What types of slip, trip and fall situations can I make a claim for?
If you’ve had a slip, trip or fall in any of the following places, you may be able to make a claim and receive compensation:
- Rental property
- Shopping centre or a shopping centre carpark
- Schoolyard or sporting ground
- Other public areas.
There are a number of factors that can influence how long it will take for your slip and fall lawsuit to reach a settlement. These include:
- Where the accident occurred
- How soon after the accident you contact a lawyer
- How long it takes for the injury to reach a stable condition through treatment
- To what extent your ability to work will be affected
- The extent of the medical care required to treat you
Getting in contact with a slip and fall attorney at LHD Lawyers will put you in good stead for understanding how long your slip and fall negligence case will take to reach a conclusion.
This varies depending on where the injury occurred and who was at fault. If you were injured in a commercial location (like a supermarket or shopping mall) then you can sue the business and they will be liable to pay. In a public location, the council or governing body responsible for the area’s upkeep may be held responsible for paying your compensation.
Australia has strict time limits for applying to make personal injury claims that are mandated by Statutory Law. You must notify the party that you consider to be at fault on notice of your claim within nine months of the incident taking place, or within one month of your first meeting with a lawyer (whichever occurs first). If you miss these deadlines, you will have to provide reasons as to why you believe you should still be permitted to submit your claim.
The team at LHD Lawyers are expert slip and fall lawyers who are on-hand to provide you with free, no-obligation advice about your situation. We’ve been helping Australians receive compensation for over 30 years, and our No Win No Fee Guarantee means that if we don’t win your case, then you won’t pay us a cent.
Our offices are conveniently located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Port Macquarie, Taree and other regional centres. So, if you’ve suffered from a slip, trip or fall in a restaurant, supermarket, shopping mall, public space or sporting field, get in contact with us as soon as possible so we can determine your best course of action.