If you or a loved one have sustained injuries as a result of a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property – you may be entitled to financial compensation from the insurance provider. In order to receive compensation for your injuries from the insurance company – there must be a responsible party whose negligence caused the injury. If negligence can be proven – your chances of receiving compensation from the insurance company is heightened. Which is why hiring a Vancouver slip and fall lawyer can help in advancing your slip and fall claim. Contact Dairn Shane today for a free consultation to talk more about your legal rights if you or a loved one have sustained injuries from a slip and fall accident.
Have you been injured in a slip and fall accident?
Time to call Vancouver slip and fall lawyer – Dairn Shane.
What do I do if I have been injured on someone else’s property?
Hazardous conditions can be detrimental for patrons, visitors, and residents. Property owners who allow people to walk on unsafe conditions are legally held liable for any injuries or accidents that have occurred on their properties as a result of these unsafe and hazardous conditions. Here are some steps to take if you have been injured on someone else’s private or commercial property.
1. Seek medical attention
First and foremost, call 911 or seek medical attention for your injury. If you are severely injured, try not to move until medical attention has arrived and make sure someone else calls an ambulance on your behalf.
2. Gather information and preserving evidence
While it may be hard for you to do this if you are seriously injured, it’s important to gather as much information about the circumstances of your slip and fall accident. If possible obtain the name(s) of the property manager or property owner(s) along with the name(s) of witnesses or residents who were on or at the scene when the accident happened. Taking photos of the accident area especially is beneficial in advancing a slip and fall claim. However, we must stress that if you are injured you should ensure someone else on scene does this for you, so you don’t aggravate your injuries any further.
3. Report the accident to the occupier or owner of the property
In order to ensure that no other people get injured – you should report the accident immediately to the property owner(s). If you are having trouble determining who the property owner(s) are – a slip and fall lawyer can certainly assist with this.
4. Contact an experienced Vancouver slip and fall lawyer
After seeking medical attention and gathering as much information and evidence as possible – contact an experienced Vancouver slip and fall lawyer at your earliest opportunity. Remember, time limits do apply – so the sooner you contact a slip and fall lawyer who is licensed to practice in British Columbia – the better.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
In Canada, slip and fall injuries are responsible for the leading cause of injury according to a 2010 Statistics Canada Report. Here are some common injuries that can be sustained from slip and fall accidents – some of which can prevent an individual’s ability to work or perform normal day-to-day activities:
Protect your legal rights by hiring Vancouver slip and fall lawyer Dairn Shane
In British Columbia, slip and fall claims against property owners or occupiers are governed by the Occupiers Liability Act. Section 3 of this Act entails that occupiers of premises have a duty of care with respect to maintaining the condition of the premises, activities on the premises as well as the conduct of third parties on the premises. Therefore, if you have been injured on someone else’s property – you may be eligible to claim damages and receive compensation for your injuries. Having an experienced Vancouver slip and fall lawyer like Dairn Shane can ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you are advised accordingly on all legal matters as they pertain to your case.
Remember – time limits apply for slip and fall claims
British Columbia laws allow claimants up to two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit with respect to slip and fall injuries. If the injury occurred on public property in Vancouver or other British Columbia municipalities – you must give written notice to the respective government entity within 60 days from the date of injury. Failing to do so can impede your ability to bring forth a law suit or recover compensation for your slip and fall injuries. Hiring a slip and fall lawyer also ensures that your rights are fully protected as you advance your slip and fall claim.
Contact Dairn Shane today for a FREE initial consultation
Call Vancouver slip and fall lawyer Dairn Shane today at 778-373-8209 for a free initial consultation to talk about your slip and fall claim.