Accidents can happen anywhere, even in places that should be safe for the general public. People sustain injuries in accidents on both commercial and residential properties that are owned and overseen by other parties or entities. These can include grocery stores, parking lots, fitness centres, sports venues, restaurants, local retailers, office buildings, apartment complexes, private residences, and many others.
Although it may not be apparent in the immediate aftermath of an accident resulting in personal injuries, traumatic, injury-causing events on premises owned or managed by a third party are often the result of someone else’s negligence. This can be a difficult concept to grasp as, in many cases, the at-fault party may not have even been on the property at the time of the accident.
However, according to the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, occupiers owe a duty of care to their visitors. In this context, the term “occupier” refers to a person or organization who:
If a property’s occupier fails to uphold their legally mandated duty of care, they may be considered negligent and, by extension, liable for the damages incurred by the people injured on their premises. Property occupiers could shirk their duties of care by failing to repair potentially dangerous hazards on their premises, warn guests about the hazardous maintenance issues, or perform routine maintenance on-site like snow removal. Indeed, improperly cleared snow and ice are responsible for many injury-causing accidents throughout the province each winter. In fact, this province has the nation’s second-highest rate of hospitalizations caused by ice and snow-related accidents.
By working with our Lethbridge premises liability lawyers, people who were injured on another person’s property may be able to recover compensation for injury-related damages. Our premises liability lawyers serving Lethbridge have experience helping accident survivors who have been injured in a range of circumstances, including:
As a result of another party’s negligence, people who were injured could – through no fault of their own – be forced to cope with the adverse physical, psychological, and financial consequences for years to come. Oftentimes, the people injured in these kinds of accidents struggle to recover the compensation and fair treatment they deserve.
However, by holding the negligent property owner accountable for their wrongful actions, our Lethbridge premises liability lawyers may be able to help you fight for your rights. To learn more, contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Our premises liability lawyers serving Lethbridge offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation in which we are proud to offer personalized, case-specific legal feedback. To learn about options for financial recovery that might be available to you, call our Lethbridge premises liability lawyers today.
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