Injury Lawyers · Slips & Falls
Personal Injury Lawyers for Slip & Fall Victims
Have you been involved in a slip and fall accident? We can help!
Falls are a common source of injury in Ontario. Whether you have slipped on ice, in a puddle of water or on debris, or whether you have tripped over uneven sidewalks, we can help. Before starting MacIsaac Gow LLP we spent years working for insurance companies and defending the largest grocery stores, retailers, and property managers in Ontario. We understand what compels these insurance companies to offer the most compensation and recognize their companies’ fault for slips/trips and falls. Let us help you.
We understand the law and we understand your rights.
Occupiers Liability Act
Slip and falls often occur due to the recklessness and/or negligence of others. Therefore, the Occupiers Liability Act (“the Act”) was created to ensure that individuals who have suffered from injuries as a result of slip and falls are protected. This Act sets out the responsibilities of an occupier to make sure individuals are always safe when on their premises.
What to do if you Have Been Involved in a Slip and Fall
Preserve Evidence and Take Photos
Following a fall incident, it is important preserve evidence that may prove useful to your case. If you are able, immediately take several photos of the hazard that caused you to fall. If you clothing is wet or damages take a photo of that as well. When you get home, take photos of the top and bottom of the footwear you were wearing. If your fall occurred due to an uneven ledge or hole, return to the scene as soon as possible and take a photo with a measuring tape or ruler that depicts the height and width of the hazard. MacIsaac Gow LLP is pleased to assist you to ensure that the photographs are properly suited to strengthen your case.
Report Your Accident Immediately
One of the first ways an insurance company may try to deny your claim is to deny that a fall took place at all. To avoid this it is important to alert a staff member to the fall and request that an incident report be completed. If the fall occurs outside or in an area where it may not be practical to immediately alert someone, make sure that you contact the owner of the area as soon as possible and report what happened. MacIsaac Gow LLP can help you with this and ensure that the proper parties are identified and that the details of the fall are properly recorded.
Further, there are strict timelines that must be adhered to if you have been involved in a fall. As of January 21, 2021, written notice is required for claims pertaining to injuries that were caused by snow and ice. If these injuries were sustained on a municipal sidewalk or walkway, this notice must be provided within 10 days after the injury has occurred. If an action is against a property owner or maintenance contractor, written notice of the claim must be provided within 60 days after the injury has occurred.
If you have been hurt in a slip and fall, you must act fast. Failure to report your accident may prevent you from suing for damages. Therefore, the team at MacIsaac Gow LLP is here to help!
Why do you need slip & fall lawyers?
Slip and fall accidents are an unfortunate part of life. Unfortunately, many people have experienced these accidents, and these can lead to severe injuries and even death. This is why consulting with a slip and fall lawyer is essential.
A slip and fall lawyer can provide you with the legal counsel and representation you need if you’ve been injured due to another person’s negligence. Slip and fall accidents occur when there is a hazardous condition on the premises of a property, such as a wet floor or uneven stairs. When this happens, the property owner is usually held liable for any injuries caused by the hazardous condition.
A slip and fall lawyer can help you determine if you have a case against the property owner and what legal action you can take. If you were injured due to the negligent actions of another person, then a slip-and-fall lawyer can help you file a claim against them. The lawyer will represent you in court, gather evidence, negotiate a settlement with the other party, and make sure your rights are protected throughout the process.
Things to remember in the event of slip & fall
Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Such accidents can cause serious injury and even death. If you have been in a slip and fall accident, it is important to remember these key points to ensure that your legal rights are protected:
- Seek medical attention immediately – Even if you don’t feel hurt after the accident, it is important to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. This is critical for your physical health and for documenting any medical issues related to the accident.
- Gather evidence from the scene of the accident – It is important to collect evidence at the scene of the accident, such as photographs, witness statements, and other relevant information. This can help prove that the property owner was negligent in their duty to maintain safe premises.
- Document all losses associated with the accident – Keeping track of all expenses related to the accident, such as medical bills and lost wages, can help support your case and ensure that you get full compensation for your losses.
- Contact a qualified slip and fall lawyer – Working with an experienced slip and fall lawyer will ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you receive the full compensation to which you are entitled to. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at MacIsaac Gow LLP is ready to help you with your case.
MacIsaac Gow LLP- Slip and Fall Lawyers
When it comes to choosing the legal representation for your slip and fall case, it can be hard to know who to trust. MacIsaac Gow LLP is here to make that decision easier for you. With years of experience in a range of legal matters and an unbeatable dedication to clients, MacIsaac Gow LLP have earned their place as the top slip and fall lawyers.
Contacting a lawyer quickly after a slip and fall accident is important to protect your rights. At MacIsaac Gow LLP, we specialize in slip and fall cases and have years of experience representing clients.
At MacIsaac Gow LLP, we understand how serious slip and fall accidents can be and how important it is for victims to receive the justice they deserve. We are here to help you with every step of the process and make sure that you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
Some common causes for fall accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Failure to plough or salt snow and/or ice;
- Uneven pavements or sidewalks
- Failure to properly clean floors following a spill or accident
- Failure to place warning signs when the floor is slippery
- Broken staircase railings, or lack of stair railings
- Poor lighting conditions
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How long do slip and fall settlements take?
Less complex slip and fall claims with moderate injuries and clear negligence can generally last up to 9 to 12 months. However, cases with more complicated injuries can take longer than 12 months to settle.
What's the average payout for a slip and fall?
Average compensation for slip and fall settlement can be anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000. This amount can vary depending on the injuries suffered by the victim, medical bills, and lost wages.
Do I need a lawyer for a slip and fall?
Having a lawyer to pursue your slip and fall case in court will improve your chances of getting the compensation you are entitled to. A professional lawyer is aware of all the potential risks and roadblocks that can prevent you from securing fair compensation and will help you navigate the case and get you the justice you deserve.
What is the statute of limitations for filing slip and fall claims in Ontario?
The statute of limitations for filing slip and fall claims in Ontario is two years. This means you must file your slip and fall case before it completes two years.
What is the cost of hiring a slip and fall lawyer in Ontario ?
As a general rule, lawyers charge around 33% of the final compensation amount. This also ensures that your lawyer will fight his best to get you the maximum compensation.
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