Slip and Fall
Owners of public and private properties must ensure a safe environment for all visitors, both outside and inside their property. The same goes for municipalities. Municipal roads, walkways, government buildings, parks, public transport and airports all must be properly maintained. Improper conditions such as wet conditions, poor lighting, icy walkways, debris and pedestrian areas that are neglected and not taken care of can all lead to slips, trips and falls. Inside a property, stairs, escalators and floors may be in a condition that are unfit for its visitors. Any of these situations could cause slips, trips, or falls that result in a serious and life-altering injury. Fractures to lower extremities, including ankle joint or knee cap, or to the upper extremities such as arms and wrists or worse, head injuries, are all common injuries in a slip and fall case.
You typically have two years within which you can begin legal proceedings around your slip, trip or fall injury. However, if the party at fault is a town, city or another public authority, shorter limitation periods apply. You may have as little as 7 days to take legal action (especially if injuries were caused by a municipality).
Sustaining a serious personal injury can be a life changing event. It is vital that you get the compensation that you deserve. If you’ve been injured through a slip and fall, or in any other way as a result of someone’s carelessness or negligence, call Baratz Law today for a free consultation. Depending on the severity of the injuries and the pain and suffering, you could be entitled to compensation and damages. At Baratz Law, all our personal injury cases are dealt with on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay anything and we don’t collect any fees unless we win or obtain a favourable settlement for you!