My mom is 82 she slipped and fell down a flight of concrete stairs at a local business can she sue she has a broken hip and broken elbow


Asked over 9 years ago in Quispamsis, New Brunswick
Categories: Personal Injury

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Erik Magraken

Answer by Erik Magraken

VerifiedBritish Columbia lawyer


Thank you for your inquiry.  I limit my practice to British Columbia and in this Province there may be a cause of action depending on the condition of the stairs and whether the store owner was somehow careless in contributing to that condition.
The laws vary from Province to Province and I would suggest you contact a New Brunswick personal injury lawyer as the claim would have to be brought in that jurisdiction (assuming that's the Province where the fall occurred).  Many personal injury lawyers offer free consultations to discuss whether there is a potential claim.  If you phone around I'm sure a qualified lawyer in your jurisdiction will be able to give you the advice you need.
Yours truly,
Erik Magraken

Posted over 9 years ago

Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice to you. Legal advice pertaining to your particular situation can only be provided by a lawyer who has met with you to obtain all pertinent background information necessary to give you a formal legal opinion. For formal legal advice, hire a lawyer (many give a free first consultation). Contact Erik Magraken, or search the Lawyer Directory.


Daniel R Jardine

Answer by Daniel R Jardine

VerifiedNew Brunswick lawyer


Assuming that the stairs weren't properly cleared from the recent snowfall throughout New Brunswick, your mother may be able to sue for her injuries.  There are a number of things that must be taken into consideration, including her footwear and the length of time that had passed since the ice formed on the steps (just an example).  I usually have a 30 minute consultation with my slip and fall clients before I give them any indication on the merits of their claim.

Posted over 9 years ago

Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice to you. Legal advice pertaining to your particular situation can only be provided by a lawyer who has met with you to obtain all pertinent background information necessary to give you a formal legal opinion. For formal legal advice, hire a lawyer (many give a free first consultation). Contact Daniel R Jardine, or search the Lawyer Directory.


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<br />Why is an 82 year old woman wandering around and on icy stairs without an escort in the first place. <br />Gotta love these people who will use any excuse to go for a lawsuit. <br />Get the woman a cane, walker or companion, especially when it's icey.&nbsp;

Posted over 9 years ago

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