Toronto Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers
The city of Toronto can be a treacherous place. When property owners/occupiers neglect commonplace, seemingly harmless maintenance issues on their premises, people going about their regular business can be seriously injured in unexpected and traumatic slip and fall accidents.
Anyone can be injured in a slip and fall accident. Regardless of age, medical condition, or degree of personal caution, individual community members can fall prey to the negligence of property owners/occupiers who fail to live up to their legal obligations and take adequate precautions to reduce the risk of injurious slip and fall accidents on their premises.
The people and/or entities who own and/or occupy commercial or residential properties are subject to the rules outlined in the provincial Occupiers’ Liability Act. As such, depending on the nature of the premises, property owners/occupiers have a legal responsibility to provide guests, tenants, customers, employees, delivery personnel, mail carriers, neighbours, and passersby with a duty of care. They are required by law to routinely inspect the premises for potentially dangerous hazards and take proactive, preventative measures to avoid injury-causing accidents on their property. These actions might include repairing unsafe maintenance hazards, removing them from the premises entirely, or displaying clearly visible warning signs about them to anyone who may be entering or passing by the property. Failure to take any action could be considered negligence.
Many injured survivors of slip and fall accidents are unsure of what to do next. It can even be unclear whether their injury-causing accident was, indeed, caused by someone else’s negligence. That is why, if you were injured on someone else’s property and are unsure about how to pursue accountability and restitution, taking advantage of a free initial consultation with our Toronto slip and fall accident lawyers might be beneficial.
Not all slip and fall accidents result in injuries that require hospitalization, rehabilitation, long stretches of lost work, or drastic lifestyle changes. Many Toronto slip and fall accidents only culminate in minor injuries, such as scrapes, bruises, or small cuts. However, depending on the circumstances of the accident, slips and falls can cause lifelong medical problems, physical disabilities, severe mental health issues, and financial distress. These injuries frequently 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
If you sustained compensable injuries on someone else’s property, you may only have a very limited window of opportunity in which to act. This is especially true for accident victims who were injured in a slip and fall caused by improperly cleared ice and/or snow on someone else’s property. In accordance with recently revised legislation, people who were injured because of these insufficiently addressed weather-related hazards have only 60 days from the date of their accident in which to provide the negligent property owner/occupier with a notice of claim.
Time is of the essence. Do not hesitate. Contact our slip and fall accident lawyers serving Toronto today and take advantage of a free initial consultation.
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Our Toronto slip and fall accident lawyers are passionate about helping injured community members recover the maximum amount of damages to which they might be entitled. To learn about options for financial recovery that might be available to you, take advantage of a cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with Preszler Injury Lawyers by calling 1-800-JUSTICE today.