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Slip and Falls

Slip and fall injuries are common events.

Often times the victims of slip and fall accidents assume that they occurred because of the victim's own negligence. In many cases, however, the events are the result of someone else’s negligence, such as the owner or occupier of the property where the slip and fall occurred.

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Beckett will help you get fair compensation for your slip and fall injury

If a slip and fall occurred because the owner or occupier of the property failed to take reasonable steps to keep their property safe, the law allows victims to get compensation for the injuries they sustained.

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Experienced in slip and fall injury claims

It is important that you have a personal injury lawyer acting on your behalf who has experience with insurance claims and can help you negotiate a fair settlement for your slip and fall claim. Most property owners have insurance, so the claims are often defended by an insurance company that has the experience and monetary resources to try to minimize the amount of compensation paid. The personal injury lawyers at Beckett have represented hundreds of people injured in slip and fall accidents and can ensure you get fair compensation.

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How to start a slip and fall claim

At Beckett Personal Injury, you can easily contact us by phone or email. Once we get the initial information about your slip and fall injury, we will plan to speak to you in person. If your slip and fall injury prevents you from coming to our office, we can make house calls and hospital visits. We will ensure you understand the legal process and that we have all relevant information before we start a lawsuit. We will file the paperwork — the Statement of Claim — that starts your slip and fall lawsuit. There may be other benefits you are entitled to, which we will alert you to and help you apply for. We can also direct you to health care providers like physiotherapists, depending on the severity of your slip and fall injury.

Major Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

  • Failure of property owners to properly shovel sidewalks and salt steps and walkways during bad weather conditions
  • Wet or uneven surfaces, including defective sidewalks, parking lot potholes, poorly constructed staircases, loose floorboards, cluttered floors, torn carpeting, and recently mopped or waxed floors
  • Improper job training, especially for those working in the manufacturing and construction fields

When should a property owner or occupier be held responsible for a slip and fall injury?

  • Failure to provide adequate warnings, such as signs, that the floor is being cleaned or waxed and is still damp, and failure to close off an area that is still wet
  • Failure to clean up spills or provide warnings, such a signs, that the floor is unsafe
  • Failure to keep floors and carpets in a safe condition
  • Failure to correct conditions on staircases that may cause injury if the property owner knew about them

Testimonial

"I hired Beckett to help me after I slipped and fell and broke my ankle in a parking lot. When the insurance company wouldn’t pay, Chris Beckett took my case to trial and won." Emily, Melbourne, ON

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