Our slip-and-fall lawyers understand the part of Ontario law that says any property owner, landlord, or business owner has a special duty to take care of anyone who is on their premises.
According to StatsCan, slip-and-fall accidents hurt 15-percent of Canadians. Overall, 35-percent of working age adults, 50-percent of adolescents, and 63-percent of seniors have been hurt badly enough in a slip-and-fall accident to affect their daily activities.
There Are Many Ways to Be Hurt, But One Path Toward Healing
It can easily happen. There are many dangers lurking as you go about your daily routine, whether it’s work-related, shopping, or while at school. Some of the most frequent causes of slip-and-fall accidents include:
- Icy or snow-covered sidewalks
- Slippery floors in a store or mall
- Inadequate warning signs for danger spots
- Merchandise falling off a shelf at a store
- Uneven or poorly installed flooring
- Dangerously narrow stairs
- Poor lighting
- Broken railings
- Raised ledges
If you’re injured in a slip-and-fall accident, the first thing to do is take care of yourself. See a physician or go to an emergency room to make sure that you don’t have hidden injuries such as internal bleeding or a broken bone.
Next, call a slip-and-fall attorney at Gosai Law. Because there are time limits on filing for any benefits and launching a legal action, we will quickly determine who and what is responsible for your injury.
You may be able to file a claim not just for your injury, but for damages for any financial loss such as not being able to work and earn money, failure of the owner to exercise reasonable care, your loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering.