The natural wonder and majesty of the Niagara Falls make them a popular tourist attraction. Breathtakingly beautiful, they are indeed a sight to behold, and make visitors realise just how small and short-lived man really is in comparison to the rest of this giant world.
Increased risk of accidental personal injuries at Niagra Falls
Niagara Falls City is continually growing thanks to the ever increasing demand for suitable accommodation, and with additional hotels, the number of city-wide attractions also steadily rises. Unfortunately, the numbers of road accidents; slips, trips, or falls in public places and other accidental injuries equally rise as the city grows.
Like in any other bustling city around the world, injuries by car accident are fairly common. With locals rushing to and from work and hundreds of thousands of tourists milling about the place, this is hardly surprising. Should you be injured as a driver or passenger in any type of vehicle through no fault of your own, there is a chance that you may be entitled to driver or passenger injury compensation.
Slips, trips, and falls
Hundreds of stores, cafes, and restaurants, as well as an array of attractions created to provide additional entertainment to visitors, are regularly visited by locals and tourists alike. Occasionally, wet flooring, carelessly placed obstacles, or poorly maintained/supervised attractions lead to accidents. If you have fallen victim of such an accident, you may qualify for a public liability claim.
In a similar fashion, injuries incurred while travelling to or from Niagara Falls may give rise to compensation claims. Such accidents could involve injury by falling, slipping or tripping; vehicle accidents, or even injuries caused by faulty goods sold at one of the many local stores.
Claiming for compensation
Wherever or however you received an injury, a claim for injury compensation can only be made if the accident resulting in the injury was not your fault, and occurred within no more than three years of making a claim.
Date Published: December 1, 2013
Author: David Brown