No one expects to be injured while running errands, shopping in the supermarket, walking through a parking lot, visiting a friend, or engaging in other regular, everyday activities. Unfortunately, because of the negligence of other people– namely, the owners and/or occupiers of commercial and residential properties– unsuspecting community members can sustain serious, even life-threatening injuries as the result of a slip and fall accident on someone else’s premises.
Depending on a number of factors – including the victim’s age, physical health, and the conditions of the accident scene – slips and falls can have profound, life-altering consequences. 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.
Slip and fall accidents can cause numerous types of injuries that range in severity from mild to catastrophic. These injuries can include:
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. And when they do, 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.
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. If you were injured while visiting someone else’s property, our Lloydminster slip and fall accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. To learn more about working with our slip and fall accident lawyers serving Lloydminster, contact us today.
Our Lloydminster 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 Lloydminster.
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