No one imagines that, when they leave their homes to perform a simple activity, they will be seriously injured in an accident. However, most slip and fall accidents occur while engaging in everyday, commonplace tasks. Walking through a parking lot, descending a flight of stairs, shopping at a grocery store, or participating in other routine events can end in calamity. When the owners/occupiers of commercial or residential properties neglect to ensure the safety of their visitors, people can be seriously injured in slips and falls.
Depending on the circumstances of the accident as well as the age and medical condition of the accident victim, slips and falls can be extremely dangerous. In certain cases, especially when the height from which a victim falls is particularly unsafe, slip and fall accidents can be fatal. In other instances, slips and falls can cause unsuspecting accident victims to sustain a host of injuries ranging in severity from moderate to catastrophic. Some 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
Sustaining injuries in a slip and fall can have physical, emotional, psychological, and financial repercussions. Oftentimes, injured slip and fall accident victims incur substantial financial losses as a result of their incident. They may be forced to pay high costs for medical care, physical therapy, rehabilitative treatments, psychological counselling, in-home attendant care, assistive equipment, lifestyle adjustments, and other necessary expenses. Furthermore, if their injuries make it impossible for accident victims to continue performing the duties of their jobs, injured survivors of slips and falls may lose wages, or even suffer from a reduced future earning capacity.
If you were injured in an accident on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to financial compensation. By working with our slip and fall lawyers serving Tracadie-Sheila, you may be able to pursue a civil claim against the owner/occupier whose negligence caused your accident.
This is because, in accordance with provincial legislation, the owners and occupiers of both commercial and residential properties are required to sufficiently address on-site problems in a timely manner, so as to reduce the risk of injury-causing slips and falls on their premises. If a property owner/occupier fails to adequately repair, remove, or warn guests about potentially dangerous hazards on their premises and an injurious accident occurs as a result, the at-fault property owner/occupier may be considered negligent. Therefore, they may be liable for damages arising from their accident victims’ injuries.
If you are entitled to financial compensation for the compensable injuries you sustained in an accident on someone else’s property, our Tracadie-Sheila slip and fall lawyers may be able to provide you with beneficial legal advice and assistance. To review the circumstances of your case and learn about options for financial recovery that may be available to you, schedule a free initial consultation with our slip and fall lawyers serving Tracadie-Sheila by calling Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
Free Consultation for Tracadie-Sheila Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win
During your first no-obligation meeting with our Tracadie-Sheila slip and fall lawyers, you will have the opportunity to review the details of your accident, ask important questions, and receive the benefit of our legal advice, all at no cost.
To take advantage of your free initial consultation and learn if you might be eligible to pursue a civil claim against the negligent property owner/occupier whose wrongful conduct caused your accident, call Preszler Injury Lawyers and speak with our slip and fall lawyers serving Tracadie-Sheila.