Slip/trip and fall accidents are common and can happen anywhere, from poorly taken care of properties to workplace hazards. Liability for incidents of this sort can fall to whomever is in legal, physical possession of a premise or is responsible for properly maintaining it, including schools, stores and restaurants, private residential properties, government-owned public properties, healthcare facilities, and landlords.
Those who own any property are obligated to take reasonable steps to keep it safe and free of any possible hazards. Owners as well as contractors and maintenance companies can be held liable for a slip, trip or fall accident if they:
Individuals can often obtain significant compensation for injuries arising from slip/trip and fall accidents occurring on improperly maintained and dangerous premises. Under certain circumstances, injured individuals may have only ten days to initiate proceedings. If you were injured in this type of accident, obtaining immediate legal advice and taking photographs and measurements of the area where the incident occurred to document the unsafe conditions is essential.
If you were injured in a slip, trip or fall accident from an improperly cared for property or workplace hazards, contact Leone Murray LLP and speak with one of our experts. Our slip/trip and fall lawyers provide litigation services for clients throughout Toronto, Saugeen Shores, Grey County, Bruce County and Huron County, Southampton, Port Elgin, Owen Sound, Kincardine, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Meaford, Haliburton, Haliburton County, Kawartha Lakes and Algonquin Highlands, ON.
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