Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries that may require medical treatment, rehabilitation, and time away from work. These unexpected accidents can happen on commercial or residential properties, during any season of the year, and to any member of the local community, regardless of their age or physical condition.
That said, slips and falls can be particularly dangerous for older members of the population. 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.
No matter the accident victim’s age, though, slips and falls could lead to extended periods of physical pain and discomfort, emotional and psychological trauma, and financial instability. And while many victims of slip and fall accidents may instinctively blame their injuries on their own lack of caution, these accidents are frequently caused by another party or entity entirely.
In accordance with the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, the people and/or organizations that own, maintain, oversee, and control access to commercial and residential properties owe a duty of care to their lawful visitors. 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.
Property occupiers who fail to take reasonable care to prevent harm to others might be considered negligent. In the context of slip and fall accidents, negligence can include:
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 Red Deer 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 Red Deer, contact us today.
Our Red Deer 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 Red Deer.
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