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Trevor Ford – Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer – Calgary & Area

slip and fall accident lawyer calgary trevor fordTrevor Ford has been a slip and fall accident injury lawyer in Calgary for over 32 years.

Trevor Ford has been representing the victims of slip and fall accidents in Calgary for more than 32 years. “Slip and fall” is a catch phrase for injuries that take place when an individual suffers a fall as a result of the condition of a premise. In Alberta, slip and fall injuries tend to relate primarily to icy surfaces. However, slip and fall injuries can be caused in many ways including, falls at construction sites, falls due to slippery surfaces in a supermarket, trip and falls resulting from uneven surfaces, and improperly designed stairways. 

Slip and fall injury law is an area that requires experience and knowledge of the relevant legal statutes and case law. The law that governs slip and fall injuries in Alberta is the Occupiers Liability Act.  This law places an onus on the occupier of a premise to ensure it is reasonably safe for visitors. If you suffer a fall and the condition of the premises was not reasonably maintained, you may have an action against the occupier.

In a slip and fall case, regardless of the cause, it is extremely important to gather information about the accident as soon as possible. The evidence of independent witnesses and photographs from the scene of the accident can be crucial to the success of a case. 

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*Trevor Ford represents slip and fall accident injury victims on a contingency fee basis,
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Document Your Slip & Fall Accident

In the event you a suffer a slip and fall injury in Calgary, you should photograph the scene, gather the names and phone numbers of witnesses, and report the accident to the occupier, as soon as possible. 

The success of a slip and fall claim will also depend on the medical evidence and record of treatment received by the victim. It is imperative that the victim follows the medical advice of their doctor, and diligently adheres to treatment plans. 

Slip and fall injuries occurring on icy streets and sidewalks in Calgary must be documented in a meticulous manner. The courts in Alberta are sensitive to the prevailing melting and freezing patterns of our weather.  It is up to the claimant to prove on the balance of probabilities that the premise was not reasonably safe for visitors.

Limitations Act

Under the Alberta Limitations Act, the general two-year limitation period is based on the rule of discoverability. The time period, for purposes of ascertaining when to file a claim, commences from the date on which the claimant knew or ought to have known that: (1) the injury occurred; (2) the injury was attributable to the defendant’s conduct; and (3) that the injury warranted bringing a proceeding. In a slip and fall case the claimant will generally be required to file a statement of claim within two years from the date of the fall.

Limitations are a complex area of law, and failure start an action in time will usually be fatal to your case. If you have suffered an injury from a slip and fall you should contact Trevor Ford without delay. 

Trevor Ford has a proven record of winning many slip and fall cases. If you have suffered a slip and fall injury and are not sure whether you have a valid claim, contact Trevor Ford for a free consultation. 

Common Slip & Fall Accident Questions:

Will a homeowner be liable if they do not clean their sidewalk in the Winter?

Calgary city bylaws require homeowners to remove snow and ice from their sidewalk within 24 hours after the snow or ice has been deposited. However, failure to follow the bylaw is not sufficient grounds for a civil action. Generally, it must be established that the homeowner was negligent in the maintenance of their property for liability to ensue. For example, allowing an eaves trough to leak onto a sidewalk creating an icy hazard could result in liability. 

If I sue a homeowner, will they have to pay damages out of their own pocket?

Generally, most homeowners carry home insurance, which includes coverage for personal injury liability. 

Can I still make a claim if I was partially at fault?

If more than one person is found at fault in a slip and fall accident, there will be an apportionment of blame based on comparative blameworthiness, and damages will be awarded accordingly. 

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