No one should sustain injuries while lawfully visiting someone else’s premises. And yet, each year, many Edmonton residents are seriously injured while conducting routine activities, like shopping in grocery stores, returning to their vehicles in parking lots, or visiting friends’ places of residence.
According to the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, a property’s “occupier” is required to take preventative precautions to ensure that no one visiting their premises will be injured in an accident. This legislation defines the term “occupier” as someone who:
Oftentimes, when accidents causing a visitor to sustain injuries occur on property owned and/or operated by another party, it is a result of the occupier’s negligence. Occupiers are required by law to fulfill a duty of care to their visitors. By failing to take necessary, preventative, safety precautions, the occupier may be considered negligent. Therefore, they may be responsible for providing injured victims of accidents on their premises with compensation.
For example, if an occupier is aware of a dangerous maintenance hazard on their premises (or should know about it) and fails to address it in a timely fashion or provide guests with adequate warnings about it, their negligence could be responsible for an injury-causing accident on-site. These negligent occupiers may, then, be liable for damages incurred by injured accident victims.
Many potentially dangerous maintenance hazards seem commonplace and innocuous on the surface, but can lead to severe injuries if not properly addressed. For example, by failing to clear ice or snow that has accumulated on the premises, the people responsible for the condition of the property may be responsible for severe injuries caused by a slip and fall accident. As it so happens, this province has the nation’s second-highest rate of hospitalizations caused by ice and snow-related accidents.
Our Edmonton premises liability lawyers are committed to helping members of the local community who were injured as the result of a property owner/occupier’s negligence. Our premises liability lawyers serving Edmonton have experience helping community members who have been injured in a range of circumstances, including:
To learn more about working with our Edmonton premises liability lawyers, contact us today and receive a free initial consultation on your case.
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