We often take for granted just how serious slips and falls can be. It is difficult to imagine that an accident that occurs while performing a commonplace, everyday activity could result in severe injuries. However, accidents on other people’s properties often have long-term physical and financial repercussions for the people involved.
Slips and falls can happen when you least expect them. In many cases, they take place in familiar situations, like walking down a grocery store aisle, entering or exiting a residential apartment building, descending a flight of stairs, or other normal, routine activities. Because of this, accident victims’ first instinct is often to blame their own clumsiness or lack of attentiveness for any injuries they acquire because of their slip and fall.
That said, even if it may not be immediately apparent, slips and falls are often the result of someone else’s negligence. That is because, in accordance with provincial legislation, the people who own and/or occupy both commercial and residential properties have a responsibility to reasonably ensure the safety of the people visiting their premises. That means it is incumbent upon property owners/occupiers to routinely inspect and regularly maintain their premises.
Therefore, if a potentially dangerous hazard that could cause an unsuspecting visitor to injure themselves in a slip and fall exists on the premises, the property owner/occupier should be aware of it, and they should take reasonable steps to address it in a timely fashion. If the people responsible for ensuring the property’s safety cannot reasonably repair or clear the hazardous maintenance issue immediately, they should provide guests with sufficient warnings so that potentially injurious accidents can be prevented.
If a property owner/occupier fails to take reasonable actions to address potentially dangerous hazards on their premises and an accident ensues as a result, they may be considered negligent. As such, they may be liable for damages incurred by the injured victims of resulting slip and fall accidents.
Were you injured in a slip and fall on someone else’s property? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for damages you incurred or will incur in the future.
Our slip and fall lawyers serving Bathurst have a history of helping injured members of the local community recover the compensation to which they are rightfully entitled. If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim against the at-fault property owner/occupier whose negligence caused you to be injured, our Bathurst slip and fall lawyers may be able to provide beneficial assistance in your pursuit of accountability and restitution.
To review the circumstances of your case and learn about options for financial recovery that may be available to you, schedule a free initial consultation with our slip and fall lawyers serving Bathurst by calling Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
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Slips and falls can be extremely dangerous. In fact, these accidents are among the leading causes of injuries requiring hospitalization across the country. If you were injured on someone else’s property, consider scheduling a free initial consultation with our Bathurst slip and fall lawyers.
During a cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with our slip and fall lawyers serving Bathurst, you will be able to ask important questions about your case and receive the benefit of our legal advice, tailored specifically to your unique set of circumstances. To learn more about how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help with your case, take advantage of your free initial consultation with our Bathurst slip and fall lawyers today.