Ontario Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers
If you or someone you love have slipped, tripped, or fallen and suffered injuries as a result, the lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC can help guide you through the legal process so that you can recover compensation for those injuries. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) reports that unintentional fall injuries account for greater than 653,808 visits to emergency departments per year. That is more than 1,800 per day. These statistics include head injuries, hip injuries, and many others. Such injuries can be serious or even deadly.
The law can’t fix these injuries, but it can bring justice. When you slip and are injured due to another party’s negligence, they should be the one to pay for your expenses. The Toronto slip and fall lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC enjoy a reputation as slip and fall lawyers serving all of Ontario. We strive to achieve maximum settlements in serious slip and fall cases. Contact Mazin & Associates, PC today at (416) 625-2122 to speak with one of our firm’s experienced lawyers about your case. Our initial consultation costs you nothing.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When you hire an experienced lawyer to represent you, they will consult with you on all your legal options. Your chances of legal success are much greater with a knowledgeable lawyer on your side. Insurance companies legally represent the businesses and institutions where slip and fall accidents occur. They can be ruthless. They can be deceptive. Not only is their primary motivation to avoid paying you the money you deserve, but they essentially want to avoid paying out anything at all.
Personal injury lawyers are experienced professionals. They are prepared to fight against aggressive insurance agents. Insurance companies are aware that they cannot pull the same tricks on clients who have legal representation that they can on those who don’t. If someone slips, trips, or falls because a person or business did not maintain their premises or follow laws of proper upkeep, then justice must be served.
If you choose to hire a personal injury lawyer, it is crucial that you do so quickly. We urge you not to sign an agreement with an insurance company prior to meeting with a lawyer. Chances are, such an agreement will be a better deal for the insurance company than it will be for you. Additionally, time is of the essence. There is a two-year statute of limitations in Toronto, which means that after that time is up, with few exceptions, a case cannot be filed. You will likely lose any potential for recovering damages (money for your injuries).
Why Mazin & Associates, PC Should be the Firm You Choose
Mazin & Associates, PC only has lawyers with guts and legal know-how. We hold the companies who fail to prevent injuries on their property responsible. We also don’t tolerate insurance companies who deceive our clients or try to back out of their responsibilities.
Some of our clients have received millions of dollars for their injuries. Our firm’s founder, Gary Mazin, has been practicing law for more than fifteen years, and his work has been almost exclusively focused on personal injury cases. Our other lawyers have numerous years of combined personal injury experience. Those legal skills have garnered huge settlements for the many clients who have suffered and need our help.
Slip and Fall Accidents
The slip and fall lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC understand that property owners have a responsibility to ensure a reasonable level of safety for people who are on their property. We vigorously pursue maximum compensation for slip and fall victims who are seriously injured because of the negligence of a private or public owner of property.
In order to bring a successful slip and fall accident claim, you will have to prove the four components of negligence, which are:
- The property owner owed you a duty of care to keep you safe
- The property owner violated that duty of care in some way
- That violation directly caused your injuries
- Your injuries caused you significant damages
The duty of care owed to you varies depending on your status as a visitor to the property. There are three categories of visitors. Invitees are usually allowed on a property for the financial benefit of the property owner, and are owed the highest duty of care. Most customers in stores are considered invitees. Licensees are people who are invited on property for their own benefit, such as houseguests. Licensees are owed a smaller duty of care. Trespassers are people who do not have permission to be on a property, and are generally owed no duty of care. An exception exists for trespassing children.
Owners can be found negligent and responsible for the serious slip and fall injuries caused in a variety of ways, including:
- Inadequate lighting
- Surfaces that are excessively slippery
- Not removing snow or ice
- Tripping hazards such as merchandise or cables left on floors
- Poorly maintained stairs
- Loose or torn flooring
- Otherwise allowing dangerous conditions to exist on their property
Our slip and fall lawyers know that the law relating to owners’ duties to maintain safe property is extremely complex, with different rules affecting private and public entities. Limitation periods for slip and fall injury claims as well as safety standards apply differently depending on whether the owner of the property is a private person or the government. It is extremely important that you contact a slip and fall injury lawyer at Mazin & Associates, PC right after a slip and fall accident as time limits for submitting claims can be extremely short.
Contact our Toronto slip and fall accident lawyers
Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for severely injured victims of others’ negligence. If you or your family has been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, contact a dedicated slip and fall lawyer at Mazin & Associates, PC for a free consultation. You pay no fees until your case is won or settled. Call us at (416) 625-2122 to learn more about how we can help you.