Etobicoke Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Suddenly and without warning, a neglected safety issue on someone else’s property can change the course of a slip and fall accident victim’s life forever. Loose handrails, recently mopped floors, potholes in parking lots, improperly cleared ice and snow, and other seemingly ordinary property features can have extraordinary consequences for people injured in a slip and fall.
Depending on a number of factors, including the age and medical history of the accident victim, the physical condition of the accident scene, and the height from which the victim fell, slips and falls can result in long-lasting or permanent injuries. Slips and falls can be fatal. Injuries sustained in a non-lethal accident can also cause a slip and fall accident victim to die prematurely.
This is especially true for senior citizens. Seniors are the demographic most likely to be involved in a slip and fall, as well as the age group most likely to sustain serious injuries as a result of one. Four out of five injured seniors admitted to hospitals across the country sustained their injuries after taking a fall.
The injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident can require major lifestyle adjustments, long stretches of hospitalization, invasive surgeries, difficult physiotherapy, and other costly expenses related to the accident survivor’s recovery. Injuries commonly sustained in slip and fall accidents include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Strains and sprains
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Facial and dental injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Hip fractures
- And more
Injured accident victims who sustain hip fractures because of their slip and fall may require hip replacement surgery. However, even when successfully completed, those who have undergone the surgery often suffer reduced mobility, often requiring the use of an ambulatory assistive device. Additionally, hip replacement surgery can lead to major complications with fatal consequences, especially for senior citizens. In fact, 30% of seniors who receive a hip replacement die within one year following their surgery.
Our Etobicoke slip and fall accident lawyers believe that no one should be forced to endure the physical pain, psychological distress, and financial burden of recovering from severe injuries because of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. That is why, if you were injured on someone else’s property, consider booking a free initial consultation with our slip and fall accident lawyers serving Etobicoke.
By working with our Etobicoke slip and fall accident lawyers, accident victims who were injured on someone else’s commercial or residential property may be able to recover compensation for damages they have incurred because of the injuries they have sustained. To review the details of your specific case and learn how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help you, contact our slip and fall accident lawyers serving Etobicoke.
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In accordance with the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, the people or entities who own and/or occupy commercial and residential properties owe their visitors a duty of care. If someone’s failure to take your safety into consideration led to an injury-causing accident on their property, call 1-800-JUSTICE today for a free initial consultation with our Etobicoke slip and fall accident lawyers.