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Toronto Slip-and-Fall Lawyer
If you have suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall accident due to a hazard the property owner was responsible for, contact a slip-and-fall lawyer in Toronto to seek compensation for your damages today.
When you’ve fallen because of a dangerous sidewalk, road, or other surface, you may be able to recover the losses you’ve incurred from your injuries. Property owners have a duty to ensure that their property is safe for the public. For example, in the winter, property owners are obligated to de-ice their walkways to prevent visitors from slipping. If they fail to do so, they can be found liable for your injuries.
It can be difficult to determine fault for premises liability injuries on your own, however. But with the help of a Toronto slip-and-fall lawyer at Blackacre Law, PC, you can significantly increase your chances of obtaining the compensation you need to recover from your injuries without worry.
Causes of Slip-and-Fall Injuries in Toronto
Injuries that are caused by slip-and-fall accidents are all too common because they can happen almost anywhere. Some of the causes we see most frequently in Toronto include the following:
- Wet floors
- Icy sidewalks
- Broken pavement
- Littered walkways
- Torn carpeting
- Unsteady floorboards
If the owner of the property you were walking on was neglectful in his or her care of the public walking space, he or she should be held accountable for your injuries. A municipal agency can also be held responsible if the walkway was supposed to be maintained by the government.
It’s important to note that, if your accident was not caused by the carelessness of another, you will not be able to win a premises liability claim. For example, if you were walking and tripped over your own feet, you cannot sue the property owner for your injuries.
One of the best ways to make sure you are seeking compensation from the correct party is to contact a Toronto trip-and-fall lawyer who will be able to investigate who owns the area where you fell and whose responsibility it is to maintain the integrity of the walkways there.
Injuries Associated with Slip-and-Fall Accidents
The injuries sustained in a slip-and-fall accident can have a very wide range. Most people will walk away relatively unscathed—with some bruises or a sprained ankle, perhaps. Others will end up with severe injuries that could require extensive medical care.
Injuries that could necessitate the services of a Toronto slip-and-fall accident lawyer include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal injuries, neck injuries, organ damage, and other serious wounds.
These types of debilitating injuries can affect your life for an extended period of time. With TBIs, for instance, you may have to relearn tasks you’ve been doing all of your life, such as walking, climbing stairs, or even speaking.
We will gather the diagnoses and medical opinions of your healthcare team to determine whether your injuries warrant a Toronto premises liability claim. If they do, a qualified lawyer at Blackacre Law, PC will stop at nothing to hold the property owner financially accountable for all the hardships you have had to endure.
Receiving Compensation for Your Losses
When filing a premises liability claim, our ultimate goal is to win compensation that will cover the expenses and suffering you’ve had to endure. With the diagnosis of your doctor in hand, we will examine the impact your injuries have had and will continue to have on your life.
Many people are affected by a loss of income and future earning potential, incidental expenses, and medical expenses not fully covered under the Canada Health Act, such as prescription medications, medical equipment, household changes to accommodate medical equipment, and both physical and occupational therapy.
In addition, we can include any loss of companionship, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and mental anguish that resulted directly from the injuries you suffered in your Toronto slip-and-fall accident.
An experienced lawyer from our firm will be sure to calculate the total impact your injuries will have on your life so we can settle for nothing less than maximum compensation.
Speak with a Slip-and Fall Lawyer in Toronto
While you recover from your injuries, you shouldn’t have to be burdened by financial insecurities. By enlisting the help of a qualified lawyer at Blackacre Law, PC, you are taking the first steps toward obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with a Toronto slip-and-fall lawyer today by giving us a call at 647-556-5888 or filling out our convenient contact form at the bottom of this page.