Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident? BTM Lawyers in Port Moody Can Help.
BTM Lawyers has been around since 1979 and has grown to become the largest law firm in Port Moody, and one of the only full-service firms in the Tri-Cities representing personal injury cases, including slips and falls. We service clients throughout BC, and in particular Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. Our accident lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of accident victims and helping them get the maximum compensation for their injuries.
Here are some FAQs about claims in BC we often get from our clients.
What is a slip and fall accident?
Slips and falls can result from torn carpeting, changes in flooring, poor lighting, narrow stairs, or a wet floor causing someone to slip and be injured. Also trips can occur on a broken or cracked public sidewalks, or falls down a flight of stairs. Outdoor slips and falls might arise due to conditions with rain, ice, snow or a hidden hazard, such as a pothole in the ground — at commercial, residential and municipal grounds. These slips and falls accidents can cause injuries to ligaments, fractures, and lasting back and neck injuries and are third-party liability claims. In addition, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, psychological trauma and disability can occur from a slip, trip or fall.
What steps should I take after my slip and fall accident?
Seek medical treatment for your accident injuries immediately. Gather preliminary evidence following your accident. To prove someone was negligent in maintaining the safety of the property which caused your slip and fall injuries, you’ll need to do the following for a third-party liability claim:
- Obtain the names and addresses of witnesses to your slip, trip and fall.
- Photograph the scene of the accident immediately if possible. This will prevent tampering of evidence such as the property owner fixing the hazard.
- Take measurements of the hazard if possible.
- Report your slip and fall accident to the supervisor of a public building on public grounds.