Slips and falls can happen when you least expect them. In fact, in Yarmouth, many slip and fall accidents that result in injuries requiring hospitalization occur while performing routine, everyday tasks like shopping, walking through a parking lot, or visiting a friend’s residence.
When slips and falls occur on other people’s properties, accident victims may instinctively blame their own clumsiness or lack of attention for their injuries. It may not be immediately apparent to injured accident victims that the negligence of another party may have been responsible for creating the hazardous conditions that led them to sustain injuries in an accident.
In accordance with provincial legislation, the people who own/occupy commercial and/or residential properties have a legal responsibility to take reasonable preventative measures on-site to reduce the risk of injurious slip and fall accidents. In the context of premises liability claims, “occupiers” could refer to:
- Property managers
- Business owners
- Maintenance technicians
- Anyone who controls access to the space
- Anyone responsible for the property’s maintenance
- And possibly more
The people responsible for the space’s upkeep are required by law to routinely inspect and maintain the premises, and address any hazardous maintenance issues in a thorough and timely manner. If a property’s owners/occupiers fail to repair, remove, or provide their guests with adequate warning about on-site hazards and an injurious slip and fall accident occurs as a result, the at-fault property owner/occupier may be considered negligent. As such, they may be responsible for financially compensating the people injured in slips and falls resulting from their negligence.
Therefore, if you were involved in a slip and fall on someone else’s property and sustained compensable injuries as a result, our slip and fall lawyers serving Yarmouth may be able to provide you with useful legal advice and assistance. By working with our Yarmouth slip and fall lawyers, you may be able to pursue a civil claim against the at-fault property owner/occupier whose negligence created the conditions that allowed your accident to occur.
By pursuing a civil claim against the negligent property owner/occupier, our slip and fall lawyers serving Yarmouth may be able to help you recover damages you have incurred as a result of your injuries. These damages could include:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Ongoing medical care/in-home care
- Lost wages due to missed work
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Adjusted living expenses
- Pain and suffering
- And possibly more
To discuss the circumstances of your accident and learn about options for financial recovery that may be available to you, take advantage of a free initial consultation with our Yarmouth slip and fall lawyers by contacting Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
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The injured victims of slip and fall accidents often incur substantial financial losses as result of the injuries they sustained on someone else’s property. Depending on the severity of the injuries they have sustained, slip and fall accident victims may struggle to afford their necessary costs of medical care in addition to their regular monthly expenses.
To review the details of your accident and learn if you may be entitled to financial compensation, call Preszler Injury Lawyers and schedule your cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with our slip and fall lawyers serving Yarmouth.