Can You Sue After A Slip and Fall On Ice?

Winter conditions in Ontario bring an increased risk of slip and fall injuries on an icy surface. While for many people these falls result in nothing worse than minor bruising and embarrassment, for others, a fall could result in a major injury. Elderly people are especially at risk, as a fall could mean a broken hip or worse.A person walking up snow covered brick stairs outside.

If you were injured on a public sidewalk or roadway, you may be wondering if you can sue for compensation for your injuries. The answer is often yes. Call Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers today at 905-522-9799 for a free legal consultation to see if your circumstances merit a lawsuit.

Determining Fault in a Slip and Fall On Ice

The first thing to determine after being injured by slipping and falling on ice is who is at fault. If the city, homeowner, or business owner acted negligently by not clearing the snow and ice from their sidewalk in a reasonable amount of time, they may be found at fault. Property owners have an obligation to keep their property in safe condition, and if they fail to do that, anyone injured as a result has a right to file a lawsuit.

It is a good idea to take photos immediately of your surroundings when you fall. This is because conditions can change quickly, and having photographic evidence that the area you fell in was unsafe can help with your case. However, we know that most people aren't thinking about taking photos when they fall. If you did not take any photos or document any evidence, you should still give us a call.

How Long Do You Have to Sue After A Slip and Fall Injury?

Generally, you have two years from the date of your fall to sue a homeowner or business. However, in order to sue the city, you need to have notified the city of your injury within ten days. This is why it's so important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after you are injured from a fall on the ice. We can help you navigate the complex legal situation and advise you on what you need to do and how to do it.

The order of operations after a slip and fall injury is ideally as follows:

  • Take photographs of the area you fell in
  • Notify the property owner of your injury
  • Get medical help for your injuries (if you have been life-threateningly injured, calling 911 should be first on the list)
  • Write down or take a voice recording of everything you remember about the circumstances that led to your fall
  • Call Findlay Personal Injury Attorneys for a free consultation

Slip and fall cases can be complex, so having a personal injury lawyer on your side is essential to make sure you are able to receive the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.

Schedule Your Free Slip and Fall Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured by falling on a snowy or icy surface, don't hesitate to contact Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers at 905-522-9799 for your free legal consultation. We serve clients in Hamilton, Brantford, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Niagara Falls, and other nearby areas of Ontario.

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