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Slips & Falls

You will not owe us fees
unless we recover for you.

Unfortunately, some owners neglect to fulfill their responsibilities and do not adequately maintain or repair property thereby putting others at unnecessary risk of injury. The law, namely premises or property liability, places the legal responsibility of a property’s maintenance on its owner for accidents and injuries suffered by persons inside or outside their property due to unsafe conditions. This covers properties such as grocery stores, restaurants and bars, retail stores and malls, theme parks and playgrounds, roads and sidewalks.

In Alberta, the Occupiers’ Liability Act governs this area of law and places a duty on property owners (homeowners, business owners, tenants) to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition to prevent injury of visitors, for appropriate steps to be taken to correct any unsafe conditions and to warn persons of any hazards on the property.

The following are examples of unsafe conditions that can cause accidents on a property:

  • Falling objects
  • Ice or snow
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Impediments in walking surfaces
  • Potholes
  • Insufficient security or supervision
  • Assaults
  • Poor lighting
  • Defective stairs

Please be advised that most of our cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means that you will not owe us fees unless we recover for you.