How Can An Edmonton Slip And Fall Lawyer Help Me?
Data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) indicates that in Alberta, unintentional falls are the leading cause of injuries requiring a trip to the hospital. Falls are notorious for causing broken bones, concussions and injuries to soft tissue such as strains or sprains. Serious injuries like these can interfere with your ability to engage in normal activities including but not limited to:
- caring for yourself or others
- maintaining your home and
The effects of a slip and fall accident may last for weeks, months or even longer. Long-term injuries that prevent you from working or performing other necessary activities can have a lasting financial impact on you and your family. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, an Edmonton slip and fall lawyer can help you determine if you might be entitled to financial compensation.
Seniors Are Particularly Susceptible To Slip And Fall Injuries
As we age, we may be both more likely to fall and more likely to be seriously injured when we fall. A recent report from the CIHI indicates that 4 out of every 5 seniors who were hospitalized due to an injury (as opposed to an illness) between 2017 and 2018 were injured in a slip and fall accident. In addition, the number of slip and fall-related injuries requiring hospitalization of seniors has increased since the 2015-2016 reporting period.
Slips On Snow And Ice Are Especially Dangerous For Seniors
Here in Edmonton, we enjoy several months of winter. Extended periods of freezing weather can result in icy and other slippery conditions. The cold and snow can also make it difficult for property owners to keep up with necessary repairs and maintenance that might prevent others from slipping or tripping and falling on their property.
A report from Statistics Canada indicates that for all age groups, slip or trip and fall accidents on a non-icy surface are the most common cause of fall-related injury. However, slipping on ice or snow was also very common, especially among seniors. In fact, slipping on ice or snow caused 19% of falls among those aged 65 or older.
What Your Slip And Fall Lawyer Will Do For You
A slip and fall accident can happen to anyone at any time. Depending on factors such as the location of your accident, the extent of your injuries and how your injuries have affected your life - you may be eligible for compensation. A Slip and fall lawyer will review your case details with you, arrange for treatment and handle all aspects of your case to ensure that you get the compensation you may be entitled to. They will also handle all communications with your insurance provider so you can focus on healing from your injuries.
Contact our Edmonton Slip and Fall Lawyers for a Free Consultation
People who have been injured in a slip and fall accident are often unsure of their legal rights. There is no need to remain uncertain about your health or your finances. Protect yourself and your family with the help of a slip and fall lawyer. Our Edmonton slip and fall lawyer will gather the information necessary to assess your case and let you know whether or not pursuing compensation for your injury is worthwhile. A consultation with one of our slip and fall lawyers is risk-free and easy to arrange. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Disclaimer: Please note this article is intended to act as a general overview on a legal topic and does not constitute legal advice. For legal advice please consult with a lawyer.