If you were injured because you slipped and fell, or perhaps you tripped and fell, on another’s property and the main reason it happened was a result of the fault or negligence of the owner or occupier of the premises, then you can make a claim for compensation. There is a law in Ontario known as the Occupier’s Liability Act and it stipulates that people who own or occupy premises must take reasonable precautions to protect their visitors from potentially dangerous conditions.
Typically such cases are against plaza owners, stores, restaurants, buildings, parking lots, and even private houses or driveways. Typical scenarios involve tripping on cracked pavement, uneven walkways, rickety stairs, stairs without railings or unsafe railings, or slipping on spills or untreated ice and snow – we’ve encountered it all and successfully obtained significant compensation on behalf of our clients.
In cases against the City or if the accident happens on public highways, roads or sidewalks, there are restrictions and short deadlines for advancing a claim. Unless and until we have been hired in writing by you, we cannot assume your case. So call us right away.
In any case, if at all possible, you are well advised to take the names and numbers of any potential witnesses. Take photographs of where you fell. Preserve the evidence. Keep your shoes or boots. Report the incident or have someone do it for you as soon as possible. Don’t speak to the representatives of the insurance company until you have first consulted us. Call now for your free, no-obligation consultation. We can meet you at night, over the weekend or at your home if necessary. Let over 30 years of our experience winning cases go to work for you.
We are proud of the way we personally take care of your case. Like every individual, every case is unique. By all means get your free consultation and take advantage of our policy of “win or it’s free”. Why do doctors and other lawyers recommend us? Because we are affordable and effective – Lawyers You Can Trust.