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Pickering Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer


Although slip and fall accidents can happen at any time, in any season of the year, in Pickering they most frequently occur in the winter. As a matter of fact, one of the leading causes of injurious slip and fall accidents in the entire province is improperly cleared ice and snow

Property owners and/or occupiers have a legal obligation to address any potentially dangerous maintenance issue on their premises, including ice and/or snow that has been allowed to accumulate. In accordance with the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, the owners and/or occupiers of commercial and residential properties owe others a duty of care. That means they must take certain precautions to ensure the physical safety of people who interact with their premises. People walking past a retail store, returning to their cars in a parking lot, or visiting a friend’s residence should be able to do so without sustaining injuries because of a neglected on-site hazard. 

Unfortunately, each winter community members across the province frequently sustain severe injuries because of snow or ice that has been neglected by the people or entities responsible for clearing it. And because of recent changes to provincial legislation, seeking restitution for injuries caused by ice or snow has become even more difficult and time-sensitive. 

Since Bill 118 received royal assent in 2020, accident victims who have been injured because of ice or snow on someone else’s property have only 60 days from the date of their accident to serve the negligent parties with a notice of claim. If they fail to do so in the newly mandated time period, they will essentially forfeit their only opportunity to seek compensation through legal means. 

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If you have any questions and would like to schedule a call with our legal team for a FREE no-obligation consultation, contact us now. During this call you can ask any questions as it relates to your accident and/or claim and we'll discuss your options and possible outcomes.

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Snow and ice are not the only hazards that could lead to injurious slip and fall accidents. Our Pickering slip and fall accident lawyers have helped many members of the local community who have been injured because of a variety of neglected maintenance issues, including:

  • Spilled liquids 
  • Broken or missing handrails 
  • Poor lighting  
  • Wet floors 
  • Uneven surfaces 
  • Loose carpeting  
  • Cracked sidewalks 
  • Potholes 
  • Cluttered walkways 
  • Broken tiles 
  • And more 

Anything that could pose a danger to human health must be repaired or removed thoroughly and expediently by a property’s owners/occupiers. Barring that, visible warnings like well-displayed signage should be clearly and prominently exhibited so that guests to the premises can be aware of potentially dangerous conditions on-site. 

If a property owner/occupier’s failure to take your safety into consideration caused you to sustain compensable injuries in a slip and fall accident, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today and receive a free initial consultation. 

How a Pickering Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer May Be Able to Help

It is the responsibility of the property’s owner and/or occupier to shovel snow, remove ice, and apply salt to slippery patches of ground on or outside their premises. Signs cautioning visitors and passersby about the potential hazards may also be displayed to help prevent injury-causing accidents. 

If a property owner/occupier neglected to take any measures to protect the safety of their guests and, as a result, you sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident, you might be entitled to compensation. However, if your injuries were the result of improperly cleared ice and/or snow, you may not have much time to waste.

To take advantage of your free initial consultation with our Pickering slip and fall accident lawyers, call 1-800-JUSTICE as soon as possible.

 

Areas We Serve

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151 Eglinton Ave W,
Toronto, ON
M4R 1A6
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
4145 N Service Rd
Burlington, ON
L7L 4X6
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
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2 County Ct Blvd #400,
Brampton, ON
L6W 3W8
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Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
105 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON
L1N 1C4
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
92 Caplan Ave #121,
Barrie, ON
L4N 0Z7
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
380 Wellington St Tower B, 6th Floor,
London, ON
N6A 5B5
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
2233 Argentia Rd Suite 302,
East Tower Mississauga, ON
L5N 6A6
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
1 Hunter St E,
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3W1
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
459 George St N,
Peterborough, ON
K9H 3R9
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
22 Frederick Street,
Suite 700
Kitchener, ON N2H 6M6
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
352 Elgin Street,
Ottawa ON
K2P 1M8
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
10 Milner Business Ct #300,
Scarborough, ON
M1B 3C6
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
*consultation offices

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