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FAQ’s – Slip & Fall Accidents

An experienced slip and fall accident attorney discusses some of the most frequently asked questions regarding slip and fall accidents and the steps to take once an accident has occurred. For information on other topics visit our general FAQ page.

What should I do after I have tripped and fallen on private property?

  1. Figure out and take pictures of what you tripped on or over as soon after the accident as possible. Was it water, ice, snow or oil, etc.?
  2. Get the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses
  3. Take pictures and measurements of the height, width and/or depth of the hazard, if possible
  4. Keep your footwear and do not wear the footwear again, if possible
  5. If the fall occurred on ice or snow, document whether there was any salt or sand and document the lighting conditions
  6. Document the address of where you fell
  7. If you have tripped and fallen within a business or home, obtain the owner’s name, if possible
  8. Look for warnings signs or devices and document their location in proximity to your fall
  9. Go to the doctor and make sure the incident and your injuries are documented
  10. Do not speak to any insurance company representative
  11. Contact the Preszler Law Firm immediately for a free consultation!

What should I do after I have slipped or tripped on a City sidewalk or highway?

  1. Give notice by registered mail within 10 days to the City or Township clerk.
  2. Within your notice letter, specify the location of the fall, the cause of the fall, the date and time of the fall, and the injuries you sustained.
  3. Figure out what you slipped or tripped on. Was it water, ice, snow, a pot hole, a crack or a raised ledge etc.
  4. If the fall occurred on ice or snow, document whether there was any salt or sand
  5. Get the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses
  6. Keep your footwear
  7. Take pictures of what you slipped or tripped on as soon after the accident as possible
  8. Document the lighting conditions
  9. Document the address of where you fell
  10. Go to the doctor and make sure the incident and your injuries are documented
  11. Do not speak to any insurance company representative
  12. Contact the Preszler Law Firm immediately for a free consultation!

How long will it take to settle my case?

This answer depends on the complexity of your case and the severity of your injuries. For most motor vehicle and slip and fall accidents, it takes between 1-3 years in order to achieve a fair resolution. Generally, we wait until you have reached your maximum medical recovery. It is our obligation to you and your family to ensure that we fully appreciate the extent and severity of your injuries. We must also know the effect your injuries have on your future and your ability to work or function. For a wrongful dismissal claim, it usually takes between 6 months to a year and a half to resolve.

How long do I have to sue

The answer to this question depends on when your accident or dismissal occurred. Call our firm immediately to find out how long you have to sue. The call is completely free.

Do I have a strong case?

This is often the first question a client asks. The difficulty in answering this question is that the answer depends on the specific facts of your case. The strength of your case is largely dependent on your evidence and other written documentation. Please call our firm to discuss your case with one of our lawyers. The call is completely free.

How much will I get?

We may be able to give you a range after we become familiar with your case but predicting a specific amount is almost impossible. If your case is going to be settled without a trial, at some point we will recommend a figure that you can accept in settlement. The decision whether to accept, is your decision and yours alone.

Do you represent Insurance Companies?

No, we do not act for insurance companies as we are completed dedicated to representing victims of accidents.

Will the Insurance Company continue to pay medical bills after we settle the case?

Any future medical costs must be included in the settlement with the insurance company. Once you have reached a settlement and the money has been paid and you have signed a release, you will receive no more payments.

How much experience does your firm have?

Over 52 years!

Will I actually speak to a lawyer?

Our firm prides itself for ensuring that our clients speak to a lawyer either immediately or soon thereafter.

Preszler Law Injury Lawyers

Preszler Law Firm

Preszler Law Firm 151 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M4R 1A6
416-364-2000 416-364-7027
Preszler Law Firm
151 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M4R 1A6 Toronto, Canada
416-364-2000 416-364-7027 FB Twitter Instagram YouTube Google LinkedIn
Preszler Law Injury Lawyers

Preszler Law Firm

For over 57 years, Preszler Law Firm has represented persons from all walks of life in virtually every type of situation. We have learned that whether you have suffered a personal injury in a motor vehicle accident , slip and fall , or in any other way, you must have a reputable and experienced law firm on your side in order to be fully compensated.
151 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M4R 1A6 Toronto, Canada
416-364-2000 416-364-7027