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.

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Slip and fall accidents will happen when least expected.

COMMON CAUSES ARE

  Ice and snow
  Cracked or broken walkways
  Cluttered walkways
  Potholes
  Cords and cables
  Slippery or wet floors
  Ripped or torn carpeting
  Nursing home accidents
  Uneven floors
  Improper lighting
  Improperly maintained stairways
  Construction debris
  Clutter

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.

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If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of another, contact the legal professionals at Barapp Injury Law. We are dedicated to the rights of victims of slip and fall accidents in Kingston, Ottawa, and throughout Ontario. Call us for a no-cost consultation to understand your rights after a slip and fall accident.