Slip and Fall Lawyers Toronto
Unexpected falls are a relatively common source of injury in Canada, especially during the winter months and even in relatively warm cities like Toronto. These events are particularly egregious when they occur in locations that are expected to be safe and well maintained, like city sidewalks, hospital entrances, storefronts, and elsewhere.
If you’ve been injured in an avoidable slip and fall event, contact Will Davidson LLP today to learn how our experienced team of slip and fall lawyers can help. Not only are we experts in this specific area of law, but the personal injury lawyers at Will Davidson LLP have handled serious injury cases for decades, including numerous slip and fall suits.
During our more than 90 years in business, Will Davidson LLP has developed strong working relationships with technical experts who understand the complexities of slip and fall events, including a knowledge of the engineering and maintenance requirements for public areas like sidewalks. These resources, combined with our expertise in securing compensation for personal injuries, make Will Davidson LLP the ideal partners to ensure your recovery is financed.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents – sometimes called trip and fall accidents – can be caused by a wide range of factors. Inclement weather often contributes, but slip and falls are by no means a winter-specific danger.
Causes of slip and falls may include:
- Environmental conditions including ice-covered parking lots, driveways or walkways
- Uneven or loose flooring, particularly in a place of business
- Torn carpeting
- Wet and slippery surfaces
- Poor lighting obscuring potential hazards
- Debris or loose materials in a walking area
- Raised or uneven sidewalks
- Exposed manholes
- Material defects
- Escalator failure
- Elevator malfunction
The consequences of a slip and fall can range from mild to extremely serious. Though many slip and fall accidents will result in nothing more than scrapes or bruising, others can cause broken or fractured bones; sprains or strains; concussions; internal damage; and in rare cases even death.
Take Immediate Action Following a Slip and Fall Accident
If you’ve been unlucky enough to be involved in a slip and fall accident, your first action should be to ensure that your medical condition is stable. Call a family member or friend for help or, if necessary, call an ambulance to take you to a hospital. When a serious injury has occurred, your first priority should be to seek medical help.
Once your condition has stabilized, consider the possibility of a personal injury lawsuit. If your fall was caused by the negligence or error of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact a slip and fall lawyer at your earliest convenience to initiate proceedings.
If you plan to pursue legal action, do everything you can to record and preserve evidence relating to your fall. Write down everything you remember from the event. Take clear pictures of the area where the accident occurred. If your medical condition prevents you from being able to do this, ask a friend or family member. You should also report the accident as soon as possible to the police. Their observations may be useful later.
The limitation period for your potential slip and fall lawsuit is another important factor to consider. Most personal injury claims must be initiated within two years of the incident taking place, although exceptions to this rule exist. That means that you must notify the at-fault party of your intent to sue them within two years of your injury. Importantly, the limitation period for claims against municipalities is much shorter than for claims against other parties, just 10 days. Many slip and fall injuries occur on municipal property, so contacting a personal injury lawyer promptly is even more critical in these cases.
When you contact a slip and fall lawyer at Will Davidson LLP, you may be asked to participate in a free, no-obligation consultation. This meeting will give our team the chance to assess your claim and provide advice as you move forward. The information and evidence you collect following your accident can help our team better understand the validity of your case.
For more information about what to do after a slip and fall accident, check out our blog.
Why Choose Will Davidson as Your Slip and Fall Lawyers Toronto?
When you’ve been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, you and your family need the representation of an experienced personal injury lawyer with expertise in this specific area of law to ensure you receive adequate compensation for the damages you’ve incurred. For decades, Ontarians have turned to Will Davidson LLP for help in their most vulnerable moments. Here are a few reasons why:
Experience: Will Davidson LLP has been serving Ontarians for more than 90 years, and our team has many decades of combined experience in all areas of personal injury law. Whatever legal challenges you’re facing, a personal injury lawyer from Will Davidson LLP can help.
Location: Will Davidson LLP has offices in ten locations across Ontario, including in Bowmanville, Huntsville, Lindsay, Midland, Oakville, and our flagship office in Toronto. That means that wherever in our province you’re located, a Will Davidson LLP personal injury lawyer is ready to help. Reach out to your nearest location today to learn more.
Expertise: Not only does Will Davidson LLP serve victims of slip and fall accidents, but our team has experience representing clients in every manner of personal injury lawsuit, from dog bites to medical malpractice. Setting us apart further is the fact that our firm accepts insurance defence cases, as well, making us one of the few law firms in Ontario with experience representing both personal injury plaintiffs and insurance providers.
Contact a Slip and Fall Lawyer at Will Davidson LLP
The personal injury and slip and fall lawyers at Will Davidson LLP have been representing seriously injured Ontarians for upwards of 90 years. With offices across Ontario, Will Davidson LLP is ideally positioned to represent vulnerable accident victims as they seek compensation to fund their recovery.
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious, long-term damage due to back injuries, neck injuries, concussions, and other injuries. At Will Davidson LLP, our personal injury lawyers have experience dealing with slip and fall cases and can assist you and your family on your road to recovery. With 10 location across the province, including our head offices in downtown Toronto, Will Davidson LLP is prepared to represent you today.
Contact Will Davidson LLP by phone at 1-800-661-7606 or via the consultation form on our Contact Us page.