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An icy walking trail in a city park; a large pothole, pavement break or uneven crack in a sidewalk; a slick and slippery floor in a business; a poorly-lit stairwell. Whether it’s inside or outside, there are many places where there’s potential to sustain a serious slip, trip or fall.
It’s important for all of us to take precautions for our own safety, pay attention to our surroundings and to avoid knowingly entering hazardous or dangerous areas where an accident may be likely; however, under the Occupier’s Liability Act, the individuals, businesses or other entities responsible for maintaining these areas (“the occupier”) also have an important role to play. They have a “duty of care” to keep persons on their property reasonably safe from harm. If they are found to be negligent in this respect, they may be held liable for damages and costs relating to an injury you sustained.
For example, in a 2016 case, a woman slipped, fell and fractured her ankle on an icy portion of a parking lot in Sudbury’s Delki Dozzi Park. Although she was found to partially responsible for her injuries, a judge found the City of Sudbury to have been contributorily negligent by not taking reasonable care to protect users of the parking lot from foreseeable harm.
If you’ve experienced a bad fall and suffered a significant injury, you may be tempted to blame yourself for not being as careful and attentive as you could have been. But if another person or entity’s negligent actions or inaction caused or contributed to your injury, you should not have to bear the costs of your accident alone.
Howie, Sacks and Henry’s knowledgeable slip and fall lawyers can help you in Sudbury with a claim for compensation and damages. Recognized as one of Canada’s top personal injury law firms, HSH has the expertise needed to build a case in this area of law.
An HSH slip and fall lawyer will be pleased to meet with you in your own home in the Sudbury area or at a nearby consultation office. With compassion and empathy, we’ll listen to your story, explain your rights and offer advice about how you might proceed. If you choose to make a claim, our team will help facilitate any medical tests, evaluations or therapies you’ll need to support your case and your rehabilitation.
If a serious slip and fall accident has left you with a debilitating injury or disability, you should know you’re not alone. With an HSH slip and fall lawyer on your side and by your side in Sudbury, you’ll have a trusted advocate working to get you the financial resources you need to compensate you for your pain and suffering and to help you travel down the road to recovery.
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