In Ontario and throughout Canada, slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of injury aside from car accidents.
Have you or someone that you love been injured in a slip and fall accident?
The law firm of Greg Monforton and Partners can help. Our Windsor slip and fall lawyers have the expertise to:
- Evaluate the details of your incident
- Help to determine whether you may be entitled to compensation
- Provide legal guidance through the personal injury litigation process
To learn more about your legal options, call our legal professionals today toll free at (866) 320-4770.
Common Causes of a Slip and Fall Accident
There are several factors that can lead to a slip, trip or fall. In Ontario adolescents, three in five falls involved sports activity, while tripping or stumbling during household chores or simply walking were the leading causes for seniors.
Some of the most common causes include (but are not limited to):
- Sports activities
- Wet floors
- Changes in flooring
- Torn carpets
- Un-textured or uneven concrete
- Faulty escalators
- Unsafe or narrow stairs
- Missing handrails
- Safety code violations
- Malfunctioning elevators
- Negligent care of public areas, e.g. potholes or dangerous debris
- Failure to guard danger in adjacent areas
One can imagine many scenarios that may end in slip and fall, and these accidents can occur anywhere, from inside the home to on the job, and in public or commercial areas.
Types of Injuries Resulting from Slips, Trips & Falls
Depending on the nature of the fall, trauma to the body can be anywhere from mild bumps and bruises to traumatic brain injury. Over 750 Ontario slip and fall patients cited in CIHI data were referred to a Special Care Unit. Over half were treated without surgery, however more than 20% required one surgery, and nearly 20% required 2 or more procedures.
When it comes to slipping, tripping and falling, the site of impact, angle of impact and presence of other objects can all affect the type and severity of injury. Here are some examples of trauma that may be sustained from a slip and fall:
- Bruising of the skin or deep tissues
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Facial wounds
- Neck strain
- Pinched nerves
- Broken bones or fractures
and many more
Such injuries can be permanent, life-threatening, or lead to other trauma later in life such as disability. The physical, emotional and financial costs can be staggering. When a slip and fall injury occurs because of another's negligence, it is important for the victim to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible after seeking medical treatment.
Contact Our Windsor Slip and Fall Lawyers
The entire legal team at our firm is deeply committed to protecting the rights of accident victims, whether you have suffered a slip and fall, been the victim of a car accident or were exposed to a defective product.
We understand how devastating an injury can be to a family's spirit and finances, and our injury lawyers work hard to recover MAXIMUM compensation for our clients for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. We pride ourselves on providing personal attention to our clients and practicing law for the people never product manufacturers or insurance companies.
We are proud to serve citizens of Ontario through our main office in Windsor, and defend clients from the province in the following areas:
and many more cities across Canada and the U.S.
To learn more about our legal team, our experience and how we may be able to help you recover damages from a slip and fall accident, call us today at (866) 320-4770. One of our intake professionals is waiting to take your call, and will connect you to a qualified lawyer after a few initial questions. Your information will always be kept confidential, and your evaluation will never cost a penny.
Get started now by simply filling out the Free Case Evaluation form found at the top of this page.
Slip & fall injury? Contact Greg Monforton & Partners today. Ph: (866) 320-4770.