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Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents may occur when you have been exposed to a dangerous or hazardous conditions on someone else’s property. These conditions may exist for several reasons, but property owners have a “duty of care” to see that their property is reasonably safe.

If you have been injured due to a slip and fall accident, Consky & Associates is ready answer all your questions and help you to know your rights.

Conditions that may cause slip and fall

  • Weather related such as ice, water, and snow
  • Structural such as ledges, uneven floors, broken sidewalks, no railings
  • Bad conditions such as poor lighting, spilled liquid, obstructions, debris

Duties and Rights

Property owners have a “duty of care” to see that their property is reasonably safe under the circumstances – including ensuring that the building has no structural defects, dangerous conditions have been addressed, and weather related dangers have been cleared within a certain timeframe.

A plaintiff or claimant also has a duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid contributing to the negligence.

What should you do?

One of the first things to do is find proof that the owner of the property or business was aware of the danger.

Secondly, Records of what happened such as photographs of the cause of the fall and the type of shoes you wore are also important.

You must be able to prove that the owner knew or should have known about the dangerous conditions. It is also mandatory to prove that your injury was a result due to these dangerous conditions.

This is often over-whelming – especially if you are injured. We are ready to assist you with fact finding, and ease your burden.

When you should contact an attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a slip and fall, or in any other way as a result of someone’s carelessness, or negligence, you usually have two years to begin legal proceedings.

If you fall on city, town or other public property, shorter limitation periods as little as 10 days may apply, therefore it is important to contact one of our slip and fall lawyers immediately.

Call us (416) 754-9962 to speak with our experienced personal injury lawyers who will answer your questions and provide a free case evaluation that will get you the best possible settlement.

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