Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer
“Slip and fall” is the term commonly used when you are injured in a fall, such as tripping over uneven pavement or losing your balance on ice. Property owners are required by law to ensure their property is reasonably safe for use. There are standards for maintenance and safety that vary for private or public property and other factors. Despite these rules and standards, many properties are not maintained safely by their owners. In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
Slip and Fall Injuries Can Commonly Result From:
- Improper maintenance of stairways and railings;
- Poor lighting;
- Uneven or slippery floors and walkways;
- Falling debris;
- Failure to clear snow and ice;
- and more.
Our legal experts can determine liability and fight for your compensation.
What to do next
Slip and Fall accidents fall under the Occupiers’ Liability Act, the Municipal Act and several other statutes in Ontario. Knowing what to do and the steps to take after a slip and fall accident can have a huge impact on your recovery and your claim for compensation. The following actions need to be taken as soon as possible:
- Seek medical assistance. If no ambulance is called to the scene, attend the ER of your hospital. You will not know the extent of your injuries.
- Write down the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any people who were involved in the accident.
- Write down the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses. This is very important as police do not collect evidence for slip and fall accidents, so gather as much information as you can at the time.
- Remember exactly where you fell. Sometimes a meter in either direction can change the Defendant in your case, for example weather you fell on private property or a public sidewalk.
- Take photos of the scene of the accident, such as an unmarked wet floor. Even if you see video cameras in the area, do not assume that they have captured your fall.
- Consult a personal injury lawyer with expertise in slip and fall lawsuits. You need to understand your rights and obligations.
- Let your family doctor know that you have been injured. Report all your symptoms.
- Report the accident to your employer or school, and if you have disability insurance available, inform that insurance company of your injuries.
- Report the accident to any other insurer you may have (for example mortgage or debt forgiveness through credit cards).
- Keep receipts of all accident-related expenses.
- Tell your family to keep a record of dates and times that they have spent caring for you, and their out-of-pocket expenses.
You do not have to speak to the insurance company of the other parties involved in the accident. It is a good idea to have a lawyer with you, if and when you decide to provide a such a statement, because what you say could affect your right to compensation.
We have achieved exceptional results for our clients against some of the world’s largest and most prominent insurance companies, law firms and corporations including: AIG, Allstate, Aviva, Chubb, Cooperators, Desjardins, Economical, Intact, Lloyd’s, Northbridge, RBC, RSA, TD, Travelers, Wawanesa and Zurich, among others. Contact us today to learn how Campisi’s experts can help you with your case.
COMPENSATION SOURCES IN ONTARIO
We understand the complexities of the law including the Occupiers’ Liability Act, and will be with you every step of the way. We will work with your medical team and consult experts to ensure you receive the treatment and benefits you deserve. Compensation for your injuries can include:
- Damages for pain and suffering;
- Loss of income and out of pocket expenses;
- Loss of enjoyment of life;
- Economic losses incurred by family members;
- Cost of future medical treatment and care;
- Cost of future attendant care;
- Loss of future ability to earn money in the job market;
- Cost of housekeeping and caregiving;
- Loss of shared family income;
- Loss of care, guidance and companionship suffered by your immediate family;
- and more.
It is less complex to sue a private or commercial property owner than a municipality. Suing a municipality involves strict notice periods and different standards of property care. The general limitation for making a slip and fall claim is 2 years. However, lawsuits against municipalities require that notice of a pending lawsuit be submitted within 10 days following the accident date. Speak to our lawyers immediately following your slip and fall to make sure you file your case within the statutory time limits.
Even if you think you are at fault, you could still be a victim of negligence and should consult with Campisi LLP.
We Win Cases That Change The Law
At Campisi LLP, you and your family are in good hands. Our Managing Partner is not only an exemplary personal injury lawyer and a past member of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto, he is a Professor of Insurance Law at one of Canada’s top law schools – the only Personal Injury Lawyer in Ontario with a Ph.D. in Insurance Law. Our lawyers have successfully represented thousands of clients with serious injuries like these, and use their extensive knowledge of the law, the medicine and the insurance system to win your case.
We Guarantee to Always Put Your Future First
You don’t pay for anything until your case is won or settled. We treat you as we would our family, making ourselves available 7 days a week to guide you through these difficult times. We are selective when taking on new clients so that you receive the attention you deserve, and the commitment to win your case.