A large amount of slip and falls occur during the winter months due to increment weather conditions, whether it be outdoors in icy conditions or as a result of unkempt sidewalks. Some slip and falls occur inside a shopping mall, grocery store, or other interior location.
Other common causes of slip and fall injuries include wet conditions, poor lighting or uneven walking surfaces. Objects left in pedestrian areas can also lead to injuries.
Slip and fall cases are frequently dealt with within the context of the Occupier’s Liability Act. If you slipped and fell on a city sidewalk or road, it is imperative that you contact the City and/or Municipality within ten (10) business days to report your fall.
For any slip and fall claims, it is important that you contact a lawyer immediately to investigate liability and to protect all statutory limitations.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a slip and fall, we urge you to contact a lawyer at Shah Eubanks Professional Corporation for a free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are injured, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. You must notify the City in writing of your fall within ten (10) days. Be sure to include the date, time, and location of your fall. If possible, take a picture of the site of the fall and ascertain any contact information of any witnesses.
If you are injured, you should seek medical attention. Make sure to inform the property owner of the slip and fall. If the slip and fall has occurred inside a store or commercial complex and the owner is not available, ask to speak to a manager or supervisor. Fill out an incident report and ask for a copy. Be sure to take down all the contact information of the owner and/or manager. If there are any witnesses that may have seen your fall, be sure to take down their contact information.