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Slip and Fall Lawyer Ottawa

If you’ve experienced a slip and fall accident, the owner of the property where you were injured may be found responsible for your injuries. Thousands of individuals are injured every year, many of whom have fallen after slipping or tripping on a defective stairway, rough ground area, or on a wet floor. Interestingly enough, there are probably just as many cases where the property owner isn’t responsible, as there are cases where they are. Consequently, the burden of proof falls on the injured person, and the personal injury lawyer that is representing them. However, irrespective of the nature of your accident and injury sustained due to that, we are right here to legally represent you.

Proving Liability

It goes without saying that property owners must be diligent about maintaining their property. However, if you slip, or trip and fall, and are seriously injured, liability must be determined in order for you to be compensated for your injuries. And that is where BLPC Law can help. If we can prove that one of these scenarios is evident, we can establish liability and prove that the property owner is legally responsible for your injuries:

  • The property owner, or one of their employees, caused the dangerous or slippery item, or surface spill, torn or worn area, to be underfoot.
  • The property owner or one of their employees knew that the dangerous area existed, but failed to do anything to correct it.
  • The property owner or one of their employees should have been aware of the dangerous area in question, because any “reasonable” individual who was responsible for maintaining the property, and taking care of it, would have seen it and taken steps to remove or repair it.

The 3rd scenario above is by far the most common of the three. However, it is less concise because of the assumption implied with the worlds “should have been aware of.” In this particular case, common sense rules, where establishing liability is concerned. Furthermore, the judge and jury in a slip and fall personal injury case must decide whether or not the steps that they took, or that the employee took, were indeed reasonable.

When Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

There are always going to be incidences where legal representation is unnecessary, such as a small car mishap, or some worker’s compensation claims. However, when a slip or trip and fall accident results in more serious, possibly life-altering or life-threatening injuries, you should consider hiring the services of BLPC Law immediately. Keep in mind that if you fail to seek legal counsel and representation, it’s going to be extremely difficult to get very far or win your case.

Remember, our primary responsibility to you is to get the defendant’s and the insurance company’s attention. Because without establishing a line of communication with them, it will almost be impossible for us to win your case, much less receive any compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered.