If you have been injured by a slip and fall in a public or private area, you may have a case under the Occupier’s Liability Act. An occupier of premises owes a duty to take such care as is reasonable to see that persons entering on the premises are reasonably safe. Whether residential, municipal or commercial – property owners have a responsibility to ensure that the premises they maintain are reasonably safe and secure for individuals.
In some cases – if you are on somebody else’s property and have sustained an injury or injuries due to dangerous and/or unsafe conditions, there may be grounds for negligent conduct on the premises owner’s part and they could be liable for your injuries. You may have a case and may be eligible for compensation whether the premises are owned privately, by a business proprietor or municipality.
Slip and fall accidents are sometimes also referred to as trip and fall accidents. It is a commonly used reference to refer to someone who has sustained an injury or injuries as result of falling down from unsafe conditions such as ice, water, snow, uneven stairs, sidewalks, flooring, etc. In some cases, even poor lighting or unseen hazards such as gaps in the floor may mean you are eligible for compensation under the Occupier’s Liability Act. However, there are time limits that you need to be aware of before commencing a slip and fall claim – so the sooner you contact a lawyer, the better.
Occupier’s liability accidents can include slip and fall accidents caused by:
- snow and ice
- improperly constructed stair cases
- uneven or wet floors
- worn carpeting
- poor lighting
- worn or broken staircases, sidewalks or steps
- and more…
There are hundreds of different scenarios in which an individual can sustain injuries as a result of a slip and fall in the Greater Toronto Area and we’ve only listed a few examples here. Luckily, SBMB Law is highly experienced in processing slip and fall or trip and fall claims – having helped clients settle hundreds of different slip and fall claims.
When looking for experienced and trustworthy slip and fall lawyers, Toronto residents and those in surrounding areas rely on SBMB Law. We pledge to keep our clients informed every step of the way, starting with a free consultation. When you call our office, you’ll speak directly with one of our slip and fall lawyers, many of whom are residence specialists for various regions throughout Ontario.
It can be difficult to know what to do and how to proceed after you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident. Our slip and fall lawyers will help you uncover all your options, so you know your rights. Get power and knowledge on your side today. Get SBMB Law!
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