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According to Ontario law, it is the responsibility of the store, other business or private property owner to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of anyone who enters their premises. Cracked or broken sidewalks, slippery steps, ice-covered parking lots, or objects on the floor suggests that someone has failed to keep the premises safe.
If you have been injured as a result of a slip and fall or trip and fall there are several things you should do immediately to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Steps for after a Slip and Fall Accident
- Any lawsuit for a slip and fall must be filed within 60 days of the accident.
- If the incident happened on municipal property, you must deliver written notice to the municipality within 7 days of the slip or fall. Include your name, date of birth, and date, time and the exact location of the incident.
- Take pictures of the scene, including the hazard you slipped/tripped on, such as ice, crack or pothole, loose tile or floorboard, grease, water, torn carpet or other object.
- Measure the trip ledge.
- Get the contact details of any witnesses.
- Keep the footwear you were wearing and do not use them again.
- Save any documents that prove you were at the location of the incident.
- Contact Hooper Law for a free consultation
Taking this action will help you prove liability, that the person or organization you are suing caused you to slip or fall and become injured. The other party may try to blame you for the fall, so taking the steps above is very important.
If you are involved in a slip or trip accident, it will be to your best advantage if you immediately seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer. At Hooper Law we have extensive experience with fighting these claims. We will walk you through the entire process and help you retrieve and document all the details in order to win your case. Time may be running out on your ability to make a claim, so don’t delay. Contact us today for a free consultation with no upfront fees.