Oftentimes, in the immediate aftermath of a slip and fall accident, it may not be immediately apparent who was at-fault. Many Fredericton residents may be inclined to blame themselves for their accident, without considering all of the factors that may have been at play.
The truth is: a large number of slip and fall accidents in the Fredericton area are the result of another party’s negligence. In fact, if a property’s owner or occupier (i.e., property manager, landlord, tenant, or other party responsible for the premises’ upkeep) fails to regularly and routinely maintain their commercial or residential property and an accident happens as a result, they may be liable for damages incurred by people injured in ensuing slip and falls.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall on someone else’s property, depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our slip and fall lawyers serving Fredericton are available to discuss your case during a free initial consultation. To learn more about whether you may be eligible to pursue a civil claim for damages you incurred or will incur because of your slip and fall, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
In accordance with provincial law, all property owners/occupiers in Fredericton owe a duty of care to the people who visit their premises. Visitors could be residents, tenants, guests, employees, customers, and passersby walking by the exterior of the property. In order to uphold this duty of care, the people responsible for the property’s management and upkeep must take reasonable steps to ensure visitors’ safety by addressing maintenance hazards on the premises. If the parties responsible for the property’s maintenance fail to repair, remove, or warn visitors about unsafe conditions on the premises, slip and fall accidents can occur. By failing to address potentially hazardous conditions on their premises, property owners/occupiers may be considered negligent.
Common hazards that could result in slip and falls on Fredericton properties include:
- Uncleared ice and snow
- Improperly maintained weather hazards
- Uncovered cables
- Spilled liquids
- Recently mopped floors
- Uneven surfaces
- Loose tiles or carpeting
- Cluttered walkways
- Poor lighting
- Broken or missing handrails
- Improperly maintained sidewalks
- And more
Hazards on other people’s properties can cause unsuspecting visitors to sustain serious injuries. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, including the height from which the victim fell, their age, and medical condition, slip and falls could be deadly.
Survivors of slip and fall accidents may face long, emotionally challenging, and financially crippling roads to recovery. If the injuries sustained in a slip and fall prevent an accident victim from performing the duties of their jobs, the financial impact of newly acquired medical expenses and cost of living adjustments could be devastating.
Our Fredericton slip and fall lawyers believe that no one should suffer because of another party’s negligence. We fight on behalf of injured members of the community, and seek to remove financial barriers to accessing our legal services to all prospective clients. If you are ready to discuss your case with our slip and fall lawyers serving Fredericton, call Preszler Injury Lawyers to schedule your free initial consultation.
Free Consultation for Fredericton Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win
Preszler Injury Lawyers offer a free initial consultation to members of the local community. During this no-obligation first meeting, our slip and fall lawyers serving Fredericton can review the details of your accident and provide advice about options for financial compensation that may be available to you.
To learn if you are entitled to pursue a civil claim against a negligent property owner/occupier to recover damages you have sustained as the result of an accident on their premises, contact our Fredericton slip and fall lawyers today.