Courtice Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Were you injured in an accident on someone else’s commercial or residential property? Even if it may not be immediately apparent, your slip and fall accident might have been the result of someone else’s negligence.
In accordance with the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, the people or entities who own and/or occupy residential or commercial property have a legal responsibility to take the safety of others into consideration. In the context of a premises liability claim, the term “occupier” might refer to:
- Property managers
- Business owners/managers
- Maintenance technicians
- Anyone who controls access to the space
- Anyone responsible for the property’s maintenance
- And more
Depending on the nature of the premises, its occupier is required to take proactive, preventative measures to protect the physical safety of tenants, customers, employees, guests, neighbours, delivery agents, passersby, and anyone else who might have reason to interact with the space. Property owners/occupiers are legally obligated to inspect the premises regularly in an effort to identify potentially dangerous hazards on-site. They are also legally responsible for repairing hazardous maintenance issues in a timely fashion, removing potentially harmful items from the premises, or providing guests with clearly displayed warnings about the risk. By taking preemptive steps, responsible property owners/occupiers fulfill their duty of care to others, and can significantly reduce the risk of injurious accidents on their premises.
However, not all property owners/occupiers live up to their legal responsibilities. If a property owner/occupier is aware of a potentially dangerous maintenance issue on their premises– or should know about it– but fails to address it quickly and thoroughly, they put the physical safety of others at risk. And when injury-causing slip and fall actions occur as a result, the responsible property owner/occupier might be considered negligent.
While slip and fall accidents might seem harmless, their consequences can be severe. Slips and falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations of senior citizens across the country. Regardless of the victim’s age, though, depending on the circumstances of the accident and the physical condition of the accident scene, slips and falls can result in serious injuries. These often include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Strains and sprains
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Facial and dental injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Hip fractures
- And more
Sustaining injuries in a slip and fall accident can be physically challenging, emotionally overwhelming, and expensive. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that no one should be forced to withstand the physical, emotional, and economic costs of someone else’s negligence. That is why, if the negligence of a property owner/occupier caused you to sustain compensable injuries in a slip and fall, you might be entitled to compensation.
To learn how our slip and fall accident lawyers serving Courtice may be able to help in your pursuit of accountability and financial restitution, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers.
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Our Courtice slip and fall accident lawyers have a history of helping injured members of the local community recover the maximum amount of compensation to which they are entitled. To receive the benefit of personalized legal advice, call 1-800-JUSTICE today and receive a free initial consultation with our slip and fall accident lawyers serving Courtice.