Slip and fall accident lawsuits in Ontario
On behalf of Rooz Law posted in Slip & Fall Accidents on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
Thousands of Ontario residents are injured each year in slip and fall accidents. Sometimes, these falls are unavoidable or are caused by negligence on the part of the accident victim, but injuries could have been prevented in many cases had reasonable steps been taken. If you have been injured in a fall that could have been prevented by a warning sign or other measures, you may be able to pursue civil remedies. In many cases, this type of lawsuit is brought against a city, town or other municipal body or agency. However, you may have limited time to make a claim if you are considering taking such a step.
The injuries suffered in this type of accident vary. Some individuals suffer only minor scrapes and bruises, but others are hurt far more seriously. Broken bones or other serious injuries could result in an accident victim being forced to miss work for prolonged periods, and they may encounter severe financial difficulties as a result. If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident, you may be able to sue to recover expenses and lost wages as well as compensation for damage to your property.
This type of lawsuit is often brought because snow and ice was not properly cleared from sidewalks and footpaths, but you may also bring such an action if you were injured due to reasons such as a spill that was not cleaned up, inadequate lighting or an uneven or irregular floor surface.
A lawyer could help a client to gather the evidence required to establish the nature of damages and who was responsible for an accident causing injury. If you would like to learn more about pursuing this kind of lawsuit, please visit our page dealing with slip-and-fall accidents.
Source: ROOZ PM LAW, “North York Slip-And-Fall Accident Lawyer”, October 30, 2014