A slip and fall can cause serious injuries such as orthopaedic injuries, severe muscle strain, traumatic brain injury or trauma to internal organs. If you have been injured as a result of a slip-and-fall you should not assume that it was your fault. Stores, private residences and municipalities have a responsibility to keep their premises safe. This includes taking reasonable measures to ensure that there are no hazards that could cause an injury to people using their property. The lawyers at Mann Lawyers can help you to understand your rights following a slip-and-fall injury.
Taking the next Steps Following Injury
Owners and occupiers must take reasonable steps to maintain their property. This includes quickly cleaning up spills, fixing damaged railings, and clearing snow and ice from sidewalks. A trip is often not just a trip; a serious fall can cause broken bones, orthopaedic injuries and even traumatic brain injury. These injuries can take a long time to heal, or may never heal completely.
Legal advice immediately following your fall is important to ensure legal deadlines are met for filing an injury claim. If you have been hurt on city property, the timelines are particularly short and strictly enforced by the courts. Quick action is also necessary to allow for proper investigation of the scene and gathering of physical evidence such as photographs or videos.
Mann Lawyers has a longstanding relationship with the Ottawa community. We have seen our city grow, our sidewalks become more congested and our shops busier. When a slip-and-fall injury happens and you are badly hurt, you deserve assistance and advocacy from a respected local law firm.
Mann Lawyers is a respected Ottawa law firm dedicated to ethics, integrity and results in legal practice. We offer a free initial consultation for potential clients with personal injury claims. To arrange a meeting about your injury claim, contact us by phone at (613) 722-1500 or 1-888-420-0577 (toll-free) or by email at . For immediate assistance before 8:30 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m., please contact 613-857-4535.