In many cases, a slip and fall may lead to minor injuries, like scrapes or bruises. However, depending on the age and medical history of an accident, as well as the circumstances of the accident, slips and falls can lead to serious, permanent injuries. In addition, depending on a number of environmental factors, including the height from which an accident victim fell, slip and fall accidents can lead to wrongful deaths.
Each winter in Moncton, 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.
Regardless of the season, though, 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 injury-causing accidents.
Oftentimes, although it may not be apparent, slip and fall accidents that take place on another person’s commercial or residential property could be the result of someone else’s negligence. Each year, thousands of seriously injured community members are sent to the hospital with injuries they have acquired in a fall. Some injuries often 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
The owners and occupiers of commercial and residential properties in Moncton owe a duty of care to everyone who visits their premises. An occupier may refer to a property manager, tenant, landscaping professional, or anyone else who is responsible for the property’s upkeep. In accordance with provincial law, all property owners and occupiers must regularly maintain their premises to reasonably ensure the safety of their visitors. If the person responsible for maintaining the property fails to adequately repair, remove, or warn guests about potential hazards in and around their premises, anyone else that visits the property could be susceptible to accidental injuries. Failure to fulfill this duty of care may constitute negligence on the part of the property’s owner/occupier.
If the negligence of a Moncton 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. Our Moncton 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 Moncton.
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Our Moncton 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 Moncton may be able to help with your case, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today.