What is a Slip and Fall Accident?
Slip and fall claims involve accidents resulting from hazards created by property owners or those responsible for a property. These can include accidents such as:
- slipping on ice
- slipping on water
- falling on stairs
- tripping over a hazard
- having a hazard strike you
- and more
These accidents may occur in a store, on a walkway, at someone’s home, at a restaurant, or in other areas. If you are injured as a result of a slip and fall, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- expenses for medication and treatment
- past and future loss of income
- general damages for pain and suffering
- loss of valuable services
- future cost of care
- and more
Melanson Law has over 35 years of experience and has represented thousands of clients for slip and fall claims. Slip and fall claims can be a complex area of law. Our lawyers have extensive experience in these types of claims. We are intimately familiar with the relevant statutes and laws. Our lawyers are also trained in trauma-informed practices to best support you throughout the claims process.
Melanson Law will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident can be time-consuming and costly. Getting appropriate compensation from the Defendant can often be difficult, and it may be necessary to bring a legal claim.
Consulting a lawyer as soon as possible is important for slip and fall claims. Fault is often disputed in these claims, and the early preservation of evidence may be crucial to the claim’s success. Melanson Law offers free consultations on slip and fall claims. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment to discuss your potential claim.
Understanding Slip and Fall Accidents
‘Slip and fall’ is a broad term used to encompass legal claims involving a hazard. Since the Occupiers’ Liability Act was abolished, common law rules apply to slip and fall claims in New Brunswick. As with other negligence claims, to be successful in a slip and fall claim, the individual bringing the claim must be able to prove liability and damages on a balance of probabilities.
Slip and fall incidents can be devastating and cause injury and loss. If you have been injured as the result of a slip and fall incident, it is important to consult a lawyer as soon as possible to determine your legal rights. Different types of compensation are available to parties injured due to slip and fall incidents in New Brunswick. Our personal injury lawyers at Melanson Law can discuss whether you have a slip and fall claim and explain what compensation may apply to you.
There are also often limitation dates for bringing slip and fall claims. Specific New Brunswick statutes and laws govern the rules around these limitation periods. Personal injury lawyers can advise you of any potential limitation dates and ensure you do not lose your right to bring a claim. The earlier you contact a personal injury lawyer, the better your lawyer can help you avoid missing a limitation date.
Why Hire a Slip and Fall Lawyer in New Brunswick
Slip and fall claims can last for months or even years. Slip and fall claims can be a complex area of practice. It is important to choose a personal injury lawyer who can both support you through the process and get you the compensation you deserve.
It is also important that the personal injury lawyer you choose has experience in the jurisdiction where the claim will be brought. If you are bringing a claim in New Brunswick, the lawyer should have experience practicing in New Brunswick, as the law and rules differ between provinces.
You also want a lawyer with experience representing these types of claims before the Courts in New Brunswick. Experienced litigation lawyers are familiar with the legal rules and can leverage this knowledge strategically during your claim.
At Melanson Law, we have over 35 years of experience bringing slip and fall claims in New Brunswick. We practice exclusively personal injury law. We know the insurance companies in New Brunswick well, and they know us. We also intimately know the legal issues that can arise during a slip-and-fall claim, and we know how to address these issues. We appear frequently before the Courts in New Brunswick.
Our Slip and Fall Legal Services
Melanson Law has extensive experience with slip and fall claims. We have helped many clients secure compensation for their injuries after slip and fall incidents.
Many different types of incidents fall under the category of slips and falls. We have represented clients who have slipped on ice, water, or other spilled liquids. We have represented clients who have tripped on walkway cracks or holes. We have represented clients who have fallen down faulty stairs. We have also represented clients who have tripped over or been struck by hazards.
Slip and fall incidents can cause a wide variety of injuries. Melanson Law has represented individuals with many different injuries, including:
- broken bones
- head injuries/concussions
- spinal cord injuries
- chronic pain
- anxiety and depression
- mental health/psychological injuries
- soft tissue injuries
- nerve damage
- pelvic injuries
- and more
We help individuals determine whether a claim is appropriate for their slip and fall incident and what types of benefits or compensation may be available. The personal injury lawyers at Melanson Law can meet with you to determine what types of benefits and compensation may be available and to develop a plan for securing that compensation.
Our Experienced Slip and Fall Incident Lawyers
Melanson Law is run by the father-daughter team of Brent and Jessica Melanson. Brent has represented clients for slip and fall claims for over 35 years and Jessica for over 10. Melanson Law’s personal injury lawyers have extensive experience and take a client-centred approach to representing their clients for slip and fall claims.
We have considerable experience in slip and fall claims. We know the nuances of the legal system and are intimately familiar with the law on slip-and-fall claims. We have resolved many claims, and we have established relationships and a reputation with insurance adjusters and defence counsel. This ensures that your claim is taken seriously by the insurance companies.
A large part of the personal injury lawyer’s role is also to guide the client through the legal process for resolving a claim. Melanson Law takes this role seriously. We clearly explain the steps of the process as they happen, and we provide you with the information necessary to make informed decisions by explaining your options and providing our advice. We are in touch regularly to keep clients informed and advise on our strategy for the claim. We aim to get the best compensation for our clients and ensure that the client is well-supported throughout the process.
Personal injury law, at its core, is about helping people. Often, insurance companies will only provide the compensation an individual who has been injured in a slip and fall incident is entitled to, with a lawyer getting involved to advocate for the claim. At Melanson Law, we care about helping our clients enforce their legal rights. We want our clients to get the compensation they deserve and will work vigorously to get an excellent result.
Melanson Law offers free consultations for people injured in a slip and fall incident. During the free consultation, we can explain the process for a personal injury claim and discuss the types of compensation you may be entitled to.
We offer free consultations over the phone. Alternatively, you can meet with one of our lawyers in person. For those located in Fredericton, a meeting can be scheduled at our Fredericton office. Call our office on our toll-free line anytime, and we can schedule an appointment for your free consultation.