Winter can become hazardous as temperatures drop and roads become icy, leading to more injuries and liability claims. Advocai’s Slip and Fall Lawyers provide important winter safety tips to help prevent injuries during this season.
Clear the Property
Ensure safety by diligently clearing driveways and walkways. To prevent slip and fall injuries, make it a priority to shovel and salt your property. This not only safeguards your family but also ensures a safe environment for everyone in the area.
In fact, everyone who owns or occupies a property has a legal duty to take reasonable steps to keep anyone who would use the property safe.
Wear Appropriate Footwear
Protect yourself from slips and falls during snowy and icy conditions by wearing the right footwear. In winter, roads and sidewalks can become slippery, leading to increased accidents. When heading out, ensure to wear proper footwear to avoid slipping on icy roads or sidewalks.
That being said, wearing the right footwear is essential to prevent accidents and maintain stability.
Injured from a Slip or Fall? Here’s What to Do
Accidents like slips, trips, and falls are possible anywhere and anytime. If you’ve had a significant injury from slipping or falling on someone else’s property, contact the owner or manager to inform them about the accident immediately. If the fall happens at a commerial property, ask for an incident report to be completed and the incident reported to management. Also, be sure to take plenty of pictures of the location where the injury happened and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Legal Assistance for Slip and Falls
If you’ve suffered an injury due to a slip, trip, or fall, reach out to our lawyers promptly, as there are time limits, including rules in Ontario that require providing notice to the defendants within either 10 or 60 days for slip and falls due to improper winter maintenance. The 10 day notice period applies to municipal property and the 60 day notice period applies to all other properties.
With winter slip and fall cases it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that the proper parties are notified otherwise you may be barred from making a claim.
Personal Injury lawyers like us will assist you in claiming compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses, including medication and therapy
- Loss of past and future wages and/or benefits
- Attendant care
At Advocai, our lawyers will strive to get you the best compensation for your injury. We work diligently to have your case resolved as quickly as possible. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.