprain or strain, it can often mean having to cover the costs for someone who sustains a serious, expensive head or spinal injury.
Property insurance companies have numerous defenses they can use to avoid paying claims.
The negligent property owner isn’t the one who will pay for injuries. Usually, it’s the liability insurance policy covering the home or business where you slipped and fell.
They know they can get out of paying if they can make a convincing case that the property owner didn’t have enough time to learn about the hazard and address it. If they can’t do that they’ll try to prove you should have known about the hazard and that you caused your own injuries by failing to avoid it.
They may even be able to reduce the amount you have to pay by proving you didn’t do enough to mitigate your injuries.
Their lawyers are tough. You need to get one that’s even tougher.
We have a long track record of successful slip and fall cases.
We’ve helped our clients get all the money they need to recover from their injuries. We know all the tricks property insurance companies like to throw at our clients, and we know how to prove our cases.
As soon as you’re medically capable of doing so, protect yourself by calling (604) 609-7777. We’ll tell you if you really have a case. We’ll help you determine what you should do next.
Most of all, we’ll protect you and we’ll protect your rights from unscrupulous companies who don’t care that you’re suffering. We care, and we’re here for you.