While visiting someone else’s commercial or residential property, no one should feel unsafe or at risk of sustaining injuries. Unfortunately, many residents of Cochrane sustain injuries in both slip and fall accidents and other preventable calamities resulting from the negligence of the property’s occupier.
According to the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, the term “occupier” could refer to a party or entity that:
These individuals or organizations could include homeowners, business managers, landowners, property managers, custodians, security personnel, landscaping companies, tenants, and others. In accordance with provincial legislations, these responsible parties have legal obligations to the safety of those who interact with their premises.
As such, occupiers are legally required to routinely inspect their properties, performing regular maintenance and addressing any hazards that could lead to injury-causing events. For example, occupiers might be responsible for sufficiently clearing ice and snow from their properties’ exterior and entranceways so as to reduce the risk of wintertime slip and fall accidents on the premises. Failure to do so could cause unsuspecting guests to sustain injuries requiring hospitalization. In fact, the province of Alberta has the nation’s second-highest rate of hospitalizations resulting from accidents caused by ice and snow.
If they are unable to repair or address dangerous maintenance issues expediently, occupiers are required to give their visitors sufficient warning about them. Examples of this include displaying caution signs on recently mopped floors and/or providing visitors with verbal warnings about on-site maintenance hazards.
If an occupier fails to live up to their legal responsibilities, disasters can occur. Depending on the circumstances, unsuspecting community members could sustain severe – even fatal – injuries as the result of an occupier’s negligence.
Because of a property occupier’s failure to take the safety of others into consideration, residents of Cochrane could be injured in various traumatic occurrences on their premises, including:
Recovering from injuries sustained on someone else’s premises can be a painful, emotionally challenging, and expensive process. By working with our Cochrane premises liability lawyers, the injured victims of accidents on property owned, overseen, or controlled by other parties could pursue legal action to recover the compensation they deserve.
Our premises liability lawyers serving Cochrane offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation, during which you will have the opportunity to review the details of your case and receive personalized legal feedback. Our Cochrane premises liability lawyers have experience helping injured clients in their pursuits of justice and fair compensation.
To learn more about working with our premises liability lawyers serving Cochrane, contact us today.
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