Slip and Fall Lawyers in Kingston and Ottawa
Today in Canada, slips, trips, and falls are a leading cause of injury. Unfortunately, in most cases, slip and fall accidents happen as a result of preventable conditions. If you have sustained an injury on someone else’s property, whether it is private or public, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact the lawyers at Barapp Injury Law for assistance in recovering compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.
Who is Liable in a Slip and Fall Accident?
Under the law, any owner or occupier of a public or private property is responsible for keeping the property safe and well-maintained. If the property has hazards that have never been repaired, the owner of the property can be held responsible for injuries caused by those hazards. Even temporary hazards such as walkways that have not been cleared of snow and ice or those where hazards exist without cautionary signage can be held liable for any injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident.
Slip and fall accidents will happen when least expected.
COMMON CAUSES ARE
Cracked or broken walkways
Cords and cables
Ripped or torn carpeting
Nursing home accidents
Improperly maintained stairways
Slip and fall accidents can result in head and traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, broken bones, and orthopaedic injuries. Slip and fall claims are dependent on whether the property owner could have taken steps to avoid injuries and did not do so. Negligence is an important aspect of any successful slip and fall claim.
Things to Do Immediately Following a Slip and Fall Accident
Consider Time Limits
It is important to seek the advice of a professional slip and fall lawyer after such an injury. Although time is important with any injury claim, it is particularly true in a slip and fall case. While most claims must be filed within two years from the date of the accident, there are time limits when it comes to municipal properties.