Slips and falls happen when accident victims least suspect them. These types of accidents may sound innocuous, but they are among the leading causes of injuries requiring hospitalization and may have devastating, long-term repercussions for injured accident victims and their families. Typically occurring on other people’s commercial or residential properties, slips and falls are frequently the result of negligent property owners and/or occupiers.
Throughout the province, anyone who owns, manages, maintains, or controls access to commercial or residential properties is legally obligated to routinely inspect the premises and sufficiently address hazardous issues that may lead to injurious accidents. If a property owner and/or occupier fails to comply with this required duty of care, or fails to provide adequate warnings about potential hazards on-site, visitors to the premises could be injured in a resulting slip and fall. If they are, the property owner/occupier that shirked their duty of care may be considered negligent and, therefore, liable for damages resulting from the injured party’s accident.
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, including the height of the fall and the hardness of the surface on which they land, slips and falls could cause accident victims to sustain injuries that require hospitalization. Injuries commonly sustained in slip and fall accidents include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Nerve damage
- Soft tissue injuries
- And more
No one anticipates being seriously injured while performing routine, everyday activities like visiting a retail store, walking through a parking lot, or visiting a friend’s residential building. Slips and falls are sudden, unexpected, and shocking. Oftentimes, injured accident victims may be overcome with embarrassment and try to leave the scene of their slip and fall as quickly as possible. Because bodies experiencing shock produce adrenaline, injured slip and fall survivors may not realize the extent of their injuries’ severity until it is too late.
Because of the negligence of a property owner/occupier, slip and fall victims could suffer physical trauma requiring lengthy periods of hospitalization, rehabilitative therapies, and expensive costs related to medical care. Injuries caused by slips and falls could lead accident victims to acquire significant mental health concerns, such as anxiety and clinical depression. When the injuries sustained in a slip and fall stop accident victims from returning to work, they may experience financial distress in addition to their physical and psychological trauma.
If the negligence of a property owner or occupier caused you to sustain injuries in an accident on their premises, our slip and fall lawyers serving Glace Bay may be able to help you recover financial compensation for damages you have incurred on account of your injuries. By pursuing a civil claim against the at-fault property owner/occupier whose negligence caused your accident, our Glace Bay slip and fall lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
To learn how our slip and fall lawyers serving Glace Bay may be able to assist you, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers for a free initial consultation.
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Accidents on someone else’s property can have serious consequences for slip and fall survivors. The repercussions of an injurious slip and fall can be physically challenging, psychologically traumatizing, and expensive.
Our Glace Bay slip and fall lawyers know that recovering from injuries means incurring substantial unexpected costs. That is why, in order to reduce financial barriers to our service, our slip and fall accident lawyers offer a free initial consultation to injured community members. If you were injured on someone else’s property and are unsure of which steps you should take next to pursue accountability and restitution, call Preszler Injury Lawyers for your free initial consultation.
Learn if you may be entitled to financial compensation by discussing your accident with our Glace Bay slip and fall lawyers today during a free initial consultation.