Slip & Falls
Slips & Falls
A personal injury claim for a fall, or a “slip and fall” claim as they are commonly known, arises when your fall results from the unsafe conditions or negligence of another party. Even what might seem to be a minor fall can lead to life altering injuries. If you have been injured in a fall, it is important that you obtain legal advice to have your case assessed. Call Cote & Evans Trial Lawyers as soon as possible for a free consult.
When you fall and injure yourself on someone else's property your claim will be subject to the Occupiers Liability Act, RSBC 1996, c 337. The Occupiers Liability Act sets out the duties the person in control of the property has to those on the premises. This duty means taking all reasonable steps to prevent injury to those on the property.
Any slip and fall claim will start with determining who is the occupier of the property. Though the term occupier and property owner are often used interchangeably, a person or corporation will only be responsible for your injuries if they are in control of the property at the time of your fall. Our team of lawyers at Cote & Evans are ready to consult with you and discuss who may be liable to compensate you for your injuries.