Rainy, icy, and snowy weather conditions can increase the risk of accidentally slipping and falling while visiting someone else’s property. However, slips and falls can happen at any time of year, even in fair weather.
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. Supermarkets, shopping malls, parking lots, sidewalks, and even residential properties can harbour unseen hazards that could cause even the most cautious Airdrie residents to sustain injuries in unexpected accidents. And while some victims of slip and fall accidents only sustain relatively minor injuries like bruises and cuts, many people sustain much more severe injuries after slipping and falling.
Senior citizens are among those most susceptible to serious or life-threatening injuries as the result of a slip and fall accident. Indeed, adults over the age of 65 are 9 times more likely to be involved in a falling accident than younger accident victims. They are also more likely to be hospitalized or admitted to long-term care facilities because of the injuries they have sustained by slipping and falling.
It may not be immediately apparent, but many slip and fall accidents are the result of someone else’s negligence, namely the property owner or “occupier.” The province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act defines the responsibilities of people and companies who own and manage properties. If a property’s occupier knows about a potentially dangerous maintenance hazard on their premises (or should know about it) but fails to take reasonable, timely actions to address it or warn their guests about it, serious accidents can occur.
Unaddressed maintenance hazards that frequently lead to injurious slips and falls often appear perfectly innocent. However, if left unaddressed, they could lead to accidents causing long-term injuries. Examples of potentially dangerous maintenance issues include:
Negligent occupiers who have failed to fulfill their duties of care could be liable for damages incurred by injured victims of slip and fall accidents. If you were injured while visiting someone else’s property, our Airdrie slip and fall accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Our slip and fall accident lawyers serving Airdrie believe no one should be injured while visiting residential buildings, shopping at grocery stores, returning to their vehicles in parking lots, or engaging in any other routine activity. To learn more about working with our Airdrie slip and fall accident lawyers to recover the compensation you deserve, contact us today.
Our Airdrie slip and fall accident lawyers are passionate about helping the people impacted by property owners’ negligence get the fair treatment and compensation they are rightfully owed. To receive a free case evaluation and learn if you may be entitled to take legal action against the negligent occupier whose wrongful conduct caused you to sustain injuries, book your free initial consultation with our slip and fall accident lawyers serving Airdrie.
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