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Slip and Fall Lawyers
A slip-and-fall accident occurs because the owner, manager, operator or renter of a commercial or residential property ignored a dangerous situation on his or her property. As a result, someone had a slip-and-fall accident that caused an injury or death.
The term “trip and fall” or “slip and fall” refers to falls as a result of any condition which makes the surface where one is walking uneven and potentially hazardous.
Causes of Slip and Falls:
Slip-and-fall accidents include trip-and-fall accidents, as well as accidents caused by falling objects. Altogether, there are several causes of this type of accident:
- broken pavement;
- an obstructions from a pathway;
- ice or wet floor;
- loose carpet or
- any other unstable surface.
These injuries can occur at a business or private home at any time.
Types of Injuries from Slip/Trip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall injuries can range in severity from a few bruises and scrapes to life-altering injuries. Fatalities are also common.
Typical injuries in a slip and fall are broken bones, back and spinal injuries, knee and hip injuries and head trauma. Use an ambulance if you are severely injured.
The effects of some of these injuries may not show up immediately, so it is important to visit an emergency room or urgent care facility or to see your personal physician quickly.
Liability for Injuries in Slip and Fall Accidents
The law in Ontario states that it is the responsibility of the store, business, or private property owner to ensure the safety of anyone who enters onto their premises. Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, from a spill on the floor at the supermarket to a neighbour not clearing his/her driveway of ice. When filing a lawsuit for a slip and fall case, you must be able to prove negligence on the part of the property owner.
The personal injury and disability lawyers at Blackacre Law have established a solid reputation in representing accident victims who have suffered serious injuries as a result of a slip and fall accident.
Slip and Fall Accidents on Public Property
In cases of a slip and fall accident that occurs on public property, written notice of the accident including your name, address, telephone number, time and location of the accident, which must be delivered to the Municipality within 10 days
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact Blackacre Law and schedule your INITIAL CONSULTATION. You will pay no fees until your case is won or settled.