Traits to look at when hiring a lawyer to represent you in a slip and fall accident case

When you are involved in a slip and fall accident due to the ice and snow effect, under bill 118 Ontario, of occupiers liability amendment act 2019, you have a period of ten days from the moment the accident occurred to file a lawsuit. Therefore, it is essential you find a good accident and injury attorney within that period to file for your accident case.

Finding a good injury attorney to represent you can play a big role in winning your case. Here are important factors to consider when looking for a good personal injury attorney to represent you in your injury case.


It is crucial that the lawyer you settle with to represent your case in filing for accident compensation has a history of handling slip and fall-on-ice cases before. These cases are usually unique compared to other personal injury cases. Therefore, finding an experienced lawyer who has managed such kinds of slip and fall cases before will be vital in helping you win your case.

Attention to detail

It is essential that your lawyer understand you and be compassionate, and treat you like an individual. By listening to you attentively, they can gather all your claims and conclude what makes your case distinctive. Therefore, they will advise and explain the legal process and the estimated value you can be awarded in all your injury claims based on the detailed situations surrounding your claim.


Before you hire a lawyer to represent you, it is essential to find out how much they charge for their services. Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. They will only charge you for the services they offer you after you have won your case. When you file your case, they will charge you a percentage of the amount you have been compensated. Ensure that you agree first on the payment plan before you sign an agreement with them.

Good communication skills

Your accident attorney should be good communication skills with you and everyone else who will be involved in your case. For instance, they should pay attention to details keenly and be able to handle any question that will be thrown at them. If you notice that the lawyer you want to hire has no time for you or is not answering questions you pose to them to the best of your satisfaction, look in a different direction and find one you can trust.

Proven results

It would be wise to choose a law firm that has previously delivered successful results in similar cases like yours. A successful law firm with experienced lawyers who know how to navigate ice and snowfall cases can successfully recover the right amount for your compensation. They will exploit all the avenues in your case and ensure that you get the compensation that befits your claim.

Take your time within the shortest time possible to find a reasonable attorney for your case before the period of filing for your case elapses.

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