British Columbia law requires owners and occupiers to keep their property reasonably safe for the ordinary use of those in the building or on the grounds. An action for negligence against an owner or occupier may be available for people who suffered injuries on dangerous premises.
Contact Murphy Battista LLP in Vancouver if you or anyone in your family was injured in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident. Our lawyers know how to investigate and present injury loss claims against owners, occupiers, property management firms, or others whose negligence might have played a role in creating or tolerating dangerous conditions that caused your injury.
The legal team at Murphy Battista pursues the rights of accident victims against retailers, landlords, maintenance contractors, hotels, nightclubs and restaurants in cases where there was a failure to keep walkways, stairwells or other areas dry, well lit and free of hazards.
Murphy Battista also acts for people in cases involving building or safety code violations, broken or badly mounted handrails, and structurally defective overhead structures. In some cases, such as stairway accidents, the injuries will be far more severe than the sprains or simple fractures characteristic of falls on wet or slippery surfaces.
If the person is elderly, a broken leg or hip will often result in permanent disability and the loss of capacity for independent living. When a small child is injured on a dangerous premises, the injuries can significantly affect normal development, interfere with education and restrict future opportunities.
At Murphy Battista, our experience with the proof of losses across a range of negligence scenarios can give you the chance to recover the compensation you need to cover all the consequences of an accident, not just the most immediate or obvious ones.
For additional information about the ways we can help you get your life back after an accident on dangerous property, contact Murphy Battista for a free consultation.