Category: Occupiers Liability

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What Steps Should Be Taken After a Trip and Fall?

September 19, 2023

A trip and fall accident can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. It may occur due to uneven pavement, a slippery floor, or some other hazard. While many may seem minor, these accidents have the potential to lead to serious injuries, including broken bones, concussions, and even long-term disabilities. Taking appropriate steps after a […]

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Can I Claim Compensation for a Trip and Fall?

August 26, 2023

The Occupiers Liability Act is the legislation in British Columbia that establishes the duties of property owners and occupiers as they apply to ensuring the safety of people on their premises. Another applicable British Columbia statute, the Negligence Act, specifies how damages are awarded to people who suffer injury due to dangerous conditions, activities, and/or […]

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What Are the Elements of Occupiers’ Liability?

July 18, 2023

An occupiers’ liability claim is your principal legal recourse if you suffer injury on premises occupied by someone else. However, just because you are injured on someone else’s property does not mean you are automatically entitled to compensation. You will need to present evidence of negligence on the part of the occupier(s) to recover compensation […]

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Who Can You Sue in a Trip and Fall Case?

March 29, 2023

Trip and fall incidents can leave victims with serious, lasting injuries. When costs associated with the incident start to pile up and the pain and suffering related to the fall become too great, many victims may wonder who they can hold accountable and from whom they can seek damages. This is a common question we […]

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What To Do When You Are Injured from a Trip and Fall While on Vacation

March 8, 2023

It can be wonderful to spend some time away, focusing on rest, relaxation, and fun. Vacations are great escapes for Canadians. However, trip and fall accidents can still happen, even when you are focused on having a good time. These occurrences can quickly turn a happy occasion into a scary one. While some trip and […]

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Is a Landlord Liable for a Trip and Fall?

February 22, 2023

If you’ve been injured in a trip and fall at an apartment building or complex in British Columbia, you might be wondering, is the landlord or owner liable? They very well could be. In that case, you could be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages or loss of earning capacity, your pain and […]

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Are Homeowners Liable for Trip and Falls?

October 5, 2022

A trip and fall lawyer can help you take legal action if you are injured on property owned and/or occupied by others through no fault of your own. However, it can be difficult to know what your legal rights are in the immediate aftermath of an injury. This is especially true when you trip and […]

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What Legal Duties Do Occupiers Have in British Columbia?

August 29, 2022

Have you been injured on premises belonging to someone else? You may be entitled to compensation through an occupiers’ liability claim. The definition of an “occupier” can be found in Section 1 of British Columbia’s Occupiers Liability Act. An occupier “means a person who (a) is in physical possession of premises; or (b) has responsibility […]

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What Should I Do If I Have Been Hurt on Someone Else’s Property?

July 21, 2022

You have rights if you suffered an injury owned and/or occupied by someone else. In British Columbia, personal injury claims on dangerous premises are governed by the Occupiers Liability Act. Occupiers’ liability claims are complicated and can be difficult to handle on your own. Generally, it is in your best interest to consult a knowledgeable […]

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