Those who own commercial and residential property have a legal responsibility to keep their sidewalks, walkways and public areas clean and free of debris and other hazards. A serious slip or trip accident caused by a negligent building owner, manager, or occupant may cause a personal injury that can leave you with more than just a sore tailbone. The upkeep of public and residential property must be maintained to prevent accidents where serious injuries can occur.
The Occupiers’ Liability Act states that an occupier of a premises owes a duty to every person or visitor to take such care as in all the circumstances of the case is reasonable and to ensure that each visitor will be reasonably safe in using the premises for the purpose for which the visitor is invited or permitted to be there. Slip, trip and fall prevention is the responsibility of the owner or the person put in charge of the property. Examples of neglected property maintenance may include: jagged concrete, uneven pavement, ice on city/public/private walkways and lack of snow removal/sanding/salting.
Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents can result in:
- Physical Injury
- Broken bones or fractures
- Loss of mobility and motor function
Very few people are aware of their rights; however, Smith Thompson’s Slip and Fall Lawyers offer free consultations to discuss your legal options, and the circumstances where a claim or lawsuit for awards and damages may be warranted. Serious trip and fall injuries can result in significant economic stresses such as: loss of income, rehabilitation costs, and escalating medical bills; all of which you will likely be unable cannot afford if your injuries keep you from being able to work.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Are Victim’s Rights Advocates
If your injuries occurred because of the negligence of others, your pain and suffering deserves compensation. When an individual’s welfare has been put in jeopardy and a personal injury has been the result, many other costly outcomes may arise. If you are falling behind due to your loss of income while trying to manage costly rehabilitation treatments, Smith Thompson will seek the justice and compensation you deserve.
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Contact our personal injury lawyers in Edmonton today to begin the process in reaching a settlement, and beginning your recovery. Call us today.