Slip and fall lawyer Toronto, Ontario
Anyone expecting to be seriously injured while going about their daily business, such as walking down a grocery store aisle, returning to their car in a parking lot, or paying a visit to a friend at their home, we are sure – no! Slip and fall accidents, on the other hand, can happen when you least expect it. And, depending on a variety of factors, they can have serious consequences.
Slips and falls caused by common maintenance issues frequently result in severe injuries that can have far-reaching consequences for unsuspecting accident victims. This is especially true for seniors, who are more likely than other demographics to be involved in a slip and fall accident and to be seriously injured as a result of it. Indeed, slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of hospitalization among seniors.
Anyone, regardless of age, can be injured in a slip and fall accident. Many injured accident victims immediately blame themselves, their own lack of attention, or their clumsiness for the injuries they have sustained when they occur on someone else’s commercial or residential property. They may feel compelled to flee the scene of the accident and take no further action.
Even if no one else was present to witness the accident, slips and falls on other people’s property are frequently the result of someone else’s carelessness. People who own and/or occupy commercial and residential properties are responsible for reasonable upkeep under Ontario’s Occupiers’ Liability Act. If they fail to take necessary safety precautions and an unsuspecting visitor is injured as a result, the at-fault property owner/occupier may be considered negligent and, as a result, liable for the injured accident victim’s damages.
Contact our slip and fall lawyer for personalized legal advice during a free, no-obligation consultation to learn whether you may be entitled to compensation based on the circumstances of your accident.
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