Slip and fall accidents are, unfortunately, very common. They happen on sidewalks, in plazas, retail stores and parks, and practically anywhere else where pedestrians can, and do, walk.
We act on behalf of many individuals who, through no fault of their own, have been injured as a result of slip and falls. Some people have slipped on ice and snow outside on sidewalks or in parking lots and parks, while others have slipped on slippery store floors for a variety of reasons, such as wetness, fallen hangers or scattered products. Some people have tripped on uneven sidewalks, broken slabs of concrete and interlocking bricks, or hazardous shelving and counters inside retail stores, among other obstacles.
It is important to remember that an injury as a result of a slip and fall does not automatically entitle you to compensation. You must be able to prove that the occupier of the premises (i.e. the person who had care and control of the area where you fell) failed to act reasonably to ensure that the area of the fall was properly maintained. The legislation that governs such claims in Ontario is the Occupiers' Liability Act: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90o02_e.htm
Our legal team will investigate your claim and asses the degree of fault of the occupier of the area where you fell. This is a crucial step in making sure that we can maximize the compensation to which you are entitled.
*Special Note: If you fall on municipal grounds, you must notify the municipality of your intention to start a claim within 10 days of the accident by written notice to the clerk of the municipality. See section 44(10) of the Municipal Act: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_01m25_e.htm
If you are injured as a result of a slip and fall accident, please contact us to ensure that you are aware of your rights and receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
James K. Fireman