Slip And Fall Lawyer Hamilton, Ontario
A personal injury can happen anywhere and anytime with a range in severity from mild to catastrophic. If you’ve suffered a personal injury, you know the extent to which it can affect your quality of life for you and your family and impact your financial freedom.
It is tough when you’re dealing with an injury to think about a lawsuit, and you may be asking, “Can I sue?” As an experienced personal injury lawyer I will guide you with what’s possible and the relevant deadlines for filing critical information. Filing a lawsuit or a personal injury claim is a complex process and I’ll simplify everything for you and explain what you need to know.
The bottom line is that, if you’ve been injured, there may be compensation available to help you cope. My job is to see your case through to the end. Let me fight for you and handle the stressful details so that you can focus on what’s most important: your recovery and your family.
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Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyer Who Specializes in Slip and Fall Claims
Slip and fall accidents and subsequent injuries can greatly impact your quality of life. Serious falls can cause headaches, psychological difficulties, depression, broken bones, concussions, chronic pain, brain injury, spinal cord injury and even further disabilities. Falls and injuries can happen at any time and are more often than not, a burden on the victim. If you have suffered from this type of injury, my law firm can help you receive fair compensation. Having to deal with insurance companies can be stressful, intimidating and confusing. My team and I know you just want to focus on your recovery. After having worked in insurance defense for many years, I know how insurance companies think and can help you obtain a fair settlement for your injuries.
Leading causes of falls include
- Slips or trips (not on ice)
- Skating, skiing, snowboarding, inline skating
- From an elevated position (ladders)
- Slip or trip on ice or snow
- Going up or down stairs
- Slip or trip on curbs/sidewalks
- Slip or trip on spilled liquids on the floor of a store
- Slip or trip on a pothole
Successful settlements for slip and fall injury cases typically involve icy conditions, wet conditions, poor or uneven flooring, poor lighting, raised ledges, failure to plow, salt, or sand, potholes, dangerous stairs or other dangerous or hidden hazards. Everyone has a duty to mind their own safety and to ensure that they are not injured. However, even if you are partially blamed for your own fall, you can still make a successful claim against the defendant for their share of the responsibility. If you have slipped, tripped, or fallen on someone else’s residential, commercial or public property because of icy conditions, inadequate maintenance, poorly designed stairs or other dangerous conditions, you may be entitled to compensation.
What happens after slip and fall accidents?
Many falls do not cause serious injuries but when they do, your injuries can include a broken bone or a head injury. These injuries can make it hard for a person to get around, do everyday activities, or live an independent life.
- Falls can cause broken bones, like wrist, arm, ankle, and hip fractures.
- Falls can cause head injuries. These can be very serious, especially if the person is taking certain medicines (like blood thinners). If you fall and hit your head you should see your family doctor right away to rule out a concussion or brain injury.
- Many people, who fall, even if they’re not seriously injured, have decreased mobility. This may cause you to cut down on your everyday activities.
What you need to know from a legal view
When you sue after a slip or fall accident in Ontario, generally you sue the owner of the business or property where you were hurt. Compensation for injured parties could include damages for pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life, as well as future medical costs and other financial losses, including loss of income. After a fall, you may also not initially realize the full impact of your injuries. It’s only later when you are having difficulty getting compensation from the insurance company that you recognize that you are suffering from chronic pain resulting from the slip and fall.
Chronic pain, unlike other injuries, is often termed an invisible injury. You may look fine and healthy on the outside but are in daily pain as a result of your fall. If you’ve fallen, it’s crucial to see your doctor, keep records and follow your treatment plan. Next, contact a lawyer to protect your rights. Some cases involve very stringent notice requirements, especially if you are suing a Town or City.
It’s also important to understand that under the Occupiers Liability Act, everyone who owns, manages or maintains property in Ontario has a legal responsibility to make sure their property is safe and free from dangers that can cause injuries to others. This includes taking the appropriate measures to make sure people who use the property don’t suffer from a slip and fall accident. Depending on the circumstances, the responsibility can fall on the owner, tenant, or another person or company. When you’ve sustained serious injuries due to the negligence of property owners, it shouldn’t be your responsibility to pay for medical expenses. The bottom line is that when property owners fail to live up to their obligations, they put you in danger.
Things you can do right after a slip and fall
- See your doctor
- Take a picture of where/what you fell on.
- Call a personal injury lawyer – most will provide a free consultation
- Sue for wage loss
- Talk to your insurance company if you have disability insurance.
- Keep all your receipts
- Follow through with your treatment plan
Get legal help from a Personal Injury Law firm
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you deserve good legal representation. My team and I are committed to each of our clients and as a personal injury lawyer, I will work with you closely from start to finish. When it comes to the law, I won’t ever let you feel like you’re alone in the process.
Call today for a Free Consultation
For a consultation with an experienced injury law firm in Hamilton, Ontario, call us at 855-769-0418 or fill out a free consultation form. I’m an experienced slip and fall lawyer with a dedicated legal team whose focus is to help you; your loved one and family recover fair compensation. I will always have your best interest in mind. We will respond in a timely manner so you and your family members can receive the help you need. Our practice areas focus only on your injury claim; such as Slip and Falls, Car Accident including Accident Benefits, Brain Injury, Concussions, Spinal Cord Injuries, Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Dog Attacks and Denied Long-Term Disability cases.
At my law firm, I can help you navigate your injury case and the insurance companies because it’s all we do. Our personal injury practice truly cares about your well-being and we understand that the road to recovery is often long and filled with pain and suffering. Insurance companies in Canada can be complex to navigate on your own, which is why our team is prepared to take all reasonable steps to proceed with your claim and get you the compensation you deserve. We are passionate legal professionals and have assisted many individuals across Ontario, Canada in recovering fair settlements. Don’t suffer in silence – contact our office today for your free consultation.