British Columbia law requires that occupiers, including owners and landlords, maintain their property to be reasonably safe for the ordinary use of those on the premises, nominally either in the building or on the land. An action for negligence against an occupier may be available for people who suffer injury on dangerous premises.
Contact Hauer and Company if you or anyone in your family was injured in either a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident. Our expert staff of lawyers understands how to investigate and prosecute injury loss claims against owners, occupiers, landlords, including property management firms, or others for whose negligence may have played a role in creating or allowing dangerous conditions to persist that caused your injury.
The legal team at Hauer and Company will support the rights of accident victims against retailers, landlords, maintenance contractors, hotels, nightclubs and restaurants, and snow and ice removal companies in cases where there was a failure to maintain walkways, stairwells or other areas dry, reasonably well-lit and free of hazards.
Hauer and Company can also act for people where building or safety code violations are involved, such as badly fitted handrails and other accouterments, slippery stairways, and structurally defective building structures. In some cases, particularly stairway accidents, the injuries could be far more severe than the sprains or simple fractures commonly believed the outcome for falls on wet or slippery surfaces.
Elderly persons suffering a broken leg or hip will often end up with permanent disability and the loss of capacity for independent living. Also, if a small child is injured and premises held to be dangerous, the injuries can seriously affect normal development, produce sub-optimal education outcomes and restrict future opportunities.
At Hauer and Company, we will apply the full force of the law to provide you the chance to recover the compensation you need to compensate the consequences of an accident.
For more information about the ways we can help you get you on the path for a full recovery after an accident on dangerous property, contact Hauer and Company for a free consultation.