While anyone can be injured in a slip and fall accident, some groups of people are at a higher risk of sustaining serious injuries. These include older adults, who are more likely to be injured in slip and fall accidents due to decreased mobility, balance issues, and other age-related factors.
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. Slip and fall accidents can happen when you least expect them and, depending on the circumstances, they can cause serious damage.
Oftentimes, injury-causing slip and fall accidents are the result of an occupier’s failure to address potentially dangerous maintenance issues on their property in a timely, thorough manner. These hazards might sound harmless, but they can cause unsuspecting accident victims years of physical pain, psychological trauma, and financial difficulties.
For example, in Wood Buffalo, 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. If the occupier of a commercial or residential property had failed to address the hazardous, snowy or icy conditions on the premises and a visitor sustained injuries in a slip and fall as a result, the occupier might be considered negligent.
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 maintain a safe space for others. If a property’s occupier fails to uphold the duty of care they are required by law to provide 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 Wood Buffalo 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 Wood Buffalo 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 Wood Buffalo today.
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