Slip and Fall
Winters in Ontario can be harsh and sometimes dangerous, too, for pedestrians. When the property owners neglect their duty of maintaining their sidewalks and driveways, mishaps occur. In summer, falls can happen due to wet surfaces, spills or uneven surfaces. If you have suffered injuries due to the property owner’s negligence, Tamming Law can help you get the claim for it. Our team of slip and fall injury lawyers in Collingwood have the expertise and knowledge to advise you on the available options if you have sustained serious injuries.
Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries
Slips and falls can be caused by several factors such as:
• Occupational Hazards
People working in the kitchens, construction sites and factories are prone to slip and fall due to the nature of their work.
• Environmental Conditions
Bright light reflecting on shiny floors can cause glare, thus making it difficult to see the debris or obstacles that lie ahead.
• Surface Conditions
Unconducive surfaces such as recently mopped floors, loose tiles and torn carpets, might lead to slip and fall accidents.
Types of Injuries Incurred
The common slip and fall injuries include:
• Fractures and sprains
• Head injuries, including seizures, a minor concussion and cognitive impairment
• Shoulder injuries
Frequently Asked Questions
• If I am injured in a slip and fall accident in a store, will I receive compensation?
Depending on the facts of your case, it will be determined whether you can recover damages from a store or not.
• What are recoverable damages?
Types of damages that can be claimed for a slip and fall include:
• Disability and decreased earning capacity
• Loss of a loved one
• How long will the slip and fall settlements take?
Settlement time depends on the case. It might take from a few months to a few years.
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