A Good Litigation Lawyer Takes Your Case All the Way
All lawyers are not created equal. Agreeing to a settlement to avoid a long and costly court battle is often in the best interest of the injured party who has suffered enough, and who just wants to get back to their normal life. Of course, that only works if an appropriate settlement can be reached. If not, what’s required is a good litigation lawyer that specializes in lawsuits, especially if you’ve been injured as a result of a slip, trip or fall.
Slips, trips or falls are the second leading cause of accidental death and disability, after car accidents. They are the number one cause of accidents at home and in the workplace. They are also the number one cause of accidents in public buildings, hotels and restaurants.
These accidents can cause serious damage and long-term disabilities. The sad truth is that most could be avoided if property owners respected health and safety regulations. Slips, trips and falls are often caused by some form of negligence on the part of the property owner or maintenance staff: un-salted snow and ice, slippery floors, tripping hazards, poor lighting, missing handrails, etc.
The Province of Ontario’s Occupiers’ Liability Act imposes a positive duty on all property owners to ensure the safety of their property and anyone who comes onto their property. They must exercise reasonable care to ensure that their premises are safe. This means that in the majority of cases where someone has suffered a slip, trip or fall, property owners are liable and you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
The first step is to consult a litigation lawyer and determine if a lawsuit is warranted. Even if your injuries don’t appear to be serious at first, it’s easy to underestimate their long-term impact so you should still talk to an expert before making any final decisions. The good news is that many litigation lawyers offer a free consultation to help you determine whether you want to pursue a case.
If you choose to proceed, many litigation lawyers also take cases on a contingency basis. This means that a fee is payable only if there is a favourable result. With this payment arrangement, if you lose your case, you don’t pay anything. If you have been injured from a slip, trip or fall, you can feel confident that your litigation lawyer will represent you to the full extent of his or her capabilities and work tirelessly to get you the fair compensation you deserve.