Damages Claims for Injuries Suffered on Dangerous Premises

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.

BC Occupiers Liability Lawyers

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.


Slip and fall injuries should be taken seriously

January 6, 2017

With no end to the cold snap in sight, more snow in the forecast, and ongoing issues with the clearing of ice and snow from city streets the risks of injury from a slip and fall on Vancouver streets is not something to take lightly. Slip and falls frequently account…

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Disclaimer: The outcome of every legal proceeding will vary according to the facts and unique circumstances in each individual case. References to successful case results where the lawyers at Murphy Battista LLP have acted for clients are not necessarily a guarantee or indicative of future results.

Brian Brooke, J. Scott Stanley, and Jeffrey Nieuwenburg were co-counsel for the plaintiff who was awarded $790,000 in damages as compensation for suffering a significant brain injury . The injury was the result of a shove in retaliation for the Plaintiff teasing the Defendant in the aftermath of a bachelor party. The BC court reviewed the law regarding liability in connection with stag parties and in the result awarded the firm’s client $790,000 in damages.


YW an elderly woman, fell and broke her hip when a bus driver accelerated into traffic without waiting for her to be safely seated. The transit company refused to accept responsibility and offered her $1.00 to settle her case prior to trial. Mr. Cameron took the matter to trial in the BC Supreme Court and YW was eventually awarded over $100,000 in damages.

This was an application regarding costs following a 29-day trial in which the plaintiff had been awarded nearly $6,000,000 in damages following a fall at a night club that had resulted in a mild traumatic brain injury. The court concluded that the plaintiff was entitled to her costs from the defendant insurer despite the insurer not being obligated to indemnify the plaintiff for her losses.


Ivona Lukic

I’ve had unfortunate slip and fall almost 6 years ago and have been dealing with Irina Kordic & Avis Shiu. From day one they have been amazing support, guidance and friendly voice in unknown. They were always available for me with any questions I had. Just about a week ago we managed to settle my case. Irina is very professional and I’d highly recommend her and Murphy Battista as your law firm if you need one.

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