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What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

Ontario hospitals receive an alarming number of slip and fall accident victims every year.

Do you know what to do if it happens to you?

Slip and fall accidents

In addition to the physical effects of a mishap like this, slip and fall cases can be complicated.

Actions you should take

We advise you to take the following steps to first get proper medical care and then legal counsel after the accident:

  1. Seek medical assistance. First and foremost, get the medical assistance you need after the injury. If you are alone at home and near a cellphone, call for help. If you’re in a public place, ask someone to help you. Don’t ignore the incident even if you are able to walk. You still need to visit the hospital and have a doctor evaluate the situation. You could be suffering from underlying injuries that aren’t apparent.
  2. Inform the property owner. If the accident occurred on private property, Inform the landlord, property owner or homeowner about the incident. If the accident happened at a business, you should complete an accident report and give it to the person in charge. Make sure you have a copy for yourself! The accident report is a crucial document should you decide to file a personal injury claim. If you have to be rushed to the hospital before getting the accident report, call or revisit the place of business to get a copy.
  3. Gather substantial evidence. To receive full and fair compensation for your injuries, you’ll need to collect adequate evidence. Photos of the accident scene are an asset to your case. Other pieces of helpful information include the shoes or clothing you were wearing, contact details for witnesses, medical reports and/or diagnostic results, and any medical bills related to your injuries. Your Ottawa personal injury lawyer will advise you on other forms of evidence you may need to prove your claim, such as proof of lost wages, for example.
  4. Find an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer. Slip and fall cases can be complex. Without the help of a qualified lawyer, you could be left with serious injuries and bills to pay without the negligent party’s financial help. A lawyer will make sure the other party meets their financial responsibilities to you by gathering all evidence and supporting documents for the claim. You’re more likely to obtain fair and complete compensation with a qualified slip and fall accident lawyer on your side.
  5. Document every detail of your injury. Even after getting legal counsel, you still need to document all aspects of your injury in order for your personal injury lawyer to build a solid case. For instance, keep a record of all your medical appointments since the slip and fall incident. Keep receipts from medical bills and any other injury-related purchases you made. Don’t forget to include gas receipts from trips to the doctor or the hospital.

The best case scenario is that you never need this advice! In the unfortunate event that you do, follow these steps to receive the benefits that you deserve.

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Howard Yegendorf has spent his entire career as a personal injury lawyer protecting the rights of clients who have been seriously injured.

Howard Yegendorf & Associates

Howard Yegendorf has spent his entire career as a personal injury lawyer protecting the rights of clients who have been seriously injured.

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At Howard Yegendorf & Associates, we have nearly 50 years of combined experience with personal injury claims. Our primary focus is on catastrophic injuries such as brain and spinal cord injuries and wrongful deaths, but we will guide and represent you during any personal injury case.

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Rony Podolsky
Rony Podolsky
13:34 19 Jan 18
Mr. Yegendorf is very different than the stereotypical lawyer. He is sympathetic to his clients and eager to help.Probably one of the most ethical, professional and experienced lawyers out there.Highly recommended!
Natalia Bradu
Natalia Bradu
15:46 17 May 17
I can not express my warmest wishes to Howard Yagendorf and his amazing team. I had a great experience working with them and I'm so thankful to his expertise and help in my difficult situation. He guided me and my family through the process and helped us to get the outcome we've never hope about. Great people, great team and overall experience was easy and worry free. Thank you so much.
Michael Dagenais
Michael Dagenais
16:42 14 Mar 17
I have known Howard for nearly 20 years. During that time he not only helped me with sound, expert advice pertaining to a "Ponzi scheme" that devastated my family, he has helped countless others. He is dedicated to the law and a true expert in his field. I know first hand that he has changed the destiny of many of his clients , allowing them to move forward with dignity after suffering catastrophic events. He cares deeply , has dogged determination, vast experience and his team of lawyers and support staff are second to none. I would highly recommend Howard and his team.
Brian Mandelker
Brian Mandelker
15:41 21 Apr 17
Howard is an excellent, meticulous lawyer. Perhaps even more important though, is that he is a compassionate human being. A very good listener and an even better questioner!
Stephen McGill
Stephen McGill
14:22 16 Feb 17
I've known Howard Yegendorf for well over a decade and consider him to be one of the most capable, professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy people I've met in my business career. His attention, compassion and skills were reinforced to me when he helped a very close family member with a potentially serious legal situation. Without hesitation I will continue to recommend Howard and his firm to anyone who wants exceptional legal representation.
Carol Dunlop
Carol Dunlop
02:09 04 Mar 19
2 years ago I was hit by a car on Hunt Club and Riverside intersection in Ottawa, the lady behind the wheel was not looking at me at all even though I had white sign for crossing. She stopped before the traffic light, I stepped on the crosswalk and she just turned right while looking to the left. She bumped me with her car and my foot got stuck under rear passenger wheel. Then she apparently panicked and went backwards rolling over my foot one more time. Later at emergency they diagnosed me with multiple bone fractures, I had to go through 2 complicated surgeries and over a year of rehab before I could use my foot again. And it still hurts when I run, jump, stand for too long or stress it somehow else.Engaging Howard Yegendorf and his team shortly thereafter was one of my best decisions ever. His knowledge, and confidence told me I was working with the best professionals I could have found. Howard guidance was invaluable. He listened and helped me throughout the case. We were both patient and that patience produced positive results.He helped me to deal with insurance company, guided me through LTD insurance and closed my case for really good amount of compensation.
Jonny Hare
Jonny Hare
09:00 05 Mar 19
In 2014 I was involved in a car accident on HWY 417 near Ottawa. It involved myself and two other vehicles being rear ended. I was the middle vehicle and ended up being transported by ambulance to Queensway hospital. My injuries were misdiagnosed at the time of the accident and I was referred to Howard Yegendorf. I met with Mr. Yegendorf and he showed me overwhelming concern and care for my situation, injuries and surgery. He explained how he could file liens for surgery and physical therapy to resolve my health issues sooner rather then later. He then fought 100% with the auto insurance company completely looking out for my best interest.I cannot put into words how tremendously grateful l am for everything that Howard Yegendorf has done for me and my family!
rath khan
rath khan
20:04 28 Jul 19
Receptionist She is always in bad mood. I did observe her a lot. If you are happen to be other ethnicity than caucasian , she will racially profile you. She doesn't have simple courtesy . Also one of the lawyer I dealt with not professional at all and rest of the lawyers I don't know much about them. At this place, you don't feel like they care about your situation much.
rath khan
rath khan
20:04 28 Jul 19
Receptionist She is always in bad mood. I did observe her a lot. If you are happen to be other ethnicity than caucasian , she will racially profile you. She doesn't have simple courtesy . Also one of the lawyer I dealt with not professional at all and rest of the lawyers I don't know much about them. At this place, you don't feel like they care about your situation much.
Jonny Hare
Jonny Hare
09:00 05 Mar 19
In 2014 I was involved in a car accident on HWY 417 near Ottawa. It involved myself and two other vehicles being rear ended. I was the middle vehicle and ended up being transported by ambulance to Queensway hospital. My injuries were misdiagnosed at the time of the accident and I was referred to Howard Yegendorf. I met with Mr. Yegendorf and he showed me overwhelming concern and care for my situation, injuries and surgery. He explained how he could file liens for surgery and physical therapy to resolve my health issues sooner rather then later. He then fought 100% with the auto insurance company completely looking out for my best interest.I cannot put into words how tremendously grateful l am for everything that Howard Yegendorf has done for me and my family!
Julie
Julie
13:50 23 Nov 19
Najma from Howard Yegendorf's office represented me and she is the lawyer you want on your team. Najma has incredible skills at negotiating and getting the results that you deserve.Najma helped me through the worst nightmare of my life and I will always appreciate the compassion she showed me. From the moment I handed my case to Howard Yegendorf and Associates it was like a weight was lifted off of me and I knew everything was going to be just fine.
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