Personal Injury Lawyers for Slip & Fall Accidents serving Toronto
No one expects to trip or slip when walking in the grocery store or going for a walk in the neighbourhood, but slip and fall accidents happen quite frequently. All types of surfaces can lead to slip and fall accidents – tile, concrete, stairs, carpeting, mats.
Slips happen when there isn’t enough traction or friction between your footwear and the walking surface. Common causes of slips are:
- Wet or icy surfaces
- Oily surfaces
- Loose or unsecured rugs or mats
- Floors or surfaces with uneven traction
Trips happen when your foot strikes or hits an object, causing you to lose balance and fall. Common causes of trips are:
- Poor lighting
- Wrinkled carpeting
- Uncovered cables
- Drawers jutting out
- Uneven walking surfaces
- Uneven steps
- Obstructed views
- Clutter on walking surfaces
Duty to Ensure Property is Safe
The owners and occupiers of a property have a duty to ensure their property is safe for anyone entering. It is not acceptable for a grocery store to allow produce to be left on the floor, for a mall to leave a spilled drink on the ground or for a building to not salt, sand and shovel the outside of their property in the winter. A building or property can also be hazardous and unsafe when stairs are not properly built or maintained, areas are not appropriately lit, and necessary warnings are not posted. When owners and occupiers do not maintain or construct their property and buildings in a way that ensures everyone’s safety, they may be responsible to compensate those who become injured.
Professional Full-Service Assistance for Victims of Slip & Fall Accidents
Derfel Injury Law has over a decade of experience helping clients who have been injured in slip and fall accidents. Personal injury litigation can be complex. Our goal is to simplify the complexities so you understand the likely outcome of your case, after which you can focus on your recovery while we focus on your legal claim. We have the compassion, insights, and determination to achieve excellent compensation for clients who have been hurt because of the negligence of an owner or occupier.
Contact Derfel Injury Law for Help with Your Slip & Fall Claim
It is best to contact the personal injury lawyers at Derfel Injury Law as soon as possible following a slip and fall accident to ensure that a limitation period is not missed. Derfel Injury Law will work tirelessly on your behalf. Call us at 416.847.3580 or contact us online to schedule a visit at our Toronto office.