When accidents occur on property that is owned and/or operated by another party or organization, it can be difficult to know what to do next. No one imagines that they will be involved in an injury-causing accident while going about their daily activities or participating in a recreational event. Unfortunately, accidents that lead to severe injuries can occur when – and where – you least expect them.
Many injuries sustained on someone else’s premises are caused by slip and fall accidents. Depending on various circumstances, including the height of the fall and the age of the accident victim, slips and falls can result in severe, even permanent injuries that could require expensive lifestyle adjustments, medical treatments, and lengthy periods of hospitalization.
In Calgary, one of the most common causes of fall-related injuries requiring hospitalization is improperly cleared ice and/or snow. As it so happens, this province has the county’s second-highest rate of hospitalizations resulting from accidents caused by ice and snow.
While uncleared patches of ice and accumulated snow are hazards that often cause injury-causing accidents, overall, accidents on other people’s property are most frequently the result of one common factor: the occupier’s negligence. If the person who owns or controls access to a property fails to adhere to the rules mandated by the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, unsuspecting accident victims could be seriously – even fatally – injured.
In the context of premises liability cases, the term “occupier” could refer to a party or entity that:
Occupiers are responsible for taking preventative safety precautions to ensure that the people lawfully visiting their premises will not be at risk of injury. If they know about a potentially injurious maintenance hazard on-site (or should know about it) but fail to take any measures to mitigate the risks associated with it, they could be liable for damages incurred by the visitors who were injured as a result of their negligence.
By working with our Calgary premises liability lawyers, people who have been injured in a number of accidents on properties owned by other parties or organizations could recover the maximum amount of damages to which they should be entitled. Our premises liability lawyers serving Calgary have experience helping members of the local community who have been injured in slip and fall accidents and other traumatic events caused by an occupier’s negligence, including:
To learn more about working with our Calgary premises liability lawyers, contact us today and receive a free initial consultation on your case.
No matter the circumstances of your accident, if you were injured while visiting someone else’s property, our premises liability lawyers serving Calgary may be able to help you get the compensation you need. To take advantage of a free initial consultation and receive personalized legal advice about your case, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
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