With our unpredictable Canadian weather, slip-and-fall accidents can happen at any time.
On any given day, the average Canadian visits several businesses and stores ranging from gas stations to coffee shops, grocery stores to department stores, city property to 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. Some owners may overlook their safety requirements, which leaves consumers exposed to unsafe conditions that can result in serious injuries from slip-and-fall accidents.
These injuries may never heal completely even with proper and immediate treatment.
Slip-and-Fall or trip-and-fall injuries can involve an individual losing their footing while walking on a surface or as a result of tripping over a discrepancy in the walkway, sidewalk or foreign object. There are many reasons as to why and individual can slip-and-fall, here are some common examples:
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 of the incident to protect your right to pursue a claim. An initial investigation is also important including, in some cases, an engineering report.
Where a slip-and-fall occurs as a result of since or ice, written notice must be given to the owner or occupier with 60 days of the incident to protect your right to pursue a claim.
If you were involved in a slip-and-fall accident, and you sustained an injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today and speak with a Slip and Fall Lawyer for a free consultation!