Although we had an unseasonably mild December in southern Ontario, the new year brought us some wintery weather. With the snow and ice, also comes a season of slip and fall accidents in Toronto and southern Ontario. There are always a few homeowners and businesses that delay or neglect removing snow and ice from their property. Occasionally, untreated snow and ice can result in a serious injury due to a slip and fall accident. Slip and falls on ice and snow are a major cause of serious orthopedic injuries, including ankle fractures, and broken arms. Sometimes, a slip and fall on ice can lead to a major head injury, with life long consequences. As such, it is important that homeowners and businesses take care to properly treat ice and snow in a timely manner.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to a slip and fall on an icy driveway, you may be wondering whether you have any rights to seek recovery for your losses. In Ontario, it is often possible to obtain compensation for your losses following a slip and fall accident. Most homes and commercial properties are insured for such injuries and claims. In addition to your injury, you have to establish that the premises was not adequately maintained. It is a good idea to take pictures of the area where the slip and fall occurred, and provide these photographs to your lawyer.
It is a good idea to take pictures of the area where the slip and fall occurred, and provide these photographs to your lawyer.
To learn more about your rights if you've been injured in a slip and fall accident due to ice and snow, call our office to arrange for free consultation. We offer prospective clients a confidential consultation, with no obligation. Call us at 416-900-1070 or complete our online contact form here.