MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
SLIP AND FALLS
It is sometimes difficult to know who is at fault when someone is injured on a property hazard. Consider the case of a slippery sidewalk at a commercial store. Would one sue the owner of the property, the leasehold tenant who operates a store in the building, the property manager responsible to ensure the property is maintained, or the maintenance company who is responsible to maintain it? What if the slippery area is caused by a drip from eaves that are eroded? Is it a building deficiency, or a maintenance issue?
Not to mention, there are different standards for municipalities than there are for ordinary occupiers. To make it more complex still, there are different standards for municipal roads than municipal sidewalks and municipal parking lots. If you slip and fall on a municipal property, you must notify the municipality within a very short period of time, and you must be aware of the standards of maintenance that apply. You must also photograph the scene promptly or the conditions may quickly change, and be impossible to prove. In general, municipalities can ‘get away with’ a lot more than the average citizen. Slip & Fall cases against municipalities are tougher to win.
If you’ve been seriously hurt in a slip and fall accident, we will assess the merits of your claim, and if we can win your case, we’re happy to assist.
Dogs have been equipped by nature with potentially dangerous anatomy – sharp teeth and powerful jaws. As a result, irresponsible dog ownership can lead to injury. This is why the Dog Owner’s Liability Act dictates that the owner of a dog is responsible for taking reasonable precautions to ensure that his or her dog does not bite or attack people nor pose a menace to public safety.
Navigating what constitutes “reasonable precaution” and determining liability in dog bite cases is a complicated task. We can help if you have suffered a serious dog-bite injury.
OTHER ACCIDENT RELATED INJURIES
SEXUAL ASSAULT CLAIMS
We represent victims of sexual assault claims. Contact me for a personal and confidential evaluation of your potential claim.