Have you been injured on someone else’s property?
Most people take reasonable care to ensure their properties are safe, but unforeseen circumstances and accidents can occur. In BC, the Occupiers Liability Act covers property or premise liability, and requires that property owners – home owners, business owners and municipalities – keep their premises safe and in good condition to make sure that visitors aren’t injured.
The Occupier’s Liability Act covers most properties including homes, portable structures, grocery stores, restaurants and bars, hotels, retail stores, shopping malls, theme parks, playgrounds, roads and sidewalks, ships and other vessels, portable structures and railway cars .
There are many types of occupiers accidents such as:
- Unsafe circumstances
- Inadequate lighting
- Ice or snow (falling)
- Uneven surfaces (slip or trip and fall)
- Uneven surfaces – potholes, carpeting
- Insufficient security or supervision
- Building code deficiencies
- Sporting injuries
- Municipal property accidents on roads and sidewalks
Get expert legal advice for property & premise liability
Many insurance companies will try to blame the victim in the case of injuries related to occupiers liability. The key is to consult with a personal injury lawyer to determine if the property owners are negligent or not. Do not assume you are at fault for an accident. Call Warnett Hallen today at 604-737-3300 and tell us your story – we can help.
Personal Injury Lawyers at Warnett Hallen LLP
At Warnett Hallen, our best rated car accident and injury lawyers can review your case and help you to assess all of your options, which may include filing a no-fault benefit claim with ICBC or other insurance companies. We offer support for your recovery not just legally but also throughout your recovery and your injury claim.
Our goal is to evaluate and work to determine the extent of physical and emotional injuries suffered in an accident, ensure the best treatment possible for recovery, and prepare a strong case for maximum compensation.
The personal injury lawyers at Warnett Hallen never defend ICBC or the insurance companies. We represent injured claimants only.
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