Individuals can become victims of a slip and fall injury due to the poor or negligent upkeep of a walkway or public space. Many slip and fall accidents occur in areas such as grocery stores, cruise ships, and office buildings. Slips caused by water leakage or inattentive custodial staff can leave a walking surface slick and dangerous leading to possible severe injuries. The many construction sites in the Ottawa area create risk of a slip or fall. Improperly stored materials and poorly maintained sites can be sufficient to support a finding of negligence in the serious injury of a pedestrian.
If you’re lucky, a slip and fall injury will only leave you with temporary pain; however, more serious injuries can result that require costly and extensive treatment. If negligence on the part of the property owner contributed to your injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and suffering. The slip and fall accident lawyers at Beament Hebert Nicholson are available to represent your best interests to the property owner’s insurance company or legal counsel.
In Ontario, there is a special set of rules that govern liability for property owners who invite others onto their land. The rules are set out in the Occupier’s Liability Act and the basic principle of the Act is that the occupier of premises owes a duty to take care to ensure that the property is reasonably safe for those who enter the premises. This duty includes slips and falls that result of poor care of the premises, but may also extend to other injuries that occur on the premises.
The full compensation of any and all medical expenses caused by the accident is the first and foremost goal of our personal injury lawyers. Tremendous medical, personal, and legal expense can develop in the aftermath of an accident, and reimbursement for those expenses and your pain and suffering is possible.
Our attorneys can help you secure compensation for pain, suffering, and expense related to afflictions from a slip or fall accident, including:
Testimony from certified medical experts can document the extent of your injuries and possible duration of required medical treatment. Physical evidence may help when a favorable settlement cannot be obtained through negotiations with the insurance company and could defer a legal course of action to achieve justice and repayment for your suffering.
Discussions with insurance companies, adjusters, and their legal consultants are handled entirely by our lawyers with your best interests kept in the forefront at all times.
If you wish to consult with a legal advisor, our lawyers are available to answer any and all questions you may have. Questions or concerns about the legal process and your right to compensation will be addressed so you will thoroughly understand all the details of your case.
If you or someone you know was injured by a slip or fall, please contact Beament Hebert Nicholson.
NOTE: If you are considering taking any legal action, contact our office as soon as possible due to potential legal time limits for starting a lawsuit.