Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers

Every year thousands of people slip or trip and fall on wet floors, defective stairs or a rough patch of ground. When someone suffers such an injury, it’s wise to contact a Slip and Fall Lawyer. Here in Victoria BC, these types of injuries are especially common during our long rainy season, and unfortunately, it is often difficult for an injured person to prove who is at fault for an accident of this type. At Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota, the leading Personal Injury Lawfirm in the region, we have a track record of success in slip and fall accident claims dating back more than 35 years, and we are here to help. Whether you have suffered a minor or serious injury because of your fall, it is important you have the right information and understand your options for compensation, as any injured person may have legal recourses available.

Are You Entitled to Compensation for Your Slip and Fall Injury?

There are many factors that can support a slip and fall claim; common injuries include broken bones, sprained ankles, cuts, bruises, fractures, dislocated joints, knee damage, and even brain or spinal injuries in severe cases. If you suffered personal injuries under any of the following circumstances, you could be eligible to make a claim:

  • Wet floors which are not properly labeled
  • Loose matting or lack of matting resulting in uneven or slippery surfaces
  • Inappropriate lighting or clutter resulting in slip and fall injuries
  • Plumbing issues, leaks, or flooding on a property resulting in wet surfaces
  • Ice and other hazards in parking lots and outdoor walkways

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How Long Do You Have to Make a Claim Following a Slip and Fall Accident?

In British Columbia, you have two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit. However, if you were injured on property belonging to a city or municipality in British Columbia, you must give written notice to the appropriate governmental entity, sometimes within as little as 60 days from the date of injury. If you fail to give the appropriate notice or fail to bring your legal action within the relevant time limit, you might lose your ability to recover compensation for your slip and fall injuries altogether. Consequently, it is very important to contact Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP as soon as you are injured to ensure that your rights are fully protected. Our team of experts can provide all the guidance you need to make a personal injury claim.

BC Lawyers Experienced in Serious & Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

Our Brain Injury Lawyers Have Helped BC Residents for Over 35 Years

Brain injuries, or head injuries, can occur when there has been trauma to the brain. Since there doesn’t need to be a physical blow to the skull to cause trauma to the brain, often there is no outside evidence of injury. For instance, a violent movement of the head – caused by whiplash during an accident – can be enough to cause a brain injury. Brain injuries can occur due to several different causes, the most likely of which are:

If you think you may have suffered a brain injury from an accident, seek immediate medical attention.

Traumatic brain injuries can be some of the most challenging cases for medical and legal professionals because they are often complicated in nature and hard to identify. Our brain injury lawyers have extensive expertise in representing clients who have incurred injuries of this kind. We will assist in putting together a team of professionals, such as neurologists, neuropsychologists, rehabilitation workers, and more to help you and your family. As your representatives, we will connect you with the medical professionals you need – not the ones the insurer wants you to see.

How can I identify a brain injury? (Brain Injury Symptoms)

The outward evidence of a brain injury may be symptoms such as speech impairment, headaches, paralysis, or seizures. Symptoms may also appear as cognitive disorders such as difficulty remembering things, difficulty concentrating, a decrease in I.Q., mood swings, anxiety, and depression, among other things.

What can I expect from a brain injury or brain-injured person?

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, it may not always be readily apparent right away; the first evidence of a brain injury is often a sudden decrease in job performance, or a rapid change in behaviour, mood, or personality. Brain injuries can be devastating since they impact both the mental and physical health of an individual.

Proper medical testing can provide good evidence of a brain injury. However, even when there is a firm diagnosis of brain injury,  an injured person may still have difficulties interacting with family members and work colleagues due to a lack of shared understanding about the impacts of the injury. It is a complicated and often frustrating injury that requires proper care and understanding from a team of lawyers experienced in brain and injury law.

What should I do if I believe I have suffered a brain injury?

If you believe you experienced a brain injury due to a slip and fall (or other) accident, is important to get the appropriate medical testing and treatment to either confirm or rule out a brain injury. At Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP, we have extensive experience in representing people with brain injuries and have the resources to get you the compensation you deserve for your injury.

Our Expert Injury Lawyers Can Help You Identify Negligence and Liability

To obtain compensation for a slip and fall injury sustained on another’s property, you must prove that the property owner was negligent. For example, a store owner is not always liable for a customer injury; remember that it is a normal part of living for things to fall on or to drip onto a floor or the ground, and for smooth surfaces to become uneven. So, a BC property owner cannot always be held responsible for immediately picking up or cleaning every slippery substance on a floor. Nor is a property owner always responsible for someone slipping or tripping on something that an ordinary person should expect to find there or should see and avoid. When you are ready to discuss your situation, our expert slip and fall lawyers will help you identify where negligence may have occurred. In addition, we can guide you in calculating the amount of benefits you can receive for a personal injury, and walk you through the claim process.

Have you suffered an injury through no fault of your own? Book a free consultation.

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