Slip and Falls
Slip and falls can occur as a result of various hazardous conditions. In the winter months, the accumulation of ice and snow may create slippery conditions that can injure pedestrians anywhere, such as on sidewalks, stairs, or parking lots. The negligence of one party in failing to ensure that premises are safe can result in injuries to an unknowing pedestrian. Slip and falls can also be the result of uneven surfaces, a hidden hole that the victim is unaware of, or inadequate lighting. If you have been injured as a result of slip and fall, you will want to contact a lawyer immediately to make a claim, as there is a limitation period to when the claim can be filed.
Trip and falls can occur as well, when the owner or occupier of a particular location leaves tripping hazards that can hurt innocent victims. Occupiers have an obligation to ensure that their premises are safe. When they breach their obligations and you suffer injuries as a result, you may have a claim. If you have been injured as a result a trip and fall, our lawyers can help recover money for you.
You can file a slip and fall or trip and fall claim if the owner or occupier of the residence does not provide a reasonably safe area for visitors. The owner or tenant of the property is responsible in making sure there are no hazardous conditions or traps that can cause injury.
If the premise is deemed to be reasonably unsafe, the owner or occupier of the property can be liable for damages for any medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages, medical expenses, future care, and emotional suffering as a result of the accident. Contact us today and for a free consultation with an experienced Toronto personal injury lawyer. We do not charge fees until we win.
What should you do if you have been involved in a Slip & Fall Accident?
- Write down the location of your fall
- If it happened on a city sidewalk or road, you must give written notice to the city clerk within 10 days
- Take photographs of the area where you fell
- Contact a lawyer to protect your rights
- Get the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses
- Write down the lighting conditions at the time of your fall
- Write down whether there were any warning signs in the vicinity of where you fell
- Go see your family doctor for an assessment and continue to keep him/her informed of your injuries