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How many times have you spotted something and thought to yourself, “Uh oh, that’s an accident waiting to happen.” Our minds are designed to look for dangers and hazards around us in order to keep us safe. Yet all too often, when we aren’t paying attention to our surroundings or taking appropriate care while out and about, we might unintentionally come into harm’s way.
While we all have a responsibility to keep ourselves out of hazardous situations, others – businesses, municipalities, entities such as hospitals and nursing care homes – also have a duty to keep us reasonably safe from harm when we’re on their premises under the Occupier’s Liability Act. If another person’s negligence causes you to suffer harm, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation and damages.
Some examples of “accidents waiting to happen” where there may be evidence of negligence include:
- a business where bunched up carpets, loose cables, or other hazards are left in area with high foot traffic or one where poorly-trained employees wash or wax floors at times when many people are using them
- a municipality that hasn’t removed snow and ice from sidewalks in a timely manner or failed to keep recreational facilities and parks in good repair
- a care facility where staff are not using fall prevention protocols designed to keep patients, or residents at high risk for accidents, safe
A slip, trip or fall occurring in one of these situations or many others could result in significant injuries, including broken bones, soft tissue and nerve damage, spinal cord injuries or severe head trauma.
If you or a loved one have suffered harm due to another person’s negligent actions or inaction you may be able to make a claim for compensation and damages.
Consulting a qualified personal injury lawyer with expertise in this area of law, as soon as possible following your injury, is highly recommended as delays and missed deadlines to file claims may cost you dearly. Recognized as one of Canada’s top personal injury firms, Howie, Sacks and Henry’s experienced slip and fall lawyers are ready to help you file a claim in Barrie.
Known as a client-centred firm, HSH slip and fall lawyers have developed a well-earned reputation for compassion, kindness and attentive care. We put your interests and needs first, and you will always be much more than a file to us.
An HSH slip and fall lawyer can arrange to meet with you in your own home in the Barrie area or at a nearby consultation office. We believe distance and ability to travel should never deter you from accessing high quality legal representation.
As we listen to your story with great empathy, we’ll explain your rights, outline your options, and provide our well-informed and trusted advice. If you choose HSH, our team will also be pleased to support you in any way we can, including scheduling and facilitating all the appointments, evaluations and tests you’ll need for both your case and your rehabilitation.
With an HSH slip and fall lawyer on your side and by your side in Barrie, you can be sure you’ll have a strong advocate helping you every step of the way on the road to recovery. While we can’t change the pain and suffering you’ve experienced in the past, we can work together to give you hope that better days are ahead.
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