Slip & Fall Lawyers Toronto
An unexpected fall is a very common source of injury, but it is especially troubling when it occurs in a location that is supposedly deemed to be safe and well-maintained. In addition to our vast knowledge of this legal area, the personal injury lawyers of Will Davidson LLP have handled accidental falls for over half a century. We have access to technical experts who have a vast knowledge of the engineering and maintenance of public areas, including the way local sidewalks are designed and maintained. These resources, combined with our expertise assigning financial value for loss, are excellent tools for securing fair compensation.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and falls, or trip and falls, can be caused by a variety of factors that are often beyond your control. These may include:
- Environmental conditions such as ice-covered parking lots, driveways or walkways during winter
- Uneven or loose flooring
- Torn carpeting
- Wet and slippery surfaces
- Poor lighting
- Unsafe structures
- Debris or loose materials
- Raised sidewalks
- Exposed manholes
- Material defects
- Escalator failure
- Elevator malfunction
As a result of these conditions, and your fall, you could experience broken or fractured bones, bruises, sprains or strains, concussion, internal damage or in worst cases, fatality.
Immediate Steps to Take Following a Slip and Fall Accident
First, you should ensure that your medical condition is stable. You may need to go to the hospital via ambulance or you may want to visit your family doctor that day or as soon as possible depending on your condition.
Next, where possible, document every detail of your fall or have a loved one or witness to the accident do this for you. Take clear pictures of the area where the accident happened and report the incident immediately. Take note that this should be written, recorded and reported to the person in charge of the area.
Finally, be sure you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. There are strict timelines that must be met in order to successfully bring a claim for compensation.
For more information about what to do after a slip and fall accident, check out our blog.
Contact a Slip & Fall Liability Lawyer at Will Davidson LLP
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious long-term damage to a victim’s back and neck, among other injuries. At Will Davidson LLP, our slip and fall lawyers have experience dealing with slip and fall cases and can assist you and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Our lawyers serve clients in 10 locations across Ontario, including Toronto. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.