In the immediate aftermath of a slip and fall on someone else’s property, accident victims in Restigouche County often blame their accident on their own lack of attention. In fact, many people who sustain injuries in a slip and fall feel the impulse to leave the accident scene as quickly as they can, without reporting their accident or seeking medical attention.
However, even though it may not be immediately apparent, slip and falls on other people’s commercial or residential properties are often the result of someone else’s negligence. As such, Restigouche County residents who have been injured in a slip and fall may be entitled to financial compensation for damages arising from injuries they sustained in their accidents.
This is because the owners and occupiers of properties throughout the province are legally required to provide a reasonable duty of care to the people who visit their premises. In order to comply with provincial legislation, property owners and occupiers must routinely inspect and maintain their area in and around their properties. If potentially dangerous hazards exist on the property, the person or people responsible for ensuring the safety of others on the property must take adequate steps to address the problems. This could mean repairing the hazardous maintenance issue, removing it from the premises, or sufficiently warning guests about it. By doing so, property owners and occupiers may help prevent harmful slip and falls from occurring on their premises.
Property owners and occupiers are obligated by law to know about hazardous issues on their premises, and to take reasonable actions to ensure no one is injured because of them. Therefore, if a property owner or occupier knows about a dangerous maintenance issue on-site (or should know about it) and fails to take appropriate actions to address it, they may be considered negligent. In premises liability claims, property owners and occupiers who are found to be negligent could be responsible for providing financial compensation to the victims of slips and falls who sustained injuries because of their wrongful conduct.
Depending on the age and medical condition of the accident victim and the circumstances of their fall, slips and falls could lead to serious, even permanent injuries. Some examples of injuries that could be sustained in a slip and fall 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
If a neglected hazard on someone else’s property caused you to sustain injuries in a slip and fall, you may be facing financial challenges as a result of your accident. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that no one should be forced to endure physical pain and discomfort, develop emotional trauma, or suffer financial losses. To learn how our slip and fall lawyers serving Restigouche County may be able to help you recover financial compensation in the wake of an injurious accident, book a free initial consultation with our Restigouche County slip and fall lawyers today.
Free Consultation for Restigouche County Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win
When you call our slip and fall lawyers serving Restigouche County for your cost-free, no-obligation first meeting, you will have the opportunity to discuss the circumstances of your slip and fall, ask important questions, and learn if you may eligible to pursue a civil claim against the negligent property owner/occupier whose wrongful conduct caused you to sustain injuries.
Speak to our Restigouche County slip and fall lawyers today, and learn how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to assist you during a free initial consultation.