Slip and fall injuries are common in Ontario, especially when we enter autumn and winter when frost or ice patches may become prevalent. Slip and fall accident often occur on property that is owned or occupied by someone else. Serious injuries can result from a slip and fall accident, including broken ankles, hip injuries, and other orthopedic injuries. Sometimes, serious head injuries can also occur as a result of a slip and fall accident. In rare instances, a slip and fall accident can even result in death, usually as a result of head trauma.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to make a claim. Most of the time, insurance is in place to protect the property owners, managers, contractors, and occupiers in the event that someone is injured on their premises. Ontario slip and fall accidents are the most common premises liability claims. Laws dictate that property owners must provide safe, secure and properly maintained premises. Businesses and homeowners in Ontario may be held liable regardless of why a person enters their property.
Here are some common causes of slip and fall injuries:
Slip and Fall accidents may occur just about anywhere in Ontario. Commonly, slip and fall accidents occur on commercial properties such as:
What Should You Do If You Are Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident:
If you have experienced an unfortunate slip and fall, your first priority should be to obtain medical attention that you may need to tend to your injuries. If possible, photograph the condition or conditions that caused you to slip whether it be ice or snow, uneven pavement or a broken handrail. Many of the circumstances that caused you to slip and fall could change within hours or even minutes after your accident. That is why it is so important to photograph the area whenever possible. It is also very important to know the location of your fall. Take note of the address and be aware of your surroundings especially if there are security cameras in the area.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a slip and fall on a wet floor or uneven surface, the property owner may be responsible for damages or injuries that you suffer and it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. Iacobelli Law Firm represent clients throughout Ontario in personal injury matters including slip and fall accidents. Our firm provides compassionate, professional and effective legal counsel and offers a FREE Consultation. Please feel free to call us at 1-866-234-6093 or complete our online contact form here. We are honoured to serve our clients and our community.
Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada as well as offices in Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death.