When negligent owners and/or occupiers of residential or commercial properties fail to address potentially dangerous maintenance issues on their premises, people visiting or interacting with the space could be injured in preventable accidents. The consequences of accidents on other people’s property can be severe. Slips and falls account for many of the province’s injuries requiring hospitalization. Depending on a number of factors, including the circumstances of the accident, the victim’s age, and their medical condition, slips and falls on someone else’s property can even cost visitors their lives.
If you were injured in a slip and fall on someone else’s premises, you may be entitled to compensation. That is because property owners and occupiers in this province owe the people who visit their premises a duty of care. Failing to uphold that duty of care could be considered negligence.
Since it is incumbent upon property owners/occupiers to regularly inspect their space and perform routine upkeep, the people responsible for guests’ safety should be aware of potentially hazardous maintenance issues on their premises. They should also take appropriate preventative measures to ensure that those hazards do not pose a risk to human health by repairing them in a timely fashion, removing them from the premises altogether, or providing visitors with adequate warning about them.
By failing to take reasonable measures to protect their visitors’ physical safety from improperly maintained hazards on their premises, property owners/occupiers could put unsuspecting guests, customers, employees, delivery personnel, or passersby at risk of sustaining physical injuries in a slip and fall. If their negligence leads to an injury-causing slip and fall, the responsible property owner/occupier may be required to provide financial compensation to injured accident victims for damages they have incurred as a result of their accident.
Examples of maintenance issues that are often left unaddressed and frequently cause injurious slips and falls include:
- Uncleared ice and snow
- Spilled liquids
- Broken or missing handrails
- Poor lighting
- Wet floors
- Uneven surfaces
- Loose carpeting
- Cracked sidewalks
- Cluttered walkways
- Broken tiles
- And more
If the negligence of a property owner/occupier caused you to sustain compensable injuries in an accident on their premises, consider booking a free initial consultation with our slip and fall lawyers serving Shediac. Even if you are unsure whether your accident was the direct result of a property owner/occupier’s negligence, by consulting with our Shediac slip and fall lawyers, you can discuss the circumstances of your case and receive tailor-made legal advice specific to the details of your accident.
To ask pressing questions about your case and to learn about options for financial recovery that may be available to you, claim your free initial consultation with our slip and fall lawyers serving Shediac by contacting Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
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If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim against the at-fault property owner/occupier whose negligence caused you to sustain injuries in an accident, our Shediac slip and fall lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled. To learn more about how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to provide you with assistance, call our slip and fall lawyers serving Shediac today and receive your free initial consultation.