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We’ve probably all had at least one big slip, trip or fall.
If the accident results in a minor injury, such as bruising, we may wince at the pain, quickly get up, dust ourselves off and try to go about our day. And if a hazard such as a loose carpet, icy sidewalk, or some debris is the culprit, we may even try to fix the problem to ensure no one else suffers the same fate.
But if you sustain a serious injury from such an accident, whether it’s a broken bone, cuts and scarring, nerve damage or head trauma, it’s much more difficult to move on. You will probably need to seek medical help; you may need to miss work to rest and recover; and if the debilitating injury causes a temporary or permanent disability, you may experience great pain, suffering and loss.
While we all must take reasonable precautions to keep ourselves safe and accept responsibility if our own negligence has played a role in our fall, individuals, businesses and other entities that own, operate or maintain spaces have similar obligations. Under the Occupier’s Liability Act these individuals or groups must take measures to keep people on their properties reasonably safe from harm. If their negligent actions or inaction causes or contributes to a fall-related injury, they may be partially or wholly liable for damages to compensate you for your losses.
Some examples of negligence causing slips or falls include:
- failure of a municipality to properly maintain sidewalks, streets, public facilities or recreational areas
- businesses that do not remove or draw attention to hazards on their property (leaving wet, slippery floors without caution signs; poorly-lit stairwells; objects that obstruct walkways and paths)
- hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities failing to apply fail prevention protocols that lead to injuries among patients or residents
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury from one of these or another similar type of accident and you believe another person’s negligence caused or contributed to the injury, Howie, Sacks and Henry is ready to help you in Windsor. Regarded by our peers as one of Canada’s top personal injury firms, HSH has a knowledgeable and experienced team of lawyers with the expertise to assist you when you make a claim.
We believe access to high quality legal representation should always be readily available. An HSH slip and fall lawyer will gladly arrange to meet with you in your own home in the Windsor area or at a nearby consultation office to ensure distance or your ability to travel aren’t barriers to your participation.
After listening to your story with great empathy and compassion, we will take care to explain your legal rights and give our advice on how you may want to proceed. If you choose to work with us, our highly organized team will be pleased to facilitate and schedule any tests, medical evaluations or therapies you’ll need for your recovery and/or your case.
Accidents do happen; but if someone’s negligence has played a role in your serious fall-related injury, trust an HSH slip and fall lawyer to by on your side and by your side in Windsor. As your strong advocate and supporter, we’ll work with you to access the compensation and damages you need and deserve for the harm done to you.
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