Trip and fall accidents may cause serious and life-threatening injuries. Victims recovering from trip and fall accidents might miss work, face ongoing medical expenses, and need to manage future ailments.
If you’ve experienced a trip and fall accident at a Brampton establishment, you may be entitled to financial compensation to cover the resulting damages.
Preszler Injury Lawyers represents personal injury victims in Brampton. We may be able to help you prove negligence and recover compensation from the property owners via negotiations with their insurance company or a lawsuit in court.
Call us today at (416) 364-2000 to request a free initial consultation with one of our trip and fall accident lawyers serving Brampton.
Our trip and fall accident lawyers can meet with you in Brampton for a free initial consultation. Call (416) 364-2000
Uncovering Negligence and Liability
To recover compensation in your trip and fall accident, you may need to prove that the property owner was negligent in their maintenance of a safe space. This may mean establishing that the property owners did not have proper safety measures in place, or they did not remove or repair a hazard after being notified about it.
Examples of these dangerous conditions include:
- Wet floors, puddles, or spills
- Uneven floors
- Torn carpet
- Objects or hazards in pathways
- Insufficient lighting
- And more
Both private and commercial property owners may be liable for trip and fall injuries. Accordingly, a trip and fall may occur at:
- Private homes
- Bars and restaurants
- Commercial spaces
- Parking lots
- Special events
- And other locations
If your lawyer is able to prove that the property owners knowingly allowed a dangerous condition to persist, or could have prevented the accident, the property owner may be liable for your injuries.
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Injuries in a Trip and Fall Case
There are a variety of injuries you may suffer in a trip and fall accident. Minor injuries may include scrapes or bruises. More severe injuries could include:
These injuries may require surgeries, rehabilitation, extensive recovery periods, and may result in disability.
It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after your accident, even if you think your symptoms are just minor. Your injuries could be internal, and some symptoms may be delayed. Medical records linking your injuries to the accident may be used as proof of fault against the property owner.
Damages in a Trip and Fall Case
The damages in your trip and fall case may focus on the injuries you sustained and their impact on your life. You may be able to recover compensation for:
- Your injuries, your medical bills, and the costs of your future treatments.
- Time that your injuries forced you to miss work and lose income.
- Reduced earning capacity, if your injuries changed your ability to work or forced you to change jobs.
- Pain and suffering.
- And more.
If your loved one died in a trip and fall accident, your family may be able to pursue legal action against the property owner in a wrongful death case. In this type of legal action, your family may be able to recover the following damages:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical costs prior to death
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of protection
- Pain and suffering
- And more
To discuss what compensation may be available in your case, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today at (416) 364-2000.
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Use Caution When Speaking About Your Case
Once your claim is brought up against the property owner’s insurance company, the insurance provider may contact you to hear your side of the story and to learn more about your injuries. They may request medical documents and other evidence from you.
We urge you to use caution when speaking with the insurance company regarding your trip and fall. While their agent may sound friendly or helpful, they may be able to use statements or information you give them to lower or deny your compensation.
When you call for a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers, we may be able to offer guidance on how to communicate with the insurance company. If we represent your case, a lawyer from our firm may be able to handle these communications on your behalf.
Your Right to Sue Has a Time Limit
The Ontario Limitations Act places a two-year limitation period, or time limit, on trip and fall accident cases. This generally means that you need to initiate legal action within two years of your accident, or else you may lose the right to sue.
There may be a few circumstances that extend this timeline. Even if two years have passed since your accident, call us for a free initial consultation at (416) 364-2000.
Contact a Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer Serving Brampton Today
If you have been injured in a trip and fall accident in Brampton, you may be owed compensation for the impact of the injury on your life. For answers about your case and the next steps forward, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers for a free initial consultation. To reach us 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call (416) 364-2000.
When Preszler Injury Lawyers represents you, our trip and fall accident lawyers serving Brampton may be able to gather evidence and negotiate directly with the insurance company for a fair settlement on your behalf. If they are not willing to make a fair settlement, our firm may defend your rights in court.
Our firm works on a contingency-fee-basis, so you do not need to worry about an up-front investment for our services. We receive our payment as a percentage of your settlement or ruling in court only if your case is a success.