As an Ontario personal injury lawyer, I am often asked: "Can I make a claim if I am injured because I tripped in a hole, uneven surface, or other defective condition?"
The short answer is yes, in Ontario if you are injured as a result of a trip and fall, slip and fall, or because of a defective condition, you can claim for your losses.
As with any personal injury lawsuit in Ontario, however, you must be able to establish that another person or corporation was negligent. That is, to sue for your injuries following a trip and fall accident in Ontario, you must show that either the property owner and/or other persons responsible for the premises was negligent in maintaining the premises.
Ontario law allows you to advance a claim for negligence that results in a trip and fall injury in a variety of circumstances. This may include a trip and fall due to a hole in a parking lot, uneven surface, poor lighting, or other defective condition. Other types of premises liability claims involve inadequate security or negligent operations or maintenace on premises. This can include instances where someone is injured due to falling objects, or where someone is trampled.
Although the terms "trip and fall" or "premises liability" may sound like common and insignificant accidents, the injuries can be quite serious. As a personal injury lawyer, I have seen a wide range of injuries from slip and fall, trip and fall, and other premises defects. These have included severe brain injuries and spinal cord injuries where. More common injuries seen in slip and fall and trip and fall accidents are orthopedic injuries such as, broken ankle, tibial plateau fractures, hip fracture, wrist fractures and elbow fractures. Serious orthopedic injuries following a trip and fall accident in Ontario may require surgery and the placement of plates and screws to hold the bones in place.
Ontario trip and fall and premises liability lawsuits are usually brought against the owner of the property, and others that have care, custody or control over the premises. Most commercial and residential properties have liability insurance in place to respond to injury claims.
The facts of a trip and fall accident or other premises liability accident can vary greatly and, as such, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
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