What You Need to Know About Slip and Fall Settlements

Slip and fall cases are one of the most common types of personal injury claims. A slip and fall may involve wet floors inside a building, icy sidewalks outdoors, broken sidewalks, staircases without handrails, or area rugs without a proper grip pad underneath.


Although you need to file your lawsuit promptly in order to avoid missing the statute of limitations deadline for your case, you don’t need to rush towards a settlement. In fact, it might be in your best interests to take your time so you can see if your injuries worsen or if other symptoms come up. Some people recover from a slip and fall injury quickly, while others have lasting pain or require future surgery and therapy in order to resume their previous activities. The elderly or those who already suffer from medical problems that have been aggravated by slip and fall injuries are more likely to require a longer recovery time and thus be entitled to higher compensation.


Once you settle your case, you can’t go back and ask for more money at a later date. For this reason, it’s crucial that you enlist the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer who can advocate for your needs and make sure that your settlement is for the maximum amount of compensation you are legally entitled to receive.


Most slip and fall cases are settled without the need for a court appearance. However, it’s important that you be willing to go to court if necessary to protect your legal rights. Based on past experience with similar cases, your lawyer can help you determine how well your case would fair at trial.


Protecting Your Legal Rights


If you are in need of legal representation for a slip and fall settlement, Conte & Associates can help you get the compensation you deserve so you are able to focus on moving forward with your life. We specialize in helping clients in Whitby and in the following cities in Ontario: Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Clarington, Newcastle, Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Port Perry, Belleville, Peterborough and Vaughan. Please contact Conte & Associates at 1.877.614.0008 to schedule an initial free consultation.

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