Slip and Fall

For over 45 years, the legal team at Cohen Highley LLP has represented clients who have sustained serious injuries in slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents can be dangerous and, in Ontario, they happen all-too frequently. In fact, slip and fall accidents are among Ontario’s leading causes of injuries that require hospitalization. Injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents can lead to impaired mobility, diminished qualities of life, lengthy recovery processes, and substantial financial losses.


If a client has sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, our personal injury lawyers may be able to help them recover financial compensation for injury-related damages. Property owners/occupiers have a legal obligation to reasonably provide a duty of care to other people on their premises. If owners/occupiers fail to adequately maintain their properties, both indoors and outside, they may be liable for accidents that occur because of their negligence. 

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, to anybody. If the accident occurred on residential or commercial property owned and/or operated by another party, or if the accident occurred in a public setting, it is possible that someone else’s negligence may have played a role in causing it.

The personal injury team at Cohen Highley LLP has a history of providing legal assistance to Ontarians who were injured in slip and fall accidents caused by:

  • Snow and ice
  • Recently mopped floors
  • Poorly maintained parking lots, residential premises, commercial premises and municipal premises
  • Loose tiles or carpeting
  • Improperly maintained sidewalks
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Broken or missing handrails
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Insufficient signage warning of hazards on the premises
  • And more


The physical, mental, and financial repercussions arising from a slip and fall accident may vary significantly depending on several factors, including the accident victim’s age and medical history. A fall that may not have serious effects on a younger person may cause an elderly accident victim to sustain permanent, debilitating injuries.

The personal injury legal team at Cohen Highley LLP have experience working on behalf of Ontario accident victims of all ages. We understand the toll a serious injury can have on injured parties and their families, who often struggle to afford the cost of adequate medical care following a surprising and life-altering event.

By pursuing legal action against the negligent parties responsible for causing the accident, personal injury lawyers at Cohen Highley LLP may be able to help injured clients recover costs related to:

  • Medical care
  • Prescriptions and medical supplies
  • Rehabilitation/physical therapy
  • Personal attendant care
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Adjusted living expenses
  • Pain and suffering, if eligible
  • And possibly more

Cohen Highley LLP offers free consultations to our prospective slip and fall accident clients. If you are unsure whether you may be eligible to pursue financial compensation for costs resulting from your injuries, we encourage you to contact us for a free, case initial assessment. You will not be out of pocket for the initial consultation, and you will have the opportunity to receive legal advice from our experienced personal injury team. Take advantage of this free service by scheduling an initial consultation with Cohen Highley LLP today.

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