One of the most common causes of personal injuries are slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents may be caused by uneven, wet, icy or snow covered surfaces, slippery stairs or floors, poor lighting, water damage or other hazards. A property owner has a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe and to maintain it in a proper state of repair.
In the event that you or a loved one has suffered injury as a result of a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of income and future care needs. There may also be claims for family members under the Family Law Act for the loss of guidance, care and companionship.
If you have sustained injury as a result of a slip and fall accident, you should not delay in consulting a slip and fall lawyer at Goodman Halioua LLP. Depending on where your slip and fall accident occurred, you may lose your right to sue if you delay in alerting the responsible property owner. If the site of the slip and fall is on municipal property, you must notify the municipality within ten days of the slip and fall accident. Failure to serve notice within ten days following your accident may prejudice your right to sue.
The slip and fall lawyers at Goodman Halioua LLP will conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances of your slip and fall accident, including the issues of liability, damages and whether any contributory negligence may apply. We will then advise you of your legal rights and the best approach to advancing your personal injury claim.
The Toronto personal injury lawyers at Goodman Halioua LLP are committed to obtaining the maximum financial recovery for you and your family.
A tort claim is an action alleging that a civil wrong has been committed. The types of damages that may be available to the injured person include monetary awards for pain and suffering, loss of income, future care needs, housekeeping assistance and other out of pocket expenses. There may also be claims for family members under the Family Law Act for the loss of guidance, care and companionship. There are many types of damages available in a tort lawsuit, which will depend on the specific facts of your case. Please consult a Toronto personal injury lawyer at Goodman Halioua LLP for more information concerning your legal rights.