Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of injury across Ontario. These types of accidents can occur when someone slips and falls as a result of a hazardous or dangerous condition on someone else’s property. A slip, trip and fall injury can be perilous – a broken step, ice, a debris-littered floor, or uneven pavement can lead to a wide range of injuries, from a broken arm or leg to permanent injuries that result in partial or full paralysis.
Owners of public and private properties must offer a safe environment for all visitors, both outside and inside their property. Wet conditions, poor lighting, icy walkways, debris and pedestrian areas in disrepair can all lead to slips, trips and falls. Inside a property, stairs, escalators and floors may be in a condition that is unfit for pedestrians. Any of these situations could cause slips, trips, or falls that result in a serious and life-changing injury.
If you’ve been injured through a slip and fall, or in any other way as a result of someone’s carelessness or negligence, call Bergel, Magence LLP today to speak with one of our slip and fall lawyers and get your legal proceedings started without delay.
If you’ve been injured through slipping, tripping or falling on someone else’s property, they may be held liable for your injuries. You typically have two years within which you can begin legal proceedings around your slip, trip or fall injury. However, if the party at fault is a town, city or another public authority, shorter limitation periods apply. You may have as little as 10 days to take legal action.
Whether your accident happened at work, at a neighbor’s house or at the grocery store, it’s important that you do not sign anything without knowing your rights. Expert slip and fall lawyers can guide you through the claims process and ensure you don’t miss an opportunity to get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
For nearly 50 years, the team of lawyers at Bergel Magence LLP has successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for people like you who have been injured in a slip, trip and fall accident. Contact a Bergel Magence team member and we can start the process of recovering funds for your medical expenses, lost wages and other damages you have suffered as a result of your injury. Remember, we don’t get paid unless we recover money for you.