Slips and falls may arise from a number of circumstances, including ice, snow, water, poor lighting or other hazards created by neglected properties. Injuries from accidents occurring on private or public property may entitle the injured party to compensation under the occupiers’ liability insurance.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a store, a mall, apartment or condominium complex, a private home or another private or public space, the slip and fall lawyers at Pace Law Firm can provide immediate legal help.
Occupier Liability Accident Claims
If you have been injured in a premises liability accident stemming from an icy sidewalk, snow, a wet floor, falling merchandise or uneven or dangerous surfacing, we can pursue financial compensation for your resulting injuries. This Q&A with slip and fall lawyer Albert Conforzi helps illustrate the liability issues of slip and fall accidents:
Do property owners have to clear ice and snow from their sidewalk and driveway?
Yes. As a homeowner, or even as a renter (depending on any agreements you may have with your landlord), you are responsible for keeping your property safe for others. Homeowners are required by the Occupier’s Liability Act to keep their property in a reasonable state of repair for persons entering onto their premises.This includes clearing your driveway, sidewalk and walkways of ice and snow. City by-laws actually require homeowners to clear their sidewalks within certain amounts of time.
Can I get sued if someone slips or trips and falls on my property?
If someone has a slip and fall accident on your property, yes, you could be sued if that person sustains injury. Whether they are successful in their claim depends on a number of factors.
How long does someone have to make a claim for a slip and fall injury?
The Limitations Act requires that a claim be made 2 years from the date of someone’s fall.
Are slip and fall claims covered by homeowners’ insurance?
Yes. Generally, slip and fall accident claims are covered by homeowner’s insurance.
We Can Help You with Every Aspect of Your Claim
If you or someone you love has been injured, or has been denied their rightful benefits contact one of our legal experts at Pace Law Firm for experienced legal help.
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