British Columbia Trip and Fall Accidents
If you have been recently hurt in a trip and fall accident, you might already have noticed just how disruptive sustaining serious injuries can be. Trip and fall accidents can result in serious physical pain and discomfort. On top of that, injured victims of trip and fall accidents often accrue significant costs related to their recovery. This is especially true for injured accident victims who are no longer able to perform the duties of their jobs on account of their injuries.
When trip and fall accidents happen on someone else’s property– whether at a business like a grocery store or while visiting a residential building– it can be difficult to know who is at-fault. Many injured trip and fall accident victims instinctively blame themselves, and try to combat feelings of embarrassment by leaving the scene of the incident as quickly as possible.
However, many trip and fall accidents that take place on another person’s premises are, in fact, often a result of someone else’s negligence. The responsible parties are often not even at the scene when accidents occur.
Although people who have tripped and fallen might feel the urge to remove themselves from the premises as quickly as they can, by doing so, they fail to take critical actions that could help them establish liability in the future. That is why, immediately after being involved in a trip and fall accident on someone else’s property, it is important to:
- Report the accident to the building’s supervisor/manager or law enforcement
- Request a copy of the official incident report
- Take photos of the accident scene and any obvious hazards that contributed to the fall
- Exchange contact information with eyewitnesses
- Seek medical attention and retain documentation of medical diagnoses
- Contact a British Columbia trip and fall accident lawyer to receive legal advice
Our trip and fall accident lawyers serving British Columbia offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation. If you have been injured in an accident and believe you might be entitled to compensation, call 1-800-JUSTICE to speak with our British Columbia trip and fall accident lawyers and receive case-specific legal advice about options for financial recovery that might be available to you.
Who is Eligible for Compensation Following a British Columbia Trip and Fall Accident?
According to the World Health Organization, falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional, injury-related fatalities across the globe. Each year, 37.3 million people are hospitalized because of injuries they have sustained in a fall. Oftentimes, these hospitalizations– and their resulting economic consequences– are the direct result of a property owner’s negligence.
Trip and fall accidents can happen when you least expect them. Oftentimes, they are the result of a property owner/occupiers’ failure to take the safety of their guests into consideration.
According to British Columbia’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, the people who are responsible for controlling access to a commercial or residential property and overseeing its maintenance are legally required to fulfill a duty of care to people who might be interacting with their space. Depending on the nature of the property, these people could be:
- Postal workers
- Delivery agents
- And more
Since property owners/occupiers are responsible for taking certain precautions to safeguard their guests’ physical well-being, they may be required to conduct regular inspections of their premises in order to identify and address potentially dangerous hazards on-site. If a property’s owner/occupier fails to repair, remove, or adequately warn others about dangers on their premises and a trip and fall accident ensues, the property owner/occupier might be considered negligent. Therefore, they could be responsible for providing injured victims of resulting trip and fall accidents with compensation for damages they have incurred or will incur in the future because of the injuries they sustained on their premises.
That means, if you sustained compensable injuries on someone else’s property, our trip and fall accident lawyers serving British Columbia might be able to help you pursue civil action against the at-fault property owner/occupier. By doing so, our British Columbia trip and fall accident lawyers might be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Our trip and fall accident lawyers serving British Columbia know just how overwhelming occupiers’ liability claims can be for injured accident survivors. That is why Preszler Injury Lawyers handle all aspects of our clients’ civil claims. By doing so, our British Columbia trip and fall lawyers give the people we represent space to focus on their physical and psychological recovery.
By working with our trip and fall accident lawyers serving British Columbia, you might be eligible to pursue a civil claim against the negligent property owner whose wrongful conduct caused your injurious accident to occur. In doing so, our British Columbia trip and fall accident lawyers might be able to help you recover compensation for damages you have incurred, possibly including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Legal fees
- Mobility aids
- Home renovations to accommodate newly acquired disabilities
- Mileage to and from medical appointments
- Housekeeping services
- Psychological treatment
- Chiropractic services
- Strength-training classes
- Lost wages due to missed work
- Reduced future earning capacity
- And possible more
To review the details of your case with our trip and fall lawyers serving British Columbia, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
Call 1-800-JUSTICE for a Free Initial Consultation
The process of recovering from injuries sustained in trip and fall accidents can be isolating, demoralizing, physically exhausting, and extremely costly. Our British Columbia trip and fall accident lawyers believe no one should be forced to suffer because of someone else’s wrongdoings.
That is why, if you were injured on someone else’s property, it might be beneficial for you to take advantage of a free initial consultation with our trip and fall accident lawyers serving British Columbia. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we are passionate about helping the people we represent get the justice– and financial compensation– they deserve. To learn more about how our British Columbia trip and fall accident lawyers might be able to help you pursue a civil claim, call us today at 1-800-JUSTICE.