Slip & Fall
What may sound like a simple case of losing your balance or footing can be far more complicated, especially if it leads to injuries that require medical care, a loss of mobility or emotional strain of any kind. Broken or fractured bones, back injuries, spinal injuries and chronic pain are just some of the possible impairments that can damage a victim’s life in terms of their mobility, emotional and mental health as well as their ability to take care of themselves and their family financially. In these cases, a slip, trip or fall on someone else’s property may entitle you to compensation, depending on several different factors. In Ontario, anybody who owns manages or maintains a property is responsible for preserving the safety of that property under the Occupiers’ Liability Act. If the person responsible for maintaining that safety was negligent in identifying hazards, removing said hazards or alerting people to the potential for hazards, they are liable for any injuries you sustained as a result. Unsafe conditions can include icy or wet conditions, dangerous or uneven flooring or stairs, poor lighting, potholes, inept maintenance, and many other dangerous or otherwise hidden hazards. The Occupiers Liability Act exists to protect you from unsafe conditions on commercial, government and residential properties with public spaces. This is especially important for already vulnerable people in Ontario such as the elderly or disabled. If you or someone you love has been injured by a slip and fall, know that you are entitled to compensation for pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, medical care costs, future medical care costs and any potential loss of income. It is important for you to know that, although you are protected by Ontario’s laws, there is a Statue of Limitations on slip and fall lawsuits. To gain a better understanding of your rights and how a property owner or manager may have neglected their responsibilities, call Vishal Sharma before the allotted time is up. As a specialized area of civil litigation, a slip and fall is not something you want to tackle on your own or settle without consultation. You and your family deserve more… let Vishal Sharma get you the financial help that you need to recover and live your life fully.