Weather-Related Pedestrian Injuries in Alberta

Pedestrians are more vulnerable to injury in winter and early spring in Alberta due to the accumulation of snow and ice on roadways and sidewalks and surprise “second winter” events. If you or a loved one suffers a fall and gets injured, you may wonder if there is a right to compensation, and who to address your claim to.

Liability for injuries suffered in outdoor slip and fall accidents is governed by either the Municipal Government Act or the Occupiers’ Liability Act, depending on who has care of the property where the accident occurs.

Accidents on Municipal Sidewalks

In most cases, municipalities bear ultimate liability for slip-and-fall injuries resulting from snow or ice on sidewalks. Continue reading