Winter Slip and Fall Liability and Lawsuits: Ice and Snow Conditions

11m | Jan 8, 2024

Although commonly perceived as minor, certain slip and fall incidents during winter can lead to severe or life-altering injuries. It is important to take proactive steps to prevent slip and fall accidents, especially during the winter months when icy conditions hit. Discover simple measures you can take to prevent slip and falls on your premises so you can protect yourself and others. Whether you’re a homeowner, business owner, or tenant, educate yourself on how to manage such incidents if they happen on your premises and safeguard your legal rights.

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Winter Slip and Fall Liability and Lawsuits: Ice and Snow Conditions - YouTube

00:00 Introduction to Winter Safety

00:38 Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents on Your Property

01:14 Understanding the Impact of Weather Changes in Northern Climates

02:29 Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall Accident

03:48 Understanding the Severity of Slip and Fall Injuries

04:48 Importance of Seeking Medical Attention

05:42 Precautions to Avoid Slip and Fall Accidents

06:33 Ontario's Comparative Negligence Standard in Slip and Fall Cases

07:24 How to Deal with Slip and Fall Accidents on a Friend or Relative's Property

09:01 Responsibility of Commercial Properties and Apartment Buildings

10:21 Factors Considered by Insurance Companies in Slip and Fall Cases

11:14 Have Questions? Contact Us Today!


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In the winter months, particularly in regions like Ontario, slip and fall incidents rise as the conditions get icy. 

In today's video, Andrew Iacobelli, from the Iacobelli Law Firm, will discuss how you can safeguard yourself and your business against slip and fall accidents caused by ice and snow during the winter months. Andrew will offer guidance on precautions homeowners and business owners can take to minimize accidents on their property and protect against legal issues if a slip and fall were to occur on the premises. Andrew will also address a very common concern about how to handle slip and fall accidents on properties owned by friends, relatives, or neighbors. 

Learn about the important steps to take after experiencing a slip and fall incident and how documenting your incident promptly and seeking legal advice as soon as can be crucial to your case. Lastly, Andrew will discuss the impacts of slip and fall accidents and the injuries commonly sustained, ranging from fractures to head trauma, and explore how personal negligence can play an important role in how much you can potentially recover for your claim.


This material is provided for informational use only, and is in no way intended to constitute legal advice. Nothing in this website is intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal advice or the formation of a lawyer-client relationship. You should not act on information contained in this podcast or video. If you have a legal question or issue, you should seek the advice of a lawyer. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.


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