It’s never easy to deal with the physical and emotional impact of a serious injury. Making matters worse, a sudden slip and fall injury can make the victims face overwhelming debt due to steep medical bills and lost income. The Ottawa Injury lawyer at Villeneuve's Litigation practice can alleviate the stress by answering your claims-related questions and helping you and your family fight for the compensation you deserve.
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Moderate to severe falling accident injuries include lacerations, wrist and hip fractures and head trauma. A report by the Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America found that the most common bones that are fractured in a slip and fall or trip and fall incident are the spine, hip, leg, ankle, forearm, pelvis, upper arm and hand. Even victims who do not suffer a physical injury may be traumatized from the experience and develop a fear of falling.
If you intend to file a claim, you should be able to prove that the occupier of the premises failed to meet its obligations pursuant to the Occupier's Liability Act
or they were otherwise negligent leading to your slip and fall injury.
“Negligent activity” is much easier to prove. In this situation, the other party acts negligently at the same time you are injured.
For example, you go to your local grocery store. An employee carries a case of pop to restock the shelves. The employee drops the club soda pop splatters everywhere. The store has no set protocol in place. The employee grabs the case and leaves the clear liquid on the floor to clear the area. No waring is placed. A patron steps in the liquid and slips and falls fracturing their wrist.
The question would be whether that employee and the grocery store took reasonable steps to prevent these types of hazards and injuries that may result.
No lawyer in Ontario can guarantee a specific outcome for your case. It is important to know that there are numerous factors that will influence whether your claim is successful and the amount of compensation you ultimately recover.
Those factors include:
The cost of the medical bills you have incurred;
The cost of any future medical treatment you will need;
The amount of income you lost due to your injuries;
Whether your injuries have affected your future earning capacity;
Whether you required home modifications to accommodate your injury;
The cost of fixing your vehicle; or
Whether your injury caused scarring, disability, or the loss of a bodily function.
Yes, it’s one of the biggest factors that can impact your case’s outcome. Property owners have almost no duty toward trespassers. One exception is “attractive nuisances.” For example, you need to have a gate up to block access to other children who might want to use your pool. These obligations are typically governed by municipal and provincial law.
Time is of the essence in any car accident claim. If you were hurt or lost a family member in a car accident in Ontario, turn to Villeneuve Litigation for reliable legal guidance. Call or text (613) 983-0610 or use our contact form
to schedule a free consultation.