With our unpredictable Canadian weather, slip and fall accidents can happen at anytime.
On any given day, the average Canadian visits several business and stores ranging from gas stations to coffee shops, grocery stores, department stores, and professional offices.
Owners and occupiers must take reasonable steps to maintain their property, including frequent salting and snow removal in inclement weather, fixing damaged railings, and cleaning up spills in a timely manner. Many owners overlook safety in an effort to keep costs at a minimum. This cost cutting leaves consumers exposed to unsafe conditions that can result in serious injuries from slip and fall accidents.
A slip and fall accident can result in serious injuries including brain injury, spinal cord injury, fractures, bruising and other traumas. These injuries may never heal completely even with proper and immediate treatment.
In some slip and fall or trip and fall cases, there are very time sensitive notice periods. For example, if you fall on a city property, you must give proper written notice within ten (10) days to protect your right to pursue a claim. An initial investigation is also important including, in some cases, an engineering report.
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