Defending Your Legal Rights In A Slip And Fall Accident Claim
If you have been injured by a slip and fall in a public or private area, you may have a case under the Occupier’s Liability Act. An occupier of premises owes a duty to take such care as is reasonable to see that persons entering on the premises are reasonably safe.
At Blackburn Lawyers, our personal injury legal team will develop your case and determine your eligibility for compensation. Based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, we offer extensive personal injury litigation experience in cases involving premises that are owned privately, by a business, proprietor or municipality.
Determining The Standard Of Care Owed To You By A Property Owner
Whether residential, municipal or commercial, property owners have a responsibility to ensure that the premises they maintain are reasonably safe and secure for individuals. Occupier’s liability accidents can include slip and fall accidents caused by:
- Snow and ice
- Improperly constructed stair cases
- Uneven or wet floors
- Worn carpeting
- Poor lighting
- Worn or broken staircases, sidewalks or steps
In some cases, if you are on somebody else’s property and have sustained an injury or injuries due to dangerous and/or unsafe conditions, there may be grounds for negligence on the owner’s part and the owner could be liable for your injuries.
How Legislation Applies To Your Injuries
Slip and fall accidents are sometimes also referred to as trip and fall accidents. It is a commonly used reference to refer to someone who has sustained an injury or injuries as result of falling down from unsafe conditions such as ice, water, snow, uneven stairs, sidewalks, flooring, etc.
In some cases, even poor lighting or unseen hazards such as gaps in the floor may mean you are eligible for compensation under the Occupier’s Liability Act. However, there are time limits that you need to be aware of before commencing a slip and fall claim, so the sooner you contact a lawyer, the better.
There are hundreds of different scenarios in which an individual can sustain injuries as a result of a slip and fall in the Greater Toronto Area and we’ve only listed a few examples here. Luckily, Blackburn Lawyers is highly experienced in processing slip and fall or trip and fall claims, having helped clients settle hundreds of different slip and fall claims.
Maintaining A Personal Connection With You As Your Matter Moves Through The Legal System
When looking for experienced and trustworthy slip and fall lawyers, Toronto residents and those in surrounding areas rely on Blackburn Lawyers. We pledge to keep our clients informed every step of the way, starting with a free consultation.
It can be difficult to know what to do and how to proceed after you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident. Our slip and fall lawyers will help you uncover all your options, so you know your rights. Get power and knowledge on your side today. Get Blackburn Lawyers.
Arrange A Free Consultation With Our Personal Injury Lawyers
We will explain your rights to you. We will explain how we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us. We will help.
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