Burlington Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
If you were injured on someone else’s property, you might be entitled to compensation. Our Burlington slip and fall accident lawyers have helped many injured members of the local community receive the maximum amount of compensation to which they are rightfully owed. To learn more, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
Many people who sustain injuries in a slip and fall accident are unsure of what to do next. In fact, many accident victims are initially unaware that someone else might have been responsible for causing their slip and fall to occur and, therefore, may be responsible for providing them with financial compensation.
The owners and/or occupiers of commercial and residential properties have a responsibility to the people who interact with their premises. In the context of premises liability claims, the term “occupier” often refers to:
- Property managers
- Business owners/managers
- Maintenance technicians
- Anyone who controls access to the space
- Anyone responsible for the property’s maintenance
- And more
Their legal responsibilities are detailed in the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act. In accordance with this legislation, all owners and/or occupiers of commercial and residential properties are required to uphold a duty of care to people interacting with their space. Depending on the nature of the property, these people could be tenants, employees, customers, visitors, neighbours, delivery agents, and even passersby. The people responsible for overseeing the space must take proactive, preventative measures to keep their premises safe for others. This means regularly inspecting the property for potentially dangerous safety issues and rectifying them expediently.
If a property owner/occupier becomes aware of a potentially hazardous maintenance issue on their premises –or should be aware of it– and fails to take action, they could be considered negligent. If their negligence causes someone else to sustain injuries, they may be responsible for providing them with financial compensation.
Even sustaining moderate injuries because of a slip and fall can have significant impacts on an accident victim’s life. The process of recovering from serious injuries can be demoralizing, isolating, and emotionally overwhelming. In fact, many injured accident victims develop additional disabilities in the form of severe mental health concerns after being physically injured because of someone else’s negligence.
Furthermore, the financial toll of recovering from and/or living with serious injuries can be disastrous. This is especially true for injured accident victims who are no longer able to carry out the duties of their jobs because of the injuries they have sustained. Unable to earn the wages to which they have become accustomed at a time when they have incurred injury-related expenses, many survivors of serious slips and falls find themselves in precarious financial circumstances.
That is why, if you were injured on someone else’s property, a free initial consultation with our Burlington slip and fall accident lawyers might be beneficial. To learn more about how our slip and fall accident lawyers serving Burlington may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve, call 1-800-JUSTICE today.
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Our Burlington slip and fall accident lawyers provide personalized, case-specific legal advice with prospective clients during a cost-free, no-obligation consultation. To learn about options for financial recovery that might be available to you, call our slip and fall accident lawyers serving Burlington.