A recent recall of shoes sold to toddlers (or parents of toddlers) in Canada and the U.S. by Old Navy draws attention the responsibilities that businesses have towards consumers and the public in general. The recall mentions a specific problem identified with the Aqua Socks lines of shoes: they have less traction on wet or smooth surfaces like hardwood or tile, and can create a slip and fall injury.
Most people automatically associate slip and fall injuries with slippery floors – ice that hasn’t been cleared away on a sidewalk or a newly waxed and buffed floor in a store, for example. However, there are actually many products which can have an effect on your safety when you walk, including anything from footwear to floor coverings and more. The manufacturers of those products have a responsibility to ensure their safety and when there are complaints – as there were in this case – to recall the product immediately to avoid further injury.
Slip and fall accidents can have long lasting consequences no matter at what age they occur
They can result in strains, soft tissue injuries and even broken bones, and many are preventable. As slip and fall lawyers we know that these types of injuries can also result in:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Degenerative disc disease
- Chronic back pain
- Spinal stenosis
What You Need to Know About Slip and Fall Injuries
If you have experienced a slip and fall accident, you need to keep two things in mind.
- The first one is to get prompt medical attention.
- The second thing you need to do is to contact a slip and fall injury lawyer immediately.
Help with your Slip and Fall Claim
At Petrillo law, we work on behalf of injured people to get them the compensation they deserve. As experienced slip and fall lawyers, we understand the pain and uncertainty that comes with being injured. We have successfully recovered above average damages and settlements on behalf of hundreds of slip and fall injury victims throughout Mississauga, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Ontario. And we can help you too.
Call us today at (905) 949-9433 or e-mail us to schedule your free initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.