Slip and Fall Personal Injury Law Firm Toronto

slip and fall personal injury lawyer toronto

Each year in Canada, there are tens of thousands in slip and fall accidents which result in minor to serious injuries. In Toronto alone, there are thousands in slip and fall lawsuits filed with personal injury law firms as a result of falling or slipping on icy, slippery, or wet surfaces; as well as falling, tripping, or tumbling down a flight of stairs, building stairwells, indoor and outdoor parking lots, sidewalks, private property, mall escalators, and our streets.

If you were in a private residence, private property, or a public place when you injured yourself due to a slip and fall, ABC Law Office Toronto will advise you if you are eligible to file a slip and fall lawsuit.

What You Could be Entitled - Slip and Fall Injury

There are certain facts and factors such as the severity of your slip and fall injury, total amount of insurance coverage, the insurance and assets of any person or business at least partially responsible for your slip and fall accident, wealth of the defendant, the strength of your slip and fall case, location of the accident, and the skill of your slip and fall lawyer which will determine the value of your slip and fall compensation.

Depending on the facts provided to the court of law in Ontario, you may be able to recover the following damages:

  • Your medical expenses and bills incurred as a result of the slip and fall accident
  • Your lost income for time off work due to the slip and fall accident
  • Your reimbursement in the fair value clothing damaged from the slip and fall accident
  • Your compensation for general expenses
  • Your financial compensation for pain and suffering as a result of the slip and fall accident
  • Lump sum high CASH settlement

  • A slip and fall injury occurs when a person trips, slips, or falls as a result of a hazardous or dangerous condition because of negligence by a property owner. In a slip and fall lawsuit, the case will be revolved around whether you were careless in avoiding or not seeing the condition which caused you to slip and fall, or whether the property owner did not take the necessary measures to prevent the slip and fall accident.

  • If a slip and fall accident has occurred on a property which results in an personal injury due to the hazardous or dangerous conditions of the property, the business owner or land owner may find himself legally responsible and liable for the slip and fall injuries.
  • If the property owner should have known about or knew about the hazardous and dangerous conditions of their property, they will be responsible for your slip and fall injury.


  • Who Is Responsible If You are Involved in a Slip and Fall Accident?

    This depends on a few factors. But the premise behind it is that the slip and fall victim would need to prove the following in order to have a premises liability case and hold the property owner responsible for your slip and fall injuries:
  • The owner of the property or business owner had caused unsafe, hazardous, or dangerous conditions which resulted in your slip and fall accident. Examples such as digging a hole in a high-trafficked area which was not clearly visible to the human eye, or a spill of liquids which was not cleaned up in a timely manner.
  • The owner of the property or business owner did not post up a warning sign even though they knew of the condition, or did not try to correct the hazardous or dangerous conditions.
  • The owner of the property or business owner should have been aware of the hazardous or dangerous condition because a "reasonable" person would have acknowledged the issue and taken the necessary steps to prevent the injuries sustained by the slip and fall accident. This situation is the most common in slip and fall cases, and is determined based on common sense)


  • Defining a Hazardous or Dangerous Condition

    Hazardous or dangerous conditions may cause Slip and fall accidents which occur due to the accumulation of snow, ice, water, or any liquids; as well as temporary and abrupt changes in floor elevation, cracked or raised sidewalks, hidden hazards such as a hidden ground hole, and insufficient or poor lighting are all examples of a hazardous or dangerous condition.
  • A hole in the ground which appears hidden as a result of overgrown and unkept grass, a broken railing, or a broken step in a staircase are all examples or a hazardous or dangerous condition leading to a slip and fall accident.
  • A permanent change in elevation to the floor, or a 2 inch raised area of a sidewalk may be a hazardous or dangerous condition, and temporary liquid spill on the aisle floor within a mall or grocery store may also be a hazardous and dangerous condition resulting in a slip and fall injury.
  • A slippery situation may be considered normal, but in reality could be a hazardous and dangerous condition resulting in a slip and fall injury.


  • Hazardous and Dangerous Condition Knowledge by a Property Owner

    In general, if a hazardous or dangerous condition is considered permanent in nature, the property owner will be considered to have known of that hazardous and dangerous condition. When a hazardous and dangerous condition is permanent in nature, The owner should have known, or would have known about the conditions prior to the slip and fall accident.

  • Example: If leaking lawn sprinklers had cause slippery wet algae to accumulate over a period of time on the sidewalk, it would have to be proved that the person should have known about the issue, or that they knew about it, since the condition had been occurring over a lengthy period of time. To prove that excess water leakage could cause the accumulation of slippery wet algae, an expert professional or witness would be required to prove that argument.


  • Temporary Hazardous and Dangerous Conditions: Time and Knowledge

    In temporary conditions such as a liquid spill on the floor, legal significance and weight are based in the length of time that the liquid spill existed prior to the slip and fall accident. If the slip and fall injury occurred just after the liquid spill, then the property owner or business owner may not be liable for the slip and fall injury since they could not have known about the liquid spill, and therefore not have been able to take action to fix the condition before the slip and fall injury happened.

    Example of a Slip and Fall Accident

    If a person sustains injuries from a slip and fall accident which occurred on a property, the owner of that property or business owner can be liable but not under all circumstances. The property owner or business owner must be negligent in the conduct of managing or maintaining their property:

  • Example: A light burnt out in a stairwell or staircase could have resulted in someone to slip and fall down. But in the situation where the light had burned out just prior to the person arriving to the stairwell or staircase, the property owner or business owner would probably not be liable because they did not cause the defect in the property, and the duration of the defect did not last long enough for the property owner to acknowledge and take action to fix the defect.
  • Example: In a supermarket aisle another customer spills something immediately before the person falls down. In this case the owner of the store did not have enough time to find the spilled material and clean it up.
  • If the owner did not directly cause the spill and someone else caused the spill, the spill would had to have been on the property for a long enough period of time for the owner to be able to know about it and to be able to clean it up.

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