Property owners have a responsibility to prevent and repair dangerous conditions that may put others at risk. This can include slippery surfaces and unsafe obstacles that accompany ice and snowfall.
If you suffered a preventable injury because a property owner was negligent in shoveling snow or removing ice, the Vancouver dangerous premises lawyers at Stephens & Holman may be able to help you pursue compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Property owners or authorized agents including landlords, maintenance personnel and property managers have a responsibility to maintain reasonably safe property for those who inhabit or otherwise use the grounds. This includes providing secure handrails and adequate lighting, and keeping walkways and other common areas free of hazards including an accumulation of snow or ice.
Accidents related to inadequate snow and ice removal can occur in a number of settings including:
• Retail stores
• Municipal properties
• Government facilities
The failure to clear ice and snow and provide safe passage can result in severe personal injury.
If you were injured as a result of a property owner who was negligent in removing snow and ice to provide safe conditions, please contact the Vancouver, British Columbia, premises liability lawyers at Stephens & Holman immediately for a free, no-obligation consultation.