Why You Need a Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you have slipped or fallen on someone’s residential property, in a store, market or shopping mall, on the street or in a public area, you are legally entitled to make a claim against the occupier and owner of the premises where the slip and fall occurred. An immediate on-site inspection is vital in all slip and fall accidents, whether it occurred at the local bodega or in a major venue or building such as the CF Toronto Eaton Centre, First Canadian Place, Brookfield Place, Walmart Supercentre, or Walmart in Gerrard Square.
Himelfarb Proszanski utilizes its vast network of experts and investigators to assess the site where the slip and fall occurred. They track down witnesses to secure favorable statements. They obtain surveillance and security videos, security records, workplace logs and all the other evidence documenting the slip and fall. Himelfarb Proszanski then puts the evidence together and prepares your case for trial. This will maximize your claims and ensure the highest level of compensation you deserve.
A slip and fall lawyer is the key to protecting your legal rights and ensuring the best settlement outcome.
What Your Slip and Fall Lawyer Will Do
Your lawyer builds your case against the property owner and occupier and gets you the maximum care and compensation you deserve. Compensation for slip and fall accidents includes pain and suffering, past and future income losses, past and future health care expenses, housekeeping and home maintenance expenses plus claims for family members. Calculate the value of your slip and fall case.
Your Slip and Fall Lawyer guides you through the process handling all the forms and paperwork to get you the highest award possible.
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How it Works
We can begin building your case against the property owner and/or occupant. Our Slip and Fall Lawyers are able to access information you will not be able to obtain and it is this information that your case will depend on.
All consultations are free. We will meet with you wherever you are. You do not have to come to our office. There are no upfront costs. We get paid only after your case is settled.
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Timeline to File A Slip and Fall Claim in Ontario
In Ontario, the statute of limitations for a case like slip and fall is two years - and that means you must file your claim before the 2-year anniversary of your accident. The longer you wait, though - and the lack of an immediate on-site inspection - can make this process more difficult. Contacting the slip and fall lawyers at Himelfarb Porszanski right away is critical.
Common Types of Slip and Fall Injuries
There are a variety of issues that could cause slip and fall injuries. From our harsh Toronto winters making ice a hazard, to uneven walkways and other substances on the ground – making sure the area is safe is the responsibility of both homeowners and business owners.
Wet floor in a building, store, or restaurant
A wet floor is probably the most prevalent cause of a slip and fall injury. From standing water on a vinyl floor to iced-over sidewalk – the most common type of slip and fall case we see is usually from a wet floor. Determining who is responsible can be difficult – that’s why you need an experienced lawyer familiar with Toronto to help.
Loose carpeting in a home or business
Just a wrinkle in the carpet can cause a major wrinkle in your life. Something as simple as a stumble could cause major injury if you fall hard enough, or down a flight of stairs, due to that small lump. Making sure the correct party is held responsible, and that you’re taken care of is an important step.
Broken or loose stairs in a business
Businesses are tasked with creating an environment that is safe for their customers. Broken or loose stairs can cause major or minor injuries. No matter how small the fall, making sure the correct party is held responsible can be a big task. Let the slip and fall lawyers at Himelfarb Proszanski help.
Uneven/cracked pavement or sidewalks
Is the city responsible for uneven sidewalks? Is the business owner? Or maybe the landlord for the building the business is located in? There are a lot of questions to be answered when you trip and fall on an uneven sidewalk. Frozen ground and frost heaves can make a mess out of concrete walkways – make sure your injuries are taken care of.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
Broken arm, leg, ankle, or knee
What feels like a sprain could be worse or get worse if you fail to get it checked out. Make sure you’ve been checked out by a doctor immediately after a slip and fall injury, even if you feel okay right after the incident.
Back & Spinal Cord Injury
Back injuries can seem innocuous enough when you’re first injured, but a slight discomfort can turn into major pain in a short amount of time. Make sure you get your back pain due to a slip and fall accident checked out as soon as possible. Tingling in your extremities and other symptoms could mean you have some spinal cord damage – be sure to see a doctor immediately after your fall.
What feels like a bump could be a concussion, or worse. Making sure any head injury is tended to by a physician is an important step after a slip and fall injury – we can help you find care and compensation – contact us today!
Sprains & Strains
Even a minor injury such as a sprain or strain can mean time off work to recuperate. A good slip and fall lawyer will get you the compensation for that time off work, as well as make sure any medical bills are covered.
According to the US-based Centers for Disease Control, over 95 percent of broken hips are suffered in falls. When a fall results in hip injury, hospitalization, surgery, and nursing care/rehab admittance are necessary. Some surgery may even require implantation of an artificial hip. While hip fractures are more common in older populations, slip and fall injuries that cause hip injuries can still be caused by negligence on the part of property owners and managers.
Why Choose HIMPRO?
Himelfarb Proszanski is a leading law firm with full service personal injury lawyers. We provide a combined century of trial experience which has led to the successful settlement of over 3,000 cases with combined settlement value in excess of ½ billion dollars. And finally, we’re the only firm to offer you the HIMPRO Advantage™.
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