Every accident injury lawyer’s website probably has a guide for people involved in a car accident. It seems that victims of slip & fall accidents have been somewhat neglected, so here is my brief guide as to what you should do if you have had the misfortune of injuring yourself in a slip & fall.
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of injury claims we see. People slip and fall for any number of reasons, and sometimes due to the negligence of others. Slip and falls can lead to strains and sprains, broken bones, or even serious brain injury. If a fall happens because of the failure of the property owner and occupier to keep the property safe, a claim can be made against that property owner and occupier for the damages that have been suffered as a result of the fall.
While this topic has been discussed previously on our blog, such as in this post, I feel like another post is warranted. Indeed, the simple question seems to come up time and time again: Do I need a lawyer?
The recent decision from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Jones v Stepanenko, 2016 ABQB 295, builds on previous case law, such as McLean v Parmar, 2015 ABQB 62, and Chisholm v. Lindsay, 2012 ABQB 81, in providing guidance on compensation for chronic pain injuries in Alberta with consideration of the Minor Injury Regulation, Alta Reg 123/2004.