Slip and Falls
A slip-and-fall is the name given to a range of injuries that happen on public or private property, possibly at someone’s home, store, sports arena, community centre or office building. They often involve slips on wet, slippery or uneven floors or stairs. They can also be caused by tripping over exposed flooring or equipment left on the floor, or from objects falling from poorly stacked shelves.
The most important thing to do after a slip-and-fall is talk to a lawyer. Because these accidents often involve a temporary situation, such as broken railings or icy sidewalks, it's important to get accurate information right away about the scene of the accident.
Even more importantly, it's vital to file your intent to claim damages as quickly as possible. If you fall on property belonging to the City or Municipality, you may only have days to file your intent to sue. If you miss this deadline, you may be barred from suing and lose the opportunity to get compensation.
Occupier's Liability And Your Injuries
You may feel that your injuries are minor and do not require compensation, or that they will quickly heal. However, many slip-and-falls are more serious than they appear to be at first, and may involve:
- Broken bones
- Head injury
- Spinal damage
- Chronic pain
- Emotional aftereffects such as depression or PTSD
- Long-Term Disability
Of course, the hope is that you will heal quickly. However, if you do not, you may need compensation for time off work, rehabilitation and some long-term effects of your accident. For some serious slip-and-falls, the injuries may be as severe as those in motor vehicle accidents.
If you or a loved one has experienced a slip or fall, call Niroomand Law at 416-850-0094 for a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.
We work on a contingency basis, meaning there is no cost to you unless you get paid.