Timiskaming Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Slip and fall accidents can happen when you least expect them. And while your first instinct after being injured in a slip and fall might be to blame yourself or your own clumsiness for the accident, in reality they are very frequently someone else’s fault entirely.
The people who own and/or occupy residential or commercial properties owe other people a duty of care. In these scenarios, the term “occupier” can differ based on the nature of the property and who is responsible for its upkeep. Occupiers are often:
- Property managers
- Business owners/managers
- Maintenance technicians
- Anyone who controls access to the space
- Anyone responsible for the property’s maintenance
- And more
According to the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, property owners/occupiers are legally required to take the safety of others into consideration. They should regularly maintain their premises, address potentially unsafe issues, or, at the very least, provide guests with clearly displayed warnings about maintenance hazards that might pose a danger to human health. These maintenance hazards sound commonplace and harmless, but if neglected, they can lead to serious slip and fall accidents with serious outcomes.
Examples of commonly ignored maintenance issues that often lead to slip and fall accidents on someone else’s property include:
- Spilled liquids
- Broken or missing handrails
- Improperly cleared ice and/or snow
- Poor lighting
- Wet floors
- Uneven surfaces
- Loose carpeting
- Cracked sidewalks
- Cluttered walkways
- Broken tiles
- And more
If a property owner/occupier’s failure to fulfill the duty of care they owe to their guests and people passing by their premises leads to a slip and fall in which the accident victim sustains compensable injuries, the at-fault occupier might be considered negligent. Therefore, they might be responsible for financially compensating the accident victim for damages associated with their injuries.
Being injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property can be a disheartening, demoralizing, socially isolating, and expensive process. Many injured accident victims incur substantial financial losses that can greatly impact their abilities to continue making ends meet.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that no one should suffer because of someone else’s wrongful conduct. That is why, if you were injured on someone else’s property, our Timiskaming slip and fall accident lawyers want to hear from you.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, there might not be any time to waste. To learn about options for financial recovery that might be available to you, contact our slip and fall accident lawyers serving Timiskaming today by calling 1-800-JUSTICE.
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After being injured in a slip and fall accident, it can be difficult to know which steps to take next. As an accident survivor, you might not even be sure whether you are eligible to pursue legal action against the at-fault party whose negligence caused you to be injured.
Our Timiskaming slip and fall accident lawyers have experience helping many injured members of the local community recover the compensation they are rightfully owed. To learn whether you might be entitled to damages, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today.