Slip and Fall Accidents
You deserve to be safe whether you’re visiting a private residence, a retail shop, restaurant, government building or any other type of building. Laws exist outlining what the owners or occupiers are liable for, thus the name “occupiers’ liability.”
If you have sustained an injury as a result of a slip and fall caused by the condition of the property, you may be entitled to compensation. The injuries you have sustained can range from minor, such as bruising, to serious in nature, such as a spinal cord injury. The incident can affect you temporarily, or have life altering consequences.
Our lawyers at Graves and Richard are highly experienced in representing victims seeking compensation from occupiers’ liability claims. While seemingly straight-forward, claims of this nature are dependant upon many factors including, but not limited to, where the incident occurred, who owns or occupies the property and the extent of your injuries. Your injury may be have been the result of:
- Broken/uneven flooring
- Falling merchandise
- Improper snow and ice removal
- Lack of warning signs and caution notices
- Poor lighting
- Sharp edges
- Slippery surfaces or wet floors without signage
- Slippery sidewalks and parking lots (failure to salt/sand)
- Weak guardrails/handrails on staircases
Each of these situations has its own complexities when seeking compensation. Our lawyers at Graves and Richard are experienced and know the complexities these claims entail.
Contact Our Law Office
Serving the surrounding areas of southern Ontario including St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-lake, Hamilton, Welland, Fort Erie and Grimsby.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall or other type of accident, contact our legal team at our St. Catharines office at 905-641-2020. We offer a free, one hour consultation to discuss your slip and fall accident. Our experienced lawyers can determine if you are entitled to seek compensation, and will maximize your benefits.