Sarnia Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
After being involved in a slip and fall, instead of reporting the incident, taking photos of the accident scene, or even seeking medical attention, many injured accident victims try to leave the area as quickly as possible. Slipping and falling in public can feel embarrassing in the moment, and many people instinctively blame their own clumsiness for their accidents.
However, when they take place on someone else’s property, most slip and fall accidents in Sarnia are usually the result of someone else’s negligence. Indeed, according to the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, the people who own and/or occupy residential or commercial property owe their guests a duty of care. In premises liability claims, 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
These occupiers are responsible for making sure their space is safe to visit. That means they should be regularly inspecting the premises for potentially dangerous safety issues, performing routine maintenance, addressing any hazards that might exist on the premises, or at the very least, displaying adequate warning signs to help visitors avoid an accident.
If a property owner/occupier does not live up to their responsibilities, visitors to the premises can sustain severe injuries as the result of a slip and fall accident. In these situations, the at-fault property owner/occupier who failed to fulfill the duty of care they owe their guests might be required to provide them with compensation for injury-related financial losses they have incurred because of their accident.
Slips and falls might sound harmless, but they often cause accidents resulting in serious injuries. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, including the victim’s age and medical conditions as well as the physical conditions of the accident scene, slips and falls can cause injuries requiring hospitalization, complicated and invasive surgeries, lengthy periods of physiotherapy, and major lifestyle adjustments. Some injuries frequently sustained in slip and fall accidents in Sarnia 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
Recovering from serious injuries can be physically challenging, psychologically taxing, and financially devastating. However, if your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence, our Sarnia slip and fall accident lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation by pursuing legal action against the at-fault party.
To learn whether you might be entitled to file a civil claim against a negligent property owner/occupier whose failure to safeguard your physical well-being led to an injurious, traumatic event, contact our slip and fall accident lawyers serving Sarnia today.
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All prospective clients who contact Preszler Injury Lawyers receive a free initial consultation on their case, during which they will receive the benefit of personalized legal advice. To review the details of your case and learn about options for financial recovery that might be available to you, call 1-800-JUSTICE today.