DSC Attorneys - Specialists in slip and trip accidents
De Vries Shield Chiat Attorneys is a Cape Town-based law firm, established in 2004.
The firm specialises in personal injury claims, such as ‘slip and trip’ accidents. DSC Attorneys boasts extensive experience in product liability.
Specialised and experienced advocates
Although it is young, the firm originally formed from the merger of three prior personal injury law firms: De Vries (Cape Town) Inc., Henry Shields Chiat and Mostert & Bosman.
The firm is driven by the belief that all clients have the right to access the legal services required to come to a justified solution and achieve results for their slip and fall claim.
In order to achieve this goal, DSC Attorneys operates on a contingency of ‘no win, no fee’. What this means is that the firm will cover all the expenses of litigation, bringing witnesses to court, access to specialised and experienced advocates and getting expert medico-legal advice.
Do you have a valid claim?
If you have suffered injuries due to slipping and tripping, you may want to consult an attorney to claim for damages.
Slip and fall accidents occur most commonly in public areas such as shopping centres, restaurants and convenience stores.
You will get a free consultation
Business or property owners are legally required to make sure that their premises are safe and well-maintained.
However, if these requirements have not been satisfied and you are injured as a result of negligence on the part of the business or property owner, you may have a valid slip and fall claim.
At DSC Attorneys we have the legal knowledge and expertise to carry out your claim.
In order to save you time pursuing a fruitless personal injury claim, we operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, accompanied by a free first consultation where your attorney will determine the merits of your case.
Summary of Services
- SLIP & Trip
- ROAD Accident
- AVIATION Accidents
- DOG Bites
- GATE & Door Malfunction
- METRORAIL / Train Accident Claims
- POLICE Assaults
- PRODUCT Liability
- WRONGFUL Arrest
DSC Attorneys - Let us help you claim
If you have suffered injuries due to a slip and fall accident, and are thinking about seeking slip and fall compensation here are some tips to help you out.
The first step in claiming is to contact one of our attorneys at DSC that is specialised in personal injury claims. During your first consultation, your lawyer will listen to your account of the accident and determine whether proceeding with a claim against the responsible party will achieve a successful resolution. Before this first meeting, you may want to collect the following documents to support your case.
Documents you need to get in order
A medical report from a doctor documenting your accident-related injuries and treatments, medical bills, proof of loss of income/support, health insurance details and proof of claim, photographic evidence of the area in which you slipped, indicating the circumstances under which the incident occurred.
If you do not have all these documents, don’t worry, if you make a claim with DSC, we will take the responsibility of determining what files you need to prove your case and facilitate collecting them.
Along with identifying the party at fault regarding your accident and collecting evidence to prove your claim, your lawyer will also have to determine whether your actions at the time of the accident may have been negligent and in some way worsened your fall or the injuries arising from it.
If you are found to have been negligent, e.g. talking on your phone while skipping down the stairs, down which you slipped smacking your head, this will reduce the compensation that you receive.
Talking on your phone, when you should have been watching where you were going, may be viewed as something that exacerbated the accident’s results and could have been avoided.
What can you claim for?
- Medical expenses and treatments
- Loss of earnings
- Income support
- Funeral costs
- Other damages
Lodging a successful public liability claim can be a lengthy and complex legal process to navigate. Your lawyer at DSC will take over the stress of pursuing your claim for you, keeping you informed of important updates every step of the way.
Ph: 0861-465-879 / (+27) 21 410-1200
Fx: (+27) 21 419-9008
Postal AddressP.O. Box 1456, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
- Monday 09:00 – 17:00
- Tuesday 09:00 – 17:00
- Wednesday 09:00 – 17:00
- Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
- Friday 09:00 – 17:00
- Saturday – CLOSED
- Sunday – CLOSED