A slip, trip, or fall may sound like the source of a minor injury, one that leads to bumps and bruises, perhaps a small dose of humiliation, and not much more. In actuality, falls are a leading cause of severe, life-changing injury and even death. Especially vulnerable to serious injuries from falls are young children and the elderly. If you have recently been injured in a slip, trip, or fall accident, you may be eligible for substantial compensation. A slip, trip, and fall injury lawyer serving Markham from Preszler Injury Lawyers will fight to help you get it.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we fight for the rights of injured victims in Markham, helping them take on the responsible party and the insurance company and collect the damages they deserve. If you suffered a fall, we want to hear from you and determine how we can help. Our team offers a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We will sit down with you and go over all your options. You can get started today in one phone call by reaching out to us at 1-800-JUSTICE.
Our personal injury lawyers can meet with you in Markham for a free initial consultation. Call (416) 364-2000
Causes of Slip, Trip, and Fall Injuries
A slip and fall accident only takes a second, but if you land wrong, the effects can last for months or years—or even the rest of your life. There are endless ways one can slip, trip, or fall. All it takes is a simple misstep, the cause of which is often out of your control. We can help you recover compensation for slip, trip, or fall injuries caused by the following and more:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Snow or icy walkways or driveways
- Loose or missing handrails
- Loose or missing stairs
- Unmarked obstacles
- Uneven pavement or flooring
- Inadequate lighting
No matter the cause of your slip, trip, or fall injury, we want to learn everything we can about it so that we can identify the responsible parties and start putting together a plan to collect evidence and pursue them for full compensation. To get started today with a free, no-obligation case evaluation with Preszler Injury Lawyers, call 1-800-JUSTICE.
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Potentially Liable Parties
Even if you think—or were told—that your own inattention or clumsiness was to blame for your slip, trip, or fall injury, do not believe it. In most falls, someone other than the injured party is at least partly liable, and at Preszler Injury Lawyers, our job is to identify that party and hold them financially responsible.
The list of potentially liable parties for your slip and fall injury is potentially endless, but in our experience, the most likely ones include the following:
The Property Owner
Property owners are responsible for keeping their premises in reasonably good condition, which includes making sure no dangerous or hazardous conditions exist. When such a condition arises, the property owner must address it right away and must take steps to protect guests in the meantime.
The Property Manager
Property managers also shoulder a great deal of responsibility for the property’s condition, and when injuries result from a dangerous situation not properly attended to, we can hold them liable.
The Builder or Maintenance Company
If the homebuilder or a maintenance company hired to fix a hazardous condition on the property does not do an adequate job, we can pursue them for damages relating to an injury that subsequently occurs.
The local municipality may be liable for damages resulting from an injury that occurs due to a hazardous situation on public property. You must notify the city or municipality within 10 days under Section 44(10) of the Municipal Act, 2001 for sidewalks and highways.
When the Property Owner or Manager Is Liable
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we have a strong track record of holding property owners and managers liable when our clients get hurt in slip, trip, or fall accidents.
A slip, trip, and fall injury lawyer serving Markham will gather evidence and show that each of the following conditions is true:
The Property Had a Defect or Dangerous Condition
We will show that the property featured a specific defect, hazard, or dangerous condition and that this condition led to your injury.
The Owner or Manager Knew About the Condition
We will also collect evidence demonstrating that the property owner or manager had prior knowledge or should have had knowledge of the dangerous or hazardous condition.
The Owner or Manager Failed to Fix the Issue or Protect You From It
Lastly, we will show with evidence how the owner or manager failed to uphold their duty to remedy the situation as quickly as possible and shield you from harm while the issue is fixed.
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Slip and Fall Injury Damages
A slip, trip, and fall injury lawyer serving Markham from Preszler Injury Lawyers can help you collect the full and fair compensation you deserve. Serving Markham and the surrounding areas, our team can help you recover a settlement that includes money for the following and more:
We go after the responsible party or parties for both your current and your anticipated future medical expenses.
If you lost income while recovering from your slip, trip, or fall injury, we help you recover compensation to make up for the paychecks you did not receive.
Reduced Earning Capacity
We can also help you receive compensation if your injury has affected or is expected to affect your ability to earn a living on a long-term basis.
Pain and Suffering
Finally, we pursue noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Call 1-800-JUSTICE for a Free Slip and Fall Injury Case Evaluation With Preszler Injury Lawyers
If you or your loved one suffered an injury resulting from a slip, trip, or fall, there is a good chance that someone else is liable for the damages you incurred. Preszler Injury Lawyers will help you recover compensation to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other economic and noneconomic losses. We offer a free consultation at which we will go over your legal options and what to expect. To speak with a member of our team today, call 1-800-JUSTICE.