Our Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers Know That Most Accidents Could Be Avoided
As Ottawa personal injury lawyers, we see slip and fall accidents all year round. We understand how frustrating it is when an otherwise preventable injury was suffered on another’s property because a person was negligent in their duty. Sadly, most of these accidents are avoidable.
Many of the slip and fall accident cases are governed by the Occupiers’ Liability Act. Property occupiers must ensure that a premise is reasonably safe for visitors. The onus is on victims to establish there was a preventable hazard onsite that led to their injury. For the average person, this may be tough to prove. We have a great depth of experience when it comes to proving that our clients are entitled to maximum compensation from their accident. Not all, but some establishments make it very difficult and do not listen or respond when they are told someone has been injured at their store, business, on their sidewalk etc. Our injury lawyers have great success in getting them to listen, respond and compensate. We know how to handle these slip and fall accident claims and we can help you. Most times we can secure two or three times more in injury compensation that was originally suggested. You owe it to yourself to make sure you hire the best Ottawa personal injury lawyers after your accident.
We want what’s right for you after your slip and fall accident
Our Ottawa slip and fall accident lawyers work with top medical professionals to diagnose your injuries and review the conditions of the property where it occurred. It’s important we know everything about your injury so we can protect your rights and so you can receive appropriate damages, including:
- Non-pecuniary general damages (for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of amenities)
- Future and present loss of income
- Loss of competitive advantage
- Loss of household and handyman capacity
Maximum compensation for slip and fall accidents – Accident Scenario
Our Ottawa slip and fall accident lawyers worked closely with a new client “RM” . Our goal was to ensure that he received maximum compensation for his injuries, following his slip and fall accident. RM was 78 year old man, who one day went to a grocery store, where he slipped and fell on some fruit that was on the tile floor. Unfortunately he had no time to brace for his fall and sustained a concussion and laceration to the back of his head. Fruit on the floor is a frequent cause for slip and fall accidents in grocery stores.
Thankfully, RM recovered from his injuries but continued to have intermittent neck pain and intermittent headaches. Our Ottawa slip and fall lawyers were able to negotiate a settlement at a private settlement conference in the amount of $20,000.00. Not all slip and fall accidents are the same and thankfully our client didn’t sustain injuries that were permanent and was able to recover. Even though some injuries are as serious as others, compensation is still needed.
*Please note: Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.