Slip & Fall

Slip and Fall Lawyers in Grimsby, LaSalle and Amherstburg

In Canada, slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of injury today. According to data reported by the Canadian Institute for Health Information from 2017, there were

  • 653,808 falls
  • 263,000 of those required inpatient hospitalization
  • Costs associated with these injuries exceeded $2.33 billion

Although slip and fall may sound a bit frivolous, it is anything but.

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Premises Liability Law

In fact, the term slip and fall is actually what is known as premises liability law. This means that a property owner or “occupier” has the legal responsibility to ensure that people lawfully using the property are safe from injury. Unfortunately, many slip and fall accidents are entirely preventable. If an injury is caused by a preventable condition, it is considered negligence. Under these conditions, a victim may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of an owner/occupier, get the advice of a legal expert. At Barapp Law Firm, we have represented victims of slip and fall accidents in Grimsby, LaSalle, Amherstburg and throughout Ontario for decades to ensure that their rights are being protected and that they get compensated for their injuries.

Slip and Fall Claims Can Be Complex

Slip and fall accident claims can be complex. For a property owner or possessor to be held legally responsible and financially liable, it must have been foreseeable that his negligence could create a danger to the public. A victim who has been injured on another’s property must prove certain things. In order to prove liability for a slip and fall injury, it must be proven that:

  • The owner or occupier either created the condition or allowed it to exist
  • The owner or occupier knew that the condition existed and failed to correct it
  • Or the condition existed for a long enough period of time that the owner or occupier should have known it existed and properly corrected it.

Consequently, having a legal advocate on your side can help establish liability after a slip and fall injury. Slip and fall claims can be brought against owner/occupiers of private, public or even government or municipal properties. Common slip and fall hazards are

  • Ice and snow
  • Cracked or broken sidewalks
  • Potholes
  • Cords and cables
  • Wet or slippery floors
  • Ripped carpeting
  • Uneven flooring
  • Improper lights
  • Improper maintenance
  • Cluttered areas
  • Construction debris

Don’t Face This Alone

As the victim of a slip and fall accident, you may be faced with hospitalization and other medical costs. You may be unable to work. The emotional and financial consequences of a slip and fall accident can range from minor to catastrophic. You shouldn’t face this alone.

At Barapp Law Firm, our dedicated team of Grimsby, LaSalle, and Amherstburg personal injury lawyers are committed to the rights of the victim. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, call us for a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis so you never owe legal fees unless we win. Call us today.