Slip and fall accidents can occur at any time, in any setting, and the potential repercussions can be life altering. If you or someone you love suffers an injury due to a slip and fall accident which was caused due to the negligence of another, you or your loved one could be entitled to damages for your pain and suffering and financial losses flowing from your injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, including homes, restaurants, grocery stores, parking lots, shopping malls, hotels, community centres, bars and pubs, retail stores, etc. Generally speaking, an homeowner, business or anyone in control of an area has an obligation to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for people who use them. If someone is injured because reasonable steps were not taken to ensure an area was safe you can sue for damages arising out of this negligence.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet, slippery or unsafe walkways, stairs or surfaces
- Icy or snowy walkways, stairs or surfaces that haven’t been maintained
- Uneven or damages walkways, stairs or surfaces
- Inadequate lighting walkways, stairs or surfaces which contribute to slip and fall accidents
When an individual sustains injuries due to the negligence of another party, they may be entitled to seek compensation for damages. You need to establish that the negligent party had a duty of care to those entering or using the premises and that they were negligent in failing to meet that duty of care which resulted in injury.
Slip and fall injuries can result in significant injuries including brain injuries, concussions, fractures and whiplash and other soft tissue injuries, which can impact a victims personal and professional life, causing large medical bills and losses of income.
Yukon Slip and Fall Lawyers
Our experienced personal injury lawyers can make sure you get the compensation you deserve for pain and suffering, loss wages, loss of ability to earn income, and any out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury. Contract our lawyers today for a free consultation to discuss your claim.