Dangerous Premises Claims

McNally Gervan is one of the leading law firms in handling dangerous premises liability claims. We understand that a serious accident can happen anywhere, and we are dedicated to fighting for your compensation if you suffer injuries due to a property owner’s failure to fulfill their duty of care.

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What Are Dangerous Premises Claims?

Dangerous premises claims, also known as premises liability claims, involve situations where an individual is injured due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property. These claims are rooted in the legal obligation of property owners and occupiers to maintain a reasonably safe environment for visitors. In Canada, this responsibility is governed by the Occupier’s Liability Act.

Property owners can include individuals, businesses, or entities that own or control a property. When they fail to meet the reasonable standard of ensuring premises safety, they may be held responsible for the resulting injuries.

Why You Need a Premises Liability Lawyer

Premises liability cases can be complex, and it’s crucial to have experienced personal injury lawyers by your side. At McNally Gervan, our personal injury team specializes in handling dangerous premises claims. We understand the intricacies of these cases and can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Common Types of Dangerous Premises Cases

Here are some of the most common types of dangerous premises cases we see:

Slip-and-Fall Accidents

One of the most common types of dangerous premises cases involves slip-and-fall accidents. These accidents can occur due to wet floors, uneven surfaces, or other hazards on the property. Slip-and-fall accident victims often suffer from head, neck, and back injuries.

Poor Maintenance or Inspection

Unsafe conditions, like loose staircase handrails and poor lighting can arise when property owners neglect proper maintenance or fail to conduct regular inspections. This negligence can lead to accidents, and the injured party may have a valid premises liability claim.

Unsafe Construction

In some cases, dangerous premises stem from faulty construction or design. Structural defects or inadequate safety measures can put visitors at risk, such as when contractors cut corners and use substandard materials or when renovations are conducted with proper permits. If such conditions lead to injuries, the property owner may be held accountable.

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Steps to Take After an Accident

If you’re injured due to unsafe premises, it’s essential to take immediate action:

Document the Accident

Whenever possible, document the accident and the conditions that led to it. Taking pictures can be valuable evidence in your claim.

Notify Responsible Parties

Notify someone responsible for the premises, such as a security guard or an employee. Ensure a record of the accident is created.

Gather Witness Information

Identify any witnesses to the accident or the conditions that caused it. Collect their contact information, as their testimonies can be vital for your claim.

Seek Medical Attention

Seeking medical attention is crucial, even if your injuries seem minor. Some injuries may not manifest immediately, and prompt medical evaluation ensures your health and supports your claim.

Hire a Lawyer

Hiring a lawyer is an important step in navigating the legal complexities of premises liability claims and ensuring you receive fair compensation.

Pursuing a Premises Liability Case

The legal process for pursuing a premises liability claim involves several steps:

  1. Consultation: Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for a free consultation. During this initial assessment, we’ll evaluate the merits of your case.
  2. Investigation: Our legal team will conduct a thorough investigation, collecting evidence to support your claim.
  3. Building a Case: We’ll build a robust case on your behalf, including gathering witness statements, medical records, and any other relevant documentation.
  4. Negotiation: We’ll negotiate with the responsible parties and their insurance company to seek fair compensation.
  5. Litigation: If necessary, we’re prepared to take your case to court to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Us?

Our personal injury lawyers at McNally Gervan have a proven track record of representing individuals who have been injured due to unsafe premises. We are committed to helping our clients recover damages, including compensation for pain and suffering, loss of income, and medical costs.

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If you have a question or need assistance, our team of personal injury lawyers is here to help. We know every personal injury case is unique and we work hard to make sure our clients are fairly compensated.

Seek Justice With McNally Gervan

If you’ve suffered an injury due to hazardous premises, McNally Gervan is your dedicated partner in this journey. Our personal injury team acknowledges that impact injuries can have on all aspects of your life, and we are committed to safeguarding your rights and interests every step of the way.

If you are unable to travel to our downtown Ottawa office, one of our lawyers or paralegals can come to meet you at your home or some other convenient location. During the free consultation, we will get to know you and to understand the nature of your injuries, as well as the impact the accident is having on you and your family.