Although the term “slip and fall” may sound minor, these accidents are anything but. In fact, from 2016 to 2017, nearly 654,000 of the more than two million visits to Canadian emergency rooms were due to slip and fall accidents. Here in Canada, falls are the leading cause of death among our elderly with the risk increasing proportionately with age.
Here at Brill Law, we represent the rights of victims of slip and fall accidents that are caused by someone else’s negligence. Serving Sydney, New Glasgow, Bedford, Truro, Lower, Dartmouth, Halifax, Chester, Amherst, Bridgewater and all surrounding communities in Nova Scotia, we ensure that injury victims get the compensation they deserve after a slip and fall accident.
Common Slip and Fall Dangers
When we think of slip and fall accidents, we typically think of ice and snow. But there are many situations that create hazards for unsuspecting pedestrians:
What is the Occupier’s Liability Act?
Many of these instances constitute negligence. If someone slips and falls due to another’s negligence, the owner or tenant of the property, otherwise known as the occupier, may be held liable for the injuries sustained due to that unsafe environment under the Occupier’s Liability Act.
The owner, or “occupier” has a duty of care for those who visit and use that property and must maintain the conditions to ensure safety. If the occupier has disregarded that duty of care, it is considered a negligent act and becomes liable for damages.
This liability can include financial compensation for
Get Immediate Attention
Although many victims of slip and fall accidents are embarrassed and don’t choose to make a fuss, it’s important that victims get immediate medical attention. Slip and fall accidents can cause many injuries including orthopaedic injuries, traumatic brain injuries and even spinal cord injuries.
Slip and Fall Claims Can Be Complex
Unfortunately, proving negligence can be complex and it is up to the injured victim to prove negligence. That is why it’s important, whenever possible, for a fall victim to be proactive and collect as much information from the scene of the accident as possible. This includes
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident in Nova Scotia, contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Brill Law. We will determine the strength of your claim and seek compensation for your injuries. Having an experienced slip and fall lawyer on your side can protect your rights after a dangerous fall. Contact us for a free consultation.