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The Unexpected Dangers of Slip/Trip and Fall Accidents

May 23, 2019 / Category: Personal Injury Do’s & Don’ts

With winter now behind us and spring in the air, you may think that you are safe from falling due to someone else’s negligence, but you could find yourself in a situation where you have fallen in any season. A person can also sustain all different types of injuries as a result of their fall. In the event, that you have has suffered injures as a result of a slip/trip and fall accident, there are several things that you should do to protect your legal rights.

When a person has been involved in a slip/trip and fall accident and has sustained an injury or injuries, it is imperative that they seek medical attention immediately. Although the person may have gone to the hospital following an accident, it is also essential that they follow up with their family doctor. Not only is it important that there is medical documentation about the fall, but it is also the person’s responsibility to seek proper medical treatment for any injuries they sustain in the accident.

There are other things that an injured person should do immediately following, or as soon as possible, after a slip/trip and fall accident. This include taking photographs of the area where the fall took place and photographs of any injuries sustained as a result of the fall.

Common places for slip/trip and fall accidents include potholes and uneven ground from growing tree roots, uneven sidewalk or pathways, thresholds between indoor and outdoor areas, subtle steps up or down that people may not notice, Loose rugs especially, in high traffic places like entrances to grocery stores and department stores, unsafe construction area on streets and sidewalks.

If there is a possibility that the fall took place on municipal or city property, it is crucial that the municipality or city is notified of your fall in writing within 10 days of the accident.  The details to be contained within this notice letter are very important and as well as who within the municipality it is given. Errors made at this stage could prevent you from pursuing your claim, therefore you should consult immediately with our experience legal team to guide you through his procedure. 

It is also important that you notify your collateral benefits insurance company of your fall to ensure that you get assistance with any treatment you will require for your fall.

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, we strongly recommend that you contact our highly experienced slip/trip and fall lawyers immediately to ensure your future is protected. At TS Law, there are no legal fees unless you win, and our experienced team of litigators will come to you for a free no obligation consultation, regardless if your injuries have you in the hospital or at home.

Call us today and get your life back on track! Call 905-777-0070 and speak to one of our qualified legal support team members to book your free initial consultation. 

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