Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are caused by the negligence of others.

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Our Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers Know That Most Accidents Could Have Be Avoided

As personal injury lawyers, we see slip and fall accidents all year round. We understand how frustrating it is when an otherwise preventable injury was suffered on another’s property because a person was negligent in their duty. Sadly, most of these accidents are avoidable.

Many of the slip and fall accident cases are governed by the Occupiers’ Liability Act. Property occupiers must ensure that a premise is reasonably safe for visitors. The onus is on victims to establish there was a preventable hazard onsite that led to their injury. For the average person, this may be tough to prove. We have a great depth of experience when it comes to proving that our clients are entitled to maximum compensation from their accident. Not all, but some establishments make it very difficult and do not listen or respond when they are told someone has been injured at their store, business, on their sidewalk etc. Our lawyers have great success in getting them to listen, respond and compensate. We know how to handle these slip and fall accident claims and we can help you. Most times we can secure two or three times more in injury compensation that was originally suggested. You owe it to yourself to make sure you hire the best personal injury lawyer after your accident.

We want what’s right for you after your slip and fall accident

Our slip and fall accident lawyers work with top medical professionals to diagnose your injuries and review the conditions of the property where it occurred. It’s important we know everything about your injury so we can protect your rights and so you can receive appropriate damages, including:

  • Non-pecuniary general damages (for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of amenities)
  • Future and present loss of income
  • Loss of competitive advantage
  • Loss of household and handyman capacity

Maximum compensation for slip and fall accidents – Accident Scenario

Our lawyers worked closely with a new client “RM” . Our goal was to ensure that he received maximum compensation for his injuries, following his slip and fall accident. RM was 78 year old man, who one day went to a grocery store, where he slipped and fell on some fruit that was on the tile floor. Unfortunately he had no time to brace for his fall and sustained a concussion and laceration to the back of his head. Fruit on the floor is a frequent cause for slip and fall accidents in grocery stores.

Thankfully, RM recovered from his injuries but continued to have intermittent neck pain and intermittent headaches. Our lawyers were able to negotiate a settlement at a private settlement conference in the amount of $20,000.00. Not all slip and fall accidents are the same and thankfully our client didn’t sustain injuries that were permanent and was able to recover. Even though some injuries are as serious as others, compensation is still needed.

*Please note: Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

Our lawyers will travel to your home, hospital, or rehabilitation centre throughout eastern Ontario. You don’t pay until you get paid.

Involved in a slip and fall accident? We’ll help you establish the cause of your injury.

Slip and fall accidents should be reported to the occupier and a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. There is a limited window for filing such cases and deadlines depend on whether your injury occurred on private or public property. Our lawyers then hire and consult with experts to analyze your injury and the factors that led to it. We must determine:

  • That the probable cause of injury was due to a breach of the occupier’s duty
  • That a hazardous condition existed on the premises
  • That the occupier knew or should have known of the hazard within a reasonable period of time to have taken action
  • That the injury was plausible and could’ve been anticipated prior to the accident

Slip and fall accident on City of Ottawa property?

The city of Ottawa requires written notice of a potential claim within ten days of the accident. It’s important that you let our Ottawa injury lawyers know as soon as possible so that we can secure evidence such as taking pictures, getting witness names etc. The condition of the premises must also be investigated for the property occupier’s negligence to be established.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A slip and fall accident is a term used for a personal injury case in which a person slips or trips and is injured on someone else's property. These cases usually fall under the broader category of cases known as premises liability claims.

The most common causes of slip and fall accidents are the loss of traction Hazards such as ice or snow are also likely causes of slip and fall injuries.

If you have slipped on a wet floor in a store, restaurant, or business and there were no hazard signs put up, you can claim compensation. The third-party could be liable for your injuries because they did not provide a warning of the risk.

The time it takes for a slip and fall accident case to resolve from start to finish can be anywhere from a few months to a few years depending on the exact circumstances of the case.

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If you’ve been injured in an accident, please contact us free of charge to discuss how we can help you get the compensation and care you need to enjoy a comfortable quality of life.

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