With the cold weather and snow now upon us, the threat of slip and fall accidents is a common winter-time conversation topic. Many of these accidents can result in serious injuries. Any injury that causes you to miss work, be unable to live as you normally would, or causes you to experience extreme pain can be considered a serious injury.
Potential “at fault” persons are the owner and tenant of the property where the fall occurred, and the municipality if the fall occurred on public property such as sidewalks and municipal parking lots. There is a new Ontario law (January 29, 2021) for winter slip and fall accidents on private property – you have only 60 days to give notice (read our blog article to learn more). Did you know that you have only 10 days from the date of the accident to deliver a written notice to the Clerk of the municipality otherwise the right to claim compensation may be lost? Also, it is important to act fast when hiring legal counsel because you only have 2 years to file a claim in court.
In all cases, it is extremely helpful to:
- take photographs of the area of the fall and the cause of the fall
- gather witness names if any are available
- seek medical attention following the fall
Without the aid of a Lawyer, many people injured in slip and fall accidents would not receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Tony Lafazanis has over 35 years of experience as a Personal Injury Lawyer. He is professional and thorough; keeping clients updated throughout the entire process of a claim and is always available to answer questions. Some help Tony can provide:
- Investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident
- Documenting proof of negligence
- Negotiating with the insurance companies
- Representing clients in court
Don’t take risks with the Insurer or Court system – Let Tony Lafazanis fight for you! Hiring Tony Lafazanis is risk free. There is no legal bill to pay, if there is no settlement.