Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are caused by the negligence of others.
As Ottawa personal injury lawyers, we see slip and fall accidents all year round. We understand how frustrating it is when an otherwise preventable injury was suffered on another’s property because a person was negligent in their duty. Sadly, most of these accidents are avoidable.
Many of the slip and fall accident cases are governed by the Occupiers’ Liability Act. Property occupiers must ensure that a premise is reasonably safe for visitors. The onus is on victims to establish there was a preventable hazard onsite that led to their injury. For the average person, this may be tough to prove. We have a great depth of experience when it comes to proving that our clients are entitled to maximum compensation from their accident. Not all, but some establishments make it very difficult and do not listen or respond when they are told someone has been injured at their store, business, on their sidewalk etc. Our injury lawyers have great success in getting them to listen, respond and compensate. We know how to handle these slip and fall accident claims and we can help you. Most times we are able to secure two or three times more in injury compensation that what was originally suggested. You owe it to yourself to make sure you hire the best Ottawa personal injury lawyers after your accident.
Involved in a slip and fall accident? We’ll help you establish the cause of your injury.
Slip and fall accidents should be reported to the occupier and a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. There is a limited window for filing such cases and deadlines depend on whether your injury occurred on private or public property. Our lawyers then hire and consult with experts to analyze your injury and the factors that led to it. We must determine:
- That the probable cause of injury was due to a breach of the occupier’s duty
- That a hazardous condition existed on the premises
- That the occupier knew or should have known of the hazard within a reasonable period of time to have taken action
- That the injury was plausible and could’ve been anticipated prior to the accident
We want what’s right for you after your slip and fall accident.
Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers work with top medical professionals to diagnose your injuries and review the conditions of the property where it occurred. It’s important we know everything about your injury so we can protect your rights and so you can receive appropriate damages, including:
Non-pecuniary general damages (for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of amenities)
1 • Future and present loss of income
2 • Loss of competitive advantage
3 • Loss of household and handyman capacity
We are Ottawa personal injury lawyers who understand, who care, who are here to help… and our track record proves it.