It may not be immediately apparent, but hazards that could lead to slip and falls exist all around us. Recently mopped floors at the supermarket, loose handrails on staircases, unfilled potholes in parking lots, and other neglected maintenance issues on other people’s properties can easily lead to accidents.
Each winter in Dieppe, inclement weather conditions are a major cause of accidental, injury-causing slip and falls. If a property’s owner, landlord, manager, or hired landscaping company fails to clear slick patches of ice or hazardous snowbanks, anyone visiting the property is at risk of hurting themselves in a fall.
Depending on the age and medical history of an accident victim, a slip and fall may only lead to negligible injuries, like bruises or scrapes. However, for certain people, slips and falls can cause them to sustain severe, life-altering injuries. In fact, depending on the height from which an accident victim falls and other environmental factors, slip and fall accidents can be fatal.
In Dieppe, when slips and falls happen on another person’s commercial or residential property, oftentimes these accidents are the result of the property owner’s negligence, or the negligence of its occupier. In these cases, an occupier could be considered anyone who has control over the premises, including tenants and managers. If the person responsible for maintaining the property fails to adequately repair, remove, or warn guests about potential hazards in and around their premises, guests, residents, employees, delivery personnel, passersby, and anyone else that visits the property could be vulnerable to accidental injuries.
If the negligence of a Dieppe property owner/occupier caused you to sustain injuries in a slip and fall, they may be liable for damages you incurred as a result of your accident. That is because, in accordance with provincial law, all property owners/occupiers must take regular steps to reasonably ensure the safety of their visitors. Failure to fulfill this duty of care may constitute negligence on the part of the property’s owner/occupier.
Throughout the province, slip and fall accidents resulting from another party’s negligence send thousands of seriously injured community members to the hospital each year. Some common injuries sustained in slips and falls include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nerve damage
- Internal organ damage
- And more
If you were involved in a slip and fall on someone else’s property and sustained serious injuries as a result, our Dieppe slip and fall lawyers may be able to help you pursue compensation from the negligent property owner/occupier whose wrongful actions or inactions caused you to sustain physical injuries and financial losses.
To discuss your case and learn if you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party responsible for your accidents, book a free, initial consultation with our slip and fall lawyers serving Dieppe.
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Our Dieppe slip and fall lawyers offer a free, initial consultation to injured members of the local community. To learn more about how our slip and fall lawyers serving Dieppe may be able to help with your case, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today.