Fighting For Compensation In Slip-And-Fall Accidents

You may have twisted your ankle on a cracked sidewalk, or slipped down icy stairs. You may have tripped over cleaning supplies, or had the contents of a poorly stacked shelf fall on you. You're hurt, possibly seriously, on somebody else's property. Now what? As lawyers for slip-and-fall accidents, the first question clients ask us is usually: "Do I have a case?"

While the answer may depend on a number of factors unique to your situation, it also often depends on how quickly you act. Different areas in Ontario have different limits on claims. If you are injured on a City of Toronto premises (and it's not always clear what is municipal property and what isn't), you may only have a week to file your claim.

At Lang Lawyers, we will help you quickly determine whether you have a case and help you maximize your chances of a successful claim.

We Investigate The Details For You

A slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall refers to any injury on somebody else's premises caused by somebody else's actions or negligence. It doesn't have to be an actual trip or fall — that's simply the most common type.

When you come to our office, we will ask you a number of questions, such as:

  • Where were you? The answer may determine how quickly we have to act, especially if you were hurt on city property.
  • How serious are your injuries? Even if your injuries don't seem serious right now, it may be a good idea for you to file now and hope for full physical recovery. It's preferable to realizing later that your recovery is more difficult than expected, but you have missed your chance to file a claim.
  • What caused your accident? The causes of slip-and-falls are numerous and include poor maintenance, poor lighting, and many kinds of negligence on the part of property owners.
  • Do you have proof of the conditions of your accident? Often it's vital to preserve evidence through pictures or witness statements, especially if your accident happened because of weather conditions or disrepair. Your actions may make all the difference.

Contact Our Firm For A Free Consultation

Don't miss your chance to recover your losses and expenses. Call us at 800-653-6513 or fill out our online form to come in and talk to us. We are open during regular business hours and can arrange for hospital and home appointments if necessary.