North Bay Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
After being involved in a slip and fall on someone else’s property, many people have a tendency to instinctively blame themselves or their own clumsiness for the accident. Indeed, many slip and fall accident victims try to leave the scene of the incident as quickly as possible to try and avoid embarrassment. Indeed, it can be difficult to know just what to do next after being injured on someone else’s property.
After being involved in a slip and fall accident, it is advisable to:
- Seek medical attention
- Report the incident to the property’s manager, owner, landlord, or other authority figure
- Formally complete an incident report and request a copy for your own records
- Take photos of hazards at the accident scene that caused your accident
- Speak to people who might have witnessed the accident and request their contact information
- Keep thorough records of injury-related expenses you have incurred as a result of your accident
- Contact a North Bay slip and fall accident lawyer
Oftentimes, slip and fall accidents are caused by the most seemingly innocent maintenance issues. However, if left unattended or unaddressed, these innocuous-sounding hazards could lead to an accident in which severe injuries are sustained. Common examples of maintenance issues that could cause an injurious slip and fall accident include:
- Improperly cleared ice and/or snow
- Spilled liquids
- Broken or missing handrails
- Poor lighting
- Wet floors
- Uneven surfaces
- Loose carpeting
- Cracked sidewalks
- Cluttered walkways
- Broken tiles
- And more
Anyone who owns or occupies residential or commercial property in the province is required to act in accordance with the Occupiers’ Liability Act. That means they are required to take the safety of their guests into consideration, and address any potentially dangerous maintenance issues that could result in an injurious slip and fall.
If a property owner/occupier’s failure to protect your physical safety while you were on their premises caused you to sustain compensable injuries in a slip and fall accident, they might be considered negligent. Therefore, they might be responsible for providing you with financial compensation for damages you incurred as a result of your injuries.
No one should sustain injuries while going about their normal, daily routines. Unfortunately, because of the negligence of others, trips to the store or visits to someone else’s property can suddenly change the course of a slip and fall accident victim’s life.
That is why, if you were hurt on someone else’s property, speaking with our slip and fall accident lawyers serving North Bay could be beneficial. To receive a free initial consultation on your case, call 1-800-JUSTICE today.
Speak with Our North Bay Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers
By taking advantage of a free initial consultation with our slip and fall accident lawyers serving North Bay, you will have the opportunity to receive the benefit of personalized, case-specific legal advice about options for financial recovery that might be available to you. Call Preszler Injury Lawyers today and receive a cost-free, no-obligation initial consultation and learn how our North Bay slip and fall accident lawyers may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.