We use the term “slip and fall” to include all types of falls that occur as a result of unsafe property conditions.
Unsafe property conditions we have dealt with include but are not limited to:
- Icy parking lots
- Business premises
- Uneven pavement slabs
- Unmarked holes on development properties
- Exposed rebar in parking lots
- Patio falls
Owners of residential, commercial and public property must take care to ensure that their property is safe. If they do not take reasonable care, the law requires that their liability insurance company must pay for the injuries caused by their negligence. Those coming onto those premises must also take reasonable care for their own safety and if their failure to take reasonable care (inappropriate footwear, not watching where walking, etc.) the entitlement to fair financial compensation will be reduced. Liability is almost always a very live issue in slip and fall cases.
Slip & Fall Frequently Asked Questions
At Hergott Law, we prepare every case as if it is going to trial. An actual trial is seldom necessary to compel ICBC to pay fair financial compensation for our clients’ injuries and losses, but it is by being prepared to hold the defending insurance company to task that fair settlements are reached.
We are selective about the cases we take on. It is important that we be able to provide every client with the high level of service Hergott Law has been recognized for. It is also important to us that we act only for those injured victims who we believe in, who are seeking fair financial compensation for their injuries and losses in an honest way.
In our civil justice system, injury claims are defended by very well-funded, powerful insurance companies like ICBC. Injured victims need strong advocates on their side to achieve a fair outcome. We have represented individuals in a wide range of claims and have achieved successful settlements as well as court judgments for our clients.
We act for injured victims from all over British Columbia, as well as for those living outside of British Columbia who were injured in motor vehicle incidents within the Province.