Slip and Fall Accident
If you have slipped, tripped, or fallen on someone else’s property because of icy conditions, inadequate maintenance, poorly designed stairs, or other dangerous conditions, you may be entitled to compensation.
Everyone who owns, manages, or maintains a property in Ontario has a legal duty, under a provincial law known as the Occupiers’ Liability Act, to take all reasonable steps to keep the people who use the property safe. Depending on the circumstances, those held responsible include the owner, a tenant, or another person or company who might control or use the space. When these people fail to live up to their responsibilities, they put you in danger.
How Slip & Fall Accident Cases Work
Slip and fall cases typically involve icy conditions, wet conditions, poor or uneven flooring, poor lighting, raised ledges, failure to plow, salt, or sand a parking lot, potholes, badly designed premises, dangerous stairs, or other hidden hazards.
Everyone has a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure that they are not injured. However, even if you are partially at fault for your fall, you can still make a successful claim against the occupier of the property for their share of responsibility.
Our personal injury lawyers can get you the compensation you are entitled to. Compensation can include damages for pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life, as well as future care costs and other financial losses, including loss of income.
Pick the Right Lawyer for Your Slip & Fall Accident
For over 80 years, Thomson Rogers has been helping people in Ontario who have been injured in slip & fall accidents. Because of this experience, we have a deep understanding of the Occupiers’ Liability Act; we will carry out a prompt, thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding your fall and increase your chances of success in seeking compensation.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip and fall accident and someone else is at least partly responsible, you should not shoulder the burden of your injury by yourself. That is why our team of experienced lawyers will fight for you. Please contact a Thomson Rogers’ lawyer for a free consultation.