Guelph Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Were you involved in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property? Did you sustain compensable injuries as a result? If so, you might be eligible to pursue legal action in an attempt to recover damages you have incurred because of your injuries.
No one expects that, while performing normal, everyday activities like walking down a grocery store aisle, visiting a friend’s apartment building, or hurrying past a commercial building on their way to work that they will be involved in a life-changing accident. However, slips and falls caused by neglected maintenance hazards can have severe consequences.
In Guelph, slips and falls frequently cause unsuspecting accident victims to sustain injuries requiring hospitalization. This is especially true of senior citizens. Indeed, 85% of injured seniors admitted to emergency rooms across the country were hospitalized because of fall-related accidents.
Regardless of age or medical condition, though, anyone can be seriously injured as a result of a slip and fall. Accident victims commonly sustain a number of injuries as the result of a fall on someone else’s property. These injuries often 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
The adverse consequences of sustaining any number of injuries in a slip and fall accident can be physical, psychological, and economic. Not only do seriously injured slip and fall accident victims frequently develop additional disabilities in the form of mental health issues, they are also likely to incur substantial financial losses because of the injuries they have sustained.
Injuries sustained in slips and falls on someone else’s property might require lengthy periods of hospitalization, long stretches of regular physiotherapy, ambulatory assistive equipment, surgeries, attendant care, drastic lifestyle adjustments, and other necessary injury-related costs. Affording these expensive, essential recovery-related costs can feel like an impossible challenge, especially for accident victims whose injuries prevent them from continuing to work.
Injured slip and fall accident victims who can no longer perform the duties of their jobs after being hurt on someone else’s property could not only lose wages because of missed work, but they might even experience a reduced future earning capability. That means, because of a property owner/occupier’s negligence, injured victims of preventable slips and falls could be unable to earn the wages to which they had become accustomed for the rest of their careers.
If you were injured on someone else’s property, consider scheduling a free initial consultation with our Guelph slip and fall accident lawyers. To learn whether or not you might be entitled to compensation, call 1-800-JUSTICE today.
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In accordance with the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, the owners and/or occupiers of commercial and residential properties are required to safeguard their premises to reduce the risk of injurious slips and falls on-site. Failure to do so could be considered negligence.
That is why, if your injuries were sustained in an accident on someone else’s property, our slip and fall accident lawyers serving Guelph may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. To learn more, schedule your free initial consultation with our Guelph slip and fall accident lawyers by calling 1-800-JUSTICE today.