Slip and Fall Lawyer in Calgary, Lethbridge, and Grande Prairie
Slip and fall accidents are quite common and, in Alberta, a great deal of them are due to snow and ice. Although it seems as if there is no one to blame for this type of accident, the law is quite clear.
The Occupiers’ Liability Act
The Occupiers’ Liability Act states that every “occupier”, defined as one who is in possession of a premises or has responsibility for a premises, owes a visitor, defined as one who is lawfully present on that premises, to be reasonably safe. In other words, when you have sustained an injury due to a safety hazard or negligence on someone else’s property, that person can be liable for your injuries. Regardless of whether it is a private or public area, the owners or managers have a duty to keep the area maintained, repaired, and free from dangerous obstacles.
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Owners Are Responsible to Keep Premises Safe
When an owner or operator allows hazardous conditions to occur, the consequence can be serious injuries. If you have been injured as the result of a slip and fall accident due to a hazardous area, call the expert slip and fall lawyers at BILAB Personal Injury Lawyer. We have represented hundreds of victims of slip and fall accidents in Calgary, Lethbridge, and Grande Prairie over our four decade careers.
While it is true that weather conditions in Alberta can be a factor in many slip and fall cases, many other conditions can constitute a slip and fall hazard:
Stairways That Have Not Been Maintained
Cords and Cables
What to do After a Slip and Fall Accident
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, get immediate medical care. Your health is most important and you may need a medical record from a legal perspective. Report the incident to the owner or manager of the premises. This can be the homeowner, the landlord, the property manager or store manager. Get names and phone numbers of any witnesses. And chronicle the area with photographs. In this way, you are keeping an accurate record of the incident and the potential cause.
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If you have fallen due to the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. It is important to get the advice of a legal professional who will be able to determine if you have a case. At BILAB Personal Injury Lawyer, we will pursue your rights to compensation after a slip and fall accident. Having over four decades of experience with slip and fall accidents, we are experienced and diligent. We have dedicated our careers to the rights of victims of accidents in Calgary, Lethbridge, and Grande Prairie and will represent your rights to fair compensation. Call us for a no cost, no obligation consultation to see how we can help you after a slip and fall injury.