When Fall Is Not A Season!
Slip and fall accidents can happen at any time, whatever the time, place or season. There are obviously more risks during winter, when icy sidewalks, pathways and drive-ways pose a huge hazard but such accidents take place for many other reasons as well.
- Liquid or oil spills
- Freshly waxed, polished or mopped floors
- Torn/Unanchored/worn carpets, rugs, mats
- Debris, obstructions
- Lack of warning signs/hand-rails
- Unmarked construction-zones
- Poor visibility
- Poorly-maintained stairs/steps
These and other dangerous conditions present on someone else’s property can result in slip and fall accidents that cause a range of injuries, from minor cuts, bruises and sprains to serious head/spinal injury, facial and dental damage, fractures, disability or even death. As our Mississauga slip and fall injury lawyers know from experience, when the victim is elderly or a pregnant woman, the consequences can be catastrophic.
Long Term Implications
Apart from the immediate symptoms and injuries, top rated accident lawyers who deal with such cases exclusively frequently see the long-term effects of slip and fall injuries. Such effects may occur many years after the actual incident. They include development of certain conditions like:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Disk degeneration
- Chronic joint pains
Fatal Flaws Cause Falls!
Such accidents are a leading cause of injury across Ontario. Mississauga personal injury lawyers can evaluate the circumstances in your case and evaluate the merits. The three categories of liability include:
- Homeowner Liability
- Renter and Landlord Liability
- Business owner Liability
All these people are responsible for maintenance of their property and have a duty to ensure that visitors remain safe.
Getting Back On Your Feet
Injured victims are entitled to compensation from those liable. Make sure that you:
- Report the accident to someone in authority
- Consult a qualified doctor immediately
- Take pictures of the location and situation that caused the accident
- Beware of talking to insurers/claims-adjusters without a 24 hour injury lawyer’s advice.
- Get contact details of witnesses if any.
- Preserve clothing/footwear worn at the time of the accident.
Contact the nearest personal injury lawyer in Mississauga to ensure that your rights are protected.
If you, your family or a friend has been injured in an accident, please feel free to speak to one of our injury lawyers for a free consultation about how we are able to assist in making a personal injury claim. We consult in all cities across Ontario with a no win no fee guarantee. Our personal injury lawyers have helped victims secure millions of dollars in personal injury cases. Call us Toll Free On our 24/7 Injury Hotline: 1 – 844 495 7333 or Text a Personal Injury Lawyer 24/7 and get instant help. (416 931 5015)