Traumatic events happen every day. Most of the time, they occur in places where accident victims least expect them.
Many people take it for granted that the commercial and residential properties they visit will be safe and hazard-free. No one anticipates sustaining severe injuries while shopping at a grocery store, walking through a parking lot, exercising at a fitness centre, or visiting their friend’s place of residence. However, if these and other premises are not properly maintained by their occupier, unsuspecting visitors could sustain serious injuries in traumatic incidents on-site. In Canmore, these injury-causing events are often related to:
Injury-causing accidents on other people’s premises occur most frequently in the winter months as the result of improperly cleared ice and snow. As a matter of fact, Albertans experience the nation’s second-highest rate of hospitalizations resulting from accidents caused by ice and snow.
But no matter the time of year, Canmore residents visiting both commercial and residential properties could be at risk of sustaining serious or life-threatening injuries as the result of its occupiers’ negligence. In the context of premises liability claims, the term “occupier” typically refers to an individual or organization that:
These parties or entities are subject to the rules legislated by the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act. As such, they are required to uphold a duty of care to their visitors and take precautions around the premises to reduce the risk of unexpected, preventable injuries on the property.
Occupiers who fail to fulfill their legally mandated duty of care could be considered negligent. Their negligence could manifest itself in various ways. For example, if a property’s occupier knows about a potentially dangerous maintenance hazard on-site (or should know about it) but fails to repair it or warn guests about it, they could be liable for damages incurred by people who were injured as a result of their failure to take proper precautions.
That is why, if you were injured on someone else’s premises and incurred financial losses as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. By working with our Canmore premises liability lawyers, you may be able to recover the maximum amount of damages to which you might be owed. To learn more about working with our premises liability lawyers serving Canmore, contact us today and receive a free initial consultation on your case.
By offering all prospective clients a free initial consultation, our Canmore premises liability lawyers strive to remove financial barriers to accessing our legal services. To receive the benefit of personalized, case-specific legal advice at no charge, call our premises liability lawyers serving Canmore today and receive your free initial consultation.
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