Pembroke accident results in compensation for twisted ankle.

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Pembroke accident results in compensation for twisted ankle.

Pembroke Accident: Slip and Fall

compensation for fractured ankle

Accident Scenario:

Our team received a call one day from a woman. She was going about her daily routine when suddenly she slipped and injured herself. She was unsure of her rights. Can you sue for a slip and fall accident? Who would she sue? Would an insurance company cover her costs? Would an insurance company compensate her for her injuries? What if she knew the person who owned the property?  These are all valid questions and questions our injury lawyers are asked daily.  The most frequent question we get asked is  “How much compensation does one receive for a slip and fall accident?” Our personal injury team listened to all her questions and concerns and then came up with a plan. Our lawyers worked closely with “TB” to ensure she received maximum compensation for her orthopedic injuries. TB was a 40-year-old woman from Pembroke. One day she was going outside to walk her dog. She set out her back porch stairs when suddenly she slipped off of a step and twisted her right ankle. The porch steps were not maintained properly and were missing a plank thus making them too narrow and contrary to the building code.

Injuries Resulting From Accident:

As a result of her slip and fall accident, TB suffered a chipped bone in her foot which thankfully fully healed following conservative treatment. Not all our clients have such luck. Often times in a slip-and-fall accident, bones break and never heal quite the same.  What seems like a small fracture or broken bone can end up being life-altering for some.  Thankfully this was not the case for TB.

Compensation for Twisted Ankle Injury:

While every case is different and every injury is different, we were able to help TB get compensation. We worked on behalf of TB and negotiated with the insurance company. We ended up suing her landlord’s insurance company, as well as the property management company’s insurance company. After tough negotiations,  we were able to get the insurance company to settle at a private settlement conference without having to go through prolonged litigation proceedings. Our client was very thankful, as she wanted it to be over and done with.

How a slip and fall accident lawyer can help:

If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Your injuries may not be permanent; however, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be compensated. Our lawyers offer free consultations and can walk you through your rights. It’s important you make an informed decision when it comes to starting a lawsuit. Let us help.

*Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

About the Author

David Hollingsworth has been a personal injury lawyer in Ottawa since 1999. David dedicates himself to helping people who have been injured in an accident, including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, LTD claims, Accident Benefits claims and more. David and his team work closely with their clients and their families and help rebuild lives, following a traumatic accident. To learn more about David Hollingsworth, view his full profile.