Most of us think of winter and icy sidewalks in connection with slip and fall accidents and the kinds of injuries that can result from them. A recently filed lawsuit reminds us, though, that those accidental injuries can occur anywhere – even on vacation.
An Ontario man is filing suit in the United States over a slip and fall accident he suffered while on vacation in North Dakota. He fell 4 feet from a sidewalk onto a parking lot. His claims list the fact that there was no guard rail and inadequate lighting outside the hotel where it occurred.
The hotel management company has countered by insisting that the conditions of the sidewalk were “open and obvious” and any injuries are the result of his own negligence. It’s a typical situation on the face of it.
Think of Safety Away from Home
We may be even more susceptible to injuries like this while on vacation. We’re in unfamiliar surroundings, and a carefree, away-from-home attitude can lead to being less alert to our environment than we might normally be.
At Petrillo Law, we urge you to be safe while you have fun on vacation this summer, no matter how near or how far you roam. But, sometimes accidents do happen even when we’re taking care, especially where conditions are less than ideal for pedestrian traffic.
At Petrillo Law, we understand how serious slip and fall injuries can be. Along with broken bones, sprains and other soft tissue injuries, we understand that these types of injuries can have long lasting residual effects, including:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Degenerative disc disease
- Chronic back pain
- Spinal stenosis
If you have experienced a slip and fall accident, please get prompt medical attention – whether or not your injury seems “serious” at first. The real extent of your injuries and its residual effects may not be apparent from the outset.
Contact the slip and fall lawyers at Petrillo Law immediately. You may have only a limited time to make a claim, so contacting an experienced slip and fall injury lawyer will help to ensure that you don’t forfeit your right to seek compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages for those effects that may not appear right away.
We have successfully recovered damages on behalf of hundreds of slip and fall victims throughout Mississauga, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Ontario. And we can help you too.