Slip and Falls
Every year thousands of people slip and fall or trip and then fall on uneven surfaces, wet or slippery floors or fall into hidden holes. If such an accident occurs on someone else’s property, the property owner may be liable for your injuries. In order to obtain compensation for a slip and fall injury sustained on another’s property it is necessary to establish that the property owner was negligent. This does not include normal wear and tear or slipping or tripping over something that an ordinary person would expect to find there or should have been able to avoid. However, property owners do need to be careful in keeping up their property clean and well maintained so that accidents are not likely to happen to an unsuspecting person.
In British Columbia, you have a defined period of time within which you can make such a claim, which can be as little as 60 days from the date of the accident. Do not hesitate – call our office for a FREE consultation.