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      Slip and Fall Law FAQ

      Navigating the legal aspects of slip and fall can be complex and confusing. Get answers to some of your frequently asked questions on slip and fall law.

      Confused and in Need of Clarification?

      We would like to provide you with some immediate answers to relieve the initial stress that the mountain of questions your difficult situation has generated.

      The personal injury team at Himelfarb Proszanski has successfully handled hundreds of slip and fall cases. Here we are sharing answers to some of the questions people approaching us on slip and fall cases are asking most frequently.

      Please do not hesitate to get in touch (via phone, live chat support, or contact form) if you need any more precision, if anything is not clear enough, or if you feel you need any additional assistance or legal advice.

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      What should I do after I have slipped and fallen on someone else’s property?

      The first thing you should do if you are injured is get medical care for your injuries, since the severity of injuries is not always clear. After getting proper medical care, determine what you slipped on. Was it water, ice, snow, oil, or something else? If the fall occurred on ice or snow, document if there was any salt or sand. Take pictures and get the contact information of any person that may have witnessed your accident. Record the names of anyone that can describe the conditions of the floor, lighting and other factors they may have contributed to your accident.

      If you are injured while on the property of a business, the store manager or a security officer should create an incident report. Get a copy of the incident report but don’t sign it. Document the address of where you fell. If you slipped and fell within a business or home, obtain the owner’s name. Look for warning signs or devices and document their location in proximity to your fall. Keep your footwear and try not to wear those shoes again.

      What should I do after I have tripped and fallen on private property?

      The first thing you should do if you are injured is get medical care for your injuries, since the severity of injuries is not always known. After getting proper medical care, determine what you tripped on. Measure the height, width and/or depth of the trip hazard and take pictures of the object. Get the contact information of any person that may have witnessed your accident. Record the names of anyone that can describe the conditions of the ground, lighting and other factors they may have contributed to your accident.

      If you are injured while on the property of a business, the store manager or security should create an incident report. Get a copy of the incident report but don’t sign it. Document the address of where you fell. If you tripped and fell within a business or home, obtain the owner’s name. Look for warning signs or devices and document their location in proximity to your fall. Keep your footwear and try not to wear those shoes again.

      What should I do after I have slipped or tripped on a city sidewalk or highway?

      The first thing you should do if you are injured is get medical care for your injuries since the severity of injuries is not always clear. Figure out what you slipped or tripped on. Was it water, ice, snow, a hole, a crack or a raised bump or ledge?

      If your fall happened on ice or snow, document whether there was any salt or sand. Get the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses. Take pictures of what you slipped or tripped on as soon after the accident as possible. Write down the lighting conditions and the address of where you fell. Give notice to the City or Township clerk within 10 days by registered mail. In your notice letter, clearly explain the location of your fall, the cause of your fall, the date and time of your fall, as well as the injuries you suffered. It’s also important to keep your footwear and try not to wear them again.

      I slipped and fell inside or outside a public transport vehicle, can I get any compensation?

      If the public transport vehicle hits another vehicle or object, it’s treated as a motor vehicle accident. If you are injured and the public transport vehicle does not have an accident with any vehicle or object, it is not treated as a motor vehicle accident. This means that you can’t receive accident benefit compensation from the driver’s insurance company. Instead, you can sue the transportation company that the driver works for to get compensation for your treatment and any losses you suffer, such as income replacement and housekeeping.

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