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With the recent fluctuations in the weather we have been having, from long periods of rain, bouts of freezing rain, and snow, it is important to know what to do in the event of a slip and fall and how a personal injury lawyer can help you.
In the winter, there is an increased risk of falling on snow or ice, whether outside of your house or someone else’s house, a store or outside a store or public facilities and in a parking lot or on a sidewalk as a result of a crack or broken curb. Sometimes slip and falls that occur indoors are as a result of torn or uneven carpets or damaged floors, wet floors, staircases with poor lighting or stairs that are too narrow/difficult to navigate. The property you fall on could be owned by a commercial entity, the government (city or municipality) or a homeowner/landlord. Depending on where you fall, different limitation periods apply.
In Ontario, property owners are required to clear away snow and put salt on ice in a reasonable amount of time following a snowfall or ice forming. The amount of time can vary depending on which city or municipality you live in. The idea is that property owners have a duty to make sure that their property is “reasonably” safe for anyone who will be entering it, meaning clearing it of potential hazards.
A slip and fall can cause a range of injuries from bruises, sprains, fractures and traumatic brain injuries. A person may be unable to work for a period of time as a result of their injuries.
Why would you want to hire a lawyer after you’ve been injured in a slip and fall? A slip and fall can cause a range of injuries from bruises, sprains, fractures and traumatic brain injuries. A person may be unable to work for a period of time as a result of their injuries. Here are some other reasons:
What should you do in the event of a slip and fall accident?
The lawyers at Aaron Waxman and Associates have helped clients who have been injured as a result of slip and fall accidents. Our law firm offers a free initial consultation that can be arranged at a date and time that is convenient for you.
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