Slip & Fall
Slip & Fall Injury Claims
Negligent behaviour often results in the creation of safety hazards. A “slip and fall” injury, as termed by legal professionals, is one such example. This is exactly what it sounds like; an accident or injury resulting from a slip or fall caused by the negligence of others. Not only does it hurt physically, but it can also be financially painful in the long run if victims don’t seek compensation and hold liable parties responsible. Many irresponsible individuals get away with their carelessness every year as a result of a lack of legal action.
Slips and falls are incredibly widespread and commonplace, particularly during Canada’s well-known and thoroughly messy winters. Improperly cleared snow, unsalted ice, and even poorly controlled melting flows can result in some very dangerous and painful injuries. In the warmer seasons such as spring and summer, slips and falls are commonly the results of poorly maintained roads and sidewalks, construction-related hazards (especially in major cities), and even improper property maintenance and upkeep, such as plumbing leaks or floors mopped with too much water left behind.
Injuries sustained from a slip or fall due to someone else’s carelessness are taken very seriously by Ontario Injury Lawyers, as their severity can dramatically vary from case to case and victims seeking legal action are met with different financial burdens. Most of the time, victims break bones, become bruised, or sprain limbs. However, in some cases these injuries are far more dramatic, including head, neck, spinal, brain, and lung injuries, even resulting in physical disabilities fatalities if a victim has taken a particularly hard fall.
Many who suffer through an injury stemming from a slip or fall suffer economically, and some also develop mental health issues including phobias, panic attacks, and anxiety disorders, which can add to the overall expenses burdened upon the victim’s shoulders. Such expenses include the following:
- Prescription drug costs
- Medical expenses, including treatments and surgeries
- Rehabilitation and recovery-related expenses
- Attendant care expenditures
- Loss of income if victim is unable to work
We Can Make a Difference
If you or someone in your family has been injured in a slip or fall due to the negligence of another person or organization, it is vital that you contact Ontario Injury Lawyers today. By waiting, you will allow those responsible for the accident to remove physical evidence of the accident happening as a result of their carelessness, and it will become more difficult to obtain the compensation you may be eligible for. Trust us to carry out a thorough investigation and work with you on a claim that will, with sufficient backing evidence, allow you or your family to secure financial restitution for wages lost, medical bills, and other expenses. Contact our Kingston or Ottawa location via phone or email for a free consultation, and we can begin to help you put your life back together.