Nobody expects to be injured in a slip and fall, especially not while they are carrying out routine, everyday activities. Unfortunately, accidents can happen when you least expect them and, depending on the circumstances, they can cause serious damage.
In Edmonton, many slip and fall accidents responsible for injuries requiring visits to the emergency room are caused by icy, snowy conditions. As it happens, dozens of falls caused by extreme cold conditions lead to injuries requiring hospitalization each winter.
But slip and fall accidents can happen at any time of year. When the person or organization responsible for a property’s upkeep fails to perform routine safety inspections, conduct regular maintenance touch-ups, address hazardous conditions on-site, or warn visitors about potential risks, slips and falls can occur. And depending on the conditions of both the accident victim and the accident scene, these slips and falls can lead to serious injuries.
Senior citizens are the people most likely to be involved in slip and fall accidents, as well as the demographic most susceptible to serious injuries as a result of a fall. However, regardless of age or physical condition, anyone can sustain severe, potentially life-changing injuries as the result of a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property.
No matter how severe their injuries, victims of slip and fall accidents often face substantial disruptions to their daily routines as a result of their newly acquired medical conditions. The consequences of a slip and fall can be physical, emotional, and economic, especially if the injuries sustained in the accident prevent the injured party from returning to work for a prolonged period of time.
Our Edmonton slip and fall accident lawyers believe that no one should be forced to incur financial losses because of someone else’s negligence. In accordance with the provincial Occupiers’ Liability Act, the parties and/or entities that own, oversee, maintain, or control access to a commercial or residential property have a responsibility to actively reduce the risks to human health on their premises. If a property’s “occupier” fails to uphold the duty of common care they are responsible to provide to their premises’ lawful visitors and an injury-causing accident ensues, the at-fault occupier could be considered negligent. As a result, they could be responsible for financially compensating visitors who have been injured on their premises.
Immediately after being involved in a slip and fall on someone else’s property, many accident victims instinctively blame their own lack of caution or attention without even considering that their injuries may have been the result of another party’s lack of consideration for their safety. Our slip and fall accident lawyers serving Edmonton believe that no one should be forced to pay for someone else’s errors, omissions, or lack of judgment. To learn how we may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve, contact us today.
Even if you are unsure whether your injury-causing slip and fall accident occurred as a result of an occupier’s negligence, consider scheduling a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers. Our Edmonton slip and fall accident lawyers are standing by to provide you with personalized legal feedback based on the specific details of your case.
Learn about options for financial recovery that might be available to you by taking advantage of a free initial consultation with our slip and fall lawyers serving Edmonton today.
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