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Who’s Responsible for a Trip & Fall Accident at a Strata Complex?

December 8, 2023

Navigating the aftermath of a trip and fall at a strata complex can be as disorienting as the fall itself. Trip and falls can lead to serious injuries. Often, the question of liability is muddied by the complex ownership and management structures of these properties. If you’ve suffered a trip and fall at a strata […]

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What Kinds of Damages Can Be Sought In a Class Action Lawsuit?

October 24, 2023

Understanding the potential damages in a class action lawsuit is crucial for plaintiffs seeking collective justice and compensation for shared grievances. A class action lawsuit is a legal action brought by a representative plaintiff on behalf of a group of individuals who have been affected by the same issue. Class actions can provide a path […]

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Who Is Liable for an Older Person’s Trip & Fall Accident?

October 16, 2023

The consequences of an older person’s trip and fall accident can be severe. The Public Health Agency of Canada considers falls to be “the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations and injury deaths among people aged 65 or older.” From broken bones to head injuries and worse, the risks are undeniably high. But who is to […]

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Understanding Class Actions in Canada

October 2, 2023

What Is a Class Action? A class action is a type of lawsuit that allows one or more plaintiff to seek relief for themselves and for others who have similar claims against the same party. This allows the court, in a certified class proceeding, to resolve the claims of a large number of people in […]

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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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Why Are Class Action Lawsuits Important?

September 1, 2023

Class action lawsuits are an essential part of the judicial system, providing a practical and cost-effective way for large groups of people, often referred to as “the class,” to seek justice and compensation when they have been harmed by a common defendant or defendants. These lawsuits are essential tools for several reasons, not least of […]

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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 Type of Medical Care Is Necessary After a Fall?

August 1, 2023

Slips, trips, and falls can be serious and even life-threatening events. It’s essential to seek prompt medical attention after a fall to ensure any injuries are properly evaluated and treated. Those injuries can vary, as can the medical care necessary. No matter what type of injury you have or care you need, acting quickly, documenting […]

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Common Questions of Law or Fact in Class Action Lawsuits

July 25, 2023

Class action lawsuits in Canada often involve squaring off against big corporations or established institutions with reputations to defend and the financial resources to do so aggressively. However, when a class action lawsuit succeeds, compensation for the class members isn’t the only positive outcome. The lawsuit could also help prevent future injustices by bringing about […]

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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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Klein Lawyers’ Answers Clients Most Common Questions

May 25, 2023

Class Actions “What Qualifies as a Class Action Lawsuit in Canada?“ A class action lawsuit is a civil action filed by one person on behalf of a class of people who have suffered injury or loss due to the negligence or wrongdoing of the same defendant(s). When the underlying cause of the injury or loss […]

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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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Establishing Causation in Trip and Fall Cases

January 19, 2023

The causes of trip and fall incidents are wide-ranging and varied. Some may be accidents wherein the victim was not paying attention or misjudged a step. Others, though, may be the result of a negligent property owner or occupier who failed to provide a safe space for visitors and guests. Examples can include slippery floors, […]

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Damages in Trip and Fall Cases

December 29, 2022

A trip and fall case is a type of tort. A tort is a wrongful act committed by one party that results in a loss suffered by another party. It can either be intentional or unintentional. When a tort is committed, the victim (plaintiff) can seek to recover their losses by filing a claim against […]

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Winter Safety Tips: Preventing Trip and Fall Injuries

December 22, 2022

Every year, as the season shifts from fall to winter, the number of Canadians who experience trip and fall injuries skyrockets. The longest of Canada’s four seasons, winter presents a host of threats that could land you or a loved one in the hospital with a fall-related injury. Those injuries range in severity from sprains […]

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Proving Liability in Trip and Fall Cases

December 8, 2022

Many of us have had the unfortunate experience of tripping and falling while visiting a public space like a restaurant, amusement park, or pool. The result can be painful, leaving us with a broken bone or sprained ankle, and expensive, costing hundreds or thousands in medical expenses. Sometimes falls are accidents that are caused by […]

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Helpful Rehabilitation Tips to Do While We Handle Your Trip and Fall Case

November 23, 2022

Trip, slip, and fall accidents account for a significant number of emergency room visits every year. When trip and falls occur on hard surfaces or stairs, injuries can be severe. Victims can be left dealing with lasting aches and pains, headaches, and healing wounds and lacerations. The recovery process can be lengthy and involved. If […]

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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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