Looking for slip and fall injury lawyers
in Ottawa? Anybody can suffer a slip and fall accident at any time. Often, slip and fall victims assume accidents occurred because of their own negligence. Self-guilt and embarrassment often result in no claims being made at all. However, in many cases, the result of someone else’s negligence is the cause of slip and fall injuries.
Municipal property accidents vs. private property accidents
Injuries from slips and falls on municipal or city property are treated differently to those on private property. Laws under the Occupiers Liability Act (1990) cover private property while Ontario’s Municipal Act (2001) covers city property.
If your slip and fall occurred on municipal property such as sidewalks and pathways, the Municipal Act states you have 10 days to provide written notice to the municipality. To stand a fair chance of success, municipal entities have to be found grossly negligent. You can read this blog post for more information about municipal slip and fall cases.
For private property, the limitation period for making a slip and fall claim is two years from the time of incident. Canadian business owners have an obligation to ensure their property is safe both inside and out. If you slip and fall on the premises of any business, you may have grounds for an injury lawsuit.
Common slip and fall hazards include:
- Wet floors
- Icy or uneven sidewalks
- Poorly maintained staircases
- Poor lighting
- Trailing cables
Have you suffered a slip and fall accident in Ottawa? Here’s what you should do next
What you do after a slip and fall accident impacts your ability to get fair compensation. By following these steps in order, you stand the best chance of protecting yourself and recovering fully.
At the scene:
- Inspect the scene to identify the cause of your slip or fall
- Take photographs of the scene with your smartphone
- Identify witnesses to verify your version of events
- Report the accident to a manager, owner, or landlord
- Visit a doctor who will document your injuries
- Write down your slip and fall experience, and keep it handy
- Work with a lawyer as soon as possible
Need a slip and fall injury lawyer in Ottawa?
When you need slip and fall injury lawyers in Ottawa, our expert team
are here to guide you. Our compassionate lawyers will keep you informed, support your needs and carry your case forward as efficiently as possible. For your convenience, our lawyers deliver legal advice on slip and fall accidents in English, French, Arabic (all dialects), and Russian to ensure you’re comfortable. Helping people litigate their slip and fall case is what we do. Depend on our professional team who are highly skilled in listening to the finer details of your case. Side by side, we’ll ensure your slip or fall claim is handled within the correct timeframe, establish who is liable, and get the result you deserve.
At MG Law, we’re on your side. Let us fight for the slip and fall compensation you deserve. Call us at (844) 884-8819 to get started.