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Slipping, Falling and Needing a Personal Injury Lawyer

By Mark
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One of the more overlooked, but just as serious, types of personal injury is the slip and fall. Slipping and falling can not only cause bodily damage, particularly if you land on your head or back, but it is a nuanced and complicated process when it comes to determining who is at fault. Hiring a Toronto personal injury lawyer can give you the support you need to navigate the process of launching a claim due to a slip and fall injury, and understanding who is at fault and what your options are moving forward.

 

Here are some of the most common places where a slip and fall accident can occur:

 

  • Walkways (sidewalks, curbs, etc.): Especially in colder climates, where walkways can ice over, it is important to make sure that you always look where you are going when walking down the street.

     

  • Parking Lots and Garages: Due to a large influx of cars, all it takes is a small oil spot from a parked car to cause a nasty slip and fall for an unsuspecting parking garage/lot patron.

     

  • Public Pools and Gyms: Surely you’ve been advised at some point in your life not to run around a pool, because a naturally slippery area like a public pool is ripe for slippage.

     

  • Bars, Restaurants, Clubs: Spilled drinks are an unexpected, but potentially a deadly, source for a slip and a fall.

     

  • Workplace: You should certainly feel safe at your place of work, but accidents can happen, and it is important to exercise caution the next time the water cooler leaks.

     

  • Construction Areas: Areas that are already dangerous are especially important to proceed with caution, and construction areas are no different.

 

These are just some of the places where slip and fall accidents can occur. Hiring a personal injury lawyer is the first thing you should do, especially if you have been injured badly in a slip and fall accident. Finding out who is at fault, and what your options are, is our specialty.

 

Contact Sokoloff today for your free introductory consultation.

 

Sources:

 

http://www.slideshare.net/wakslawca/where-are-some-of-the-most-common-places-that-slip-and-fall-accidents-happen

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/slip-fall-accidents-proving-fault-29845.html