Slip & Fall
Overview of Service
Slip and fall is a claim or case based on a person slipping (or tripping) and falling. It is a tort and based on a claim that the property owner was negligent in allowing some dangerous condition to exist that caused the slip or trip. If you have been hurt on someone else’s property due to dangerous conditions, they may be liable for your injuries and it is important to speak with one of our knowledgeable lawyers as soon as possible.
At Sal Guzzo, LL.B. Professional Corporation, your recovery is our first priority. We understand all the challenges you face after you have been involved in a slip and fall accident. As a result of the incident, you might not be able to go back to work for a while and you are entitled to fair compensation. Our goal is to assist you and guide you through the whole process, providing you with the support of an expert law firm that cares for its clients.
Step By Step Instructions
If you are hurt or injured call 911.
Get as much information from everyone at the accident scene including any witnesses.
Write down any relevant information like time it occurred, type of floor/surface, names of other people involved or any witnesses and the exact location.
Use your phone or a mobile device with a camera to take pictures of the scene and pictures of your injuries if you are injured.
Only speak to a police officer, fireman or any other authorities that come to the scene. Avoid talking with people you don’t know and do not take any advice from them.
Look around and check if there are any security cameras that may have recorded the incident. The captured video could be valuable evidence to build your case and sometimes security companies will erase any videos captured on weekly basis.
Visit your family doctor as a precaution. Often you might not feel like you were hurt as badly at the exact time of the incident, however, in some cases your injuries may worsen a day or two after the incident took place.
Call Sal Guzzo, LL.B. Professional Corporation immediately at 905-232-9222, set your free consultation appointment; clarify all your concerns and doubts. You have up to three years to start a claim but if you wait until the end you might not collect all the evidence you need to build your case and get the compensation you deserve.
We will explain all of your rights to you clearly so you understand them in our initial consultation with you. This will be followed by a meeting with one our associate lawyers at which point you will be asked to sign a retainer if you wish to continue with the proceedings on your behalf.
Where can slip and fall accidents occur?
- Department stores
- Grocery stores
- Public and private buildings
- Work environment
What are the most common causes of a slip and fall accident?
- Broken sidewalks
- Poor lighting
- Presence of ice on the floor
- Snow on the floor
- Uneven elevators
- Uneven floor surfaces
- Unshoveled sidewalks
- Wet floor conditions
- Unsafe work conditions
Some typical slip and fall injuries:
- Back or neck injury
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injury (SCI)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Wear shoes according to the season (i.e. winter boots, rain boots, etc.)
Wear proper clothing depending on the occasion. For example, if you are practicing a high impact sport you must wear proper athletic apparel and follow sport safety regulations.
If you are taking the bus or any public transit, wait until it has come to a complete stop before getting on or off.
If you see a sign that says CAUTION WET FLOOR, do not walk over it.
Be especially cautious during the winter, weather changes can melt the snow and make the floor very slippery.
Do not run around a pool area.
Always watch your step.
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we are humans working for humans. Our goal is
to get the best outcome for our clients.