Thousands of Canadians are injured each year due slip and fall accidents. As a result of their injuries, an alarming number of those people even die. Usually the victim of a slip and fall accident is able to recuperate quickly. Some more serious injuries require months to heal and in some cases change the victim’s live forever. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a serious slip and fall accident, call Scott Furlong Ford Slip and Fall Lawyers to be made aware of your rights and determine your eligibility to compensation for your injuries.
Slip and falls accidents are responsible for serious injuries such as:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Spinal injury
- Neck injury
- Full or partial paralysis
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
Depending upon the type and extent of the slip and fall injury suffered, the client may require immediate and/or ongoing medical care. This sudden lifestyle change creates a massive strain on the client and his family physically, emotionally and financially. Scott Furlong Ford Slip and Fall lawyers and professionals work side by side with clients and their families; Providing their clients with options for their pressing issues at hand, physically, emotionally and financially.
A slip and fall accident may occur anywhere from a neighbors home or back yard, to the stairs at the library, or at a public park or building.
Some examples of things to watch out for are:
- Snowy or icy walkways
- Black ice or icy “patches”
- Poorly maintained floors
- Damaged patios with loose bricks or stones
- Loose edges on rugs
- Poorly lighted areas inside or out
- Uneven sidewalks
- Poorly marked steps to lower levels
- Areas “under repair or construction” left un-fenced or un-marked
- Hidden objects under the snow
It is the individual’s responsibility to take reasonable care in order to keep themselves safe. However, if you or someone you know has suffered a slip and fall injury caused by the careless actions of some one else, you are entitled to benefits for your losses. Scott Furlong Ford Slip and Fall Lawyers aggressively represents clients in pursuing full and rightful compensation.
A slip and fall accident can happen unexpectedly to anyone at any age. It can happen at home or in a public place. You have a responsibility to keep your self safe. Many “trip and falls” occur because the owner of the private or public property did not take necessary care of the property or was negligent in some way. If you have suffered an injury caused by the careless actions of someone else, you are entitled to benefits for your losses
The Scott Furlong Ford personal injury lawyers service clients throughout the areas of Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering and the greater Durham Region.