Welland Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Sometimes slip and fall accidents end in negligible injuries, such as minor bruises or cuts. However, depending on a number of factors, slips and falls can have severe, debilitating outcomes.
Senior citizens are more likely to be involved in a slip and fall accident than younger demographics. Additionally, they are more likely to sustain injuries that require hospitalization than other accident victims. In fact, four out of five seniors admitted to emergency rooms across the country are hospitalized because of injuries sustained in a fall.
Some common injuries commonly sustained in Welland 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
While seniors might be more susceptible to serious injuries as the result of a slip and fall accident, anyone can sustain severe injuries as the result of a property owner’s negligence. If a property owner/occupier knows about a potentially hazardous maintenance issue on their premises – or should have known about it because they should have conducted thorough, regular inspections of the space – and an injurious slip and fall accident occurs as a result, the at-fault party/entity might be considered negligent. Therefore, they might be required to compensate injured accident victims for financial losses they have incurred because of their injuries.
In accordance with the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, anyone who owns and/or occupies commercial or residential spaces owe a duty of care to their visitors. Depending on the nature of the property, the people to whom owners and/or occupiers are responsible could include:
- Mail carriers
- Delivery agents
- And more
Nobody imagines that a regular errand like a trip to a grocery store or a visit to a friend’s residential building will result in life-changing injuries. However, because of someone else’s negligence, routine daily activities can have disastrous consequences. Being injured in a slip and fall accident can have far-reaching, all-encompassing, destabilizing, and costly consequences.
Our Welland slip and fall accident lawyers believe that no one should be required to pay the cost of someone else’s wrongful conduct. We are committed to helping injured members of the local community recover fair compensation for the damages they have incurred because of someone else’s failure to meet their legal obligations and protect their physical safety.
To learn how our slip and fall accident lawyers might be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve, call 1-800-JUSTICE and receive a free initial consultation.
Free Initial Consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers
During your free initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to review the details of your case, illustrate how your injuries have impacted your daily life, and learn about legal options for financial recovery that might be available to you based on the unique circumstances of your specific accident. To take advantage of your cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with our Welland slip and fall accident lawyers, contact us today.
Our slip and fall accident lawyers serving Welland work on a contingency-fee basis. That means you don’t pay us anything unless we win your case. To learn more, call 1-800-JUSTICE today.