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Slip and Fall Cases

Prepared by Tyler Jones

· Insurance

Falls are a leading cause of injury and admission to hospitals in British Columbia. Falls can result from slippery floors or icy sidewalks. They can also result from tripping hazards or uneven ground.

If a person has fallen and suffered injury as a result of another person’s negligence, then that person may have a valid claim for compensation. Compensation in these sorts of cases is based on payment for pain and suffering, economic loss and care costs. Compensation in these sorts of cases is often paid by the insurance company that insures the premises where the fall took place.

The law in British Columbia governing these types of situations is set out in the Occupier’s Liability Act and in the case law.

If you have been injured in a fall it is important that you seek immediate medical attention at a hospital or from your doctor and that you follow medical advice.

If you believe your fall may have been the result of someone else’s negligence, then it is important to document the circumstances of your fall as best you are able and if possible to take photographs of the hazardous area.

If you have suffered a fall and you think that it may be the result of someone’s negligence, t is always a good idea to seek legal advice.

At Icon Law Group, we would be happy to meet with you free charge to discuss the circumstances of your fall and advise you on your rights and what further steps should be taken to assess and secure your claim.

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