Slip and fall accidents often occur because of wet or recently mopped floors. Frequently, they happen when a responsible custodian or property manager failed to display a “wet floor” sign. But accidents can still occur even if a warning sign was displayed. Even in these circumstances, our Ontario slip and fall accident lawyers may be able to help the victims of slip and fall accidents hold the negligent occupiers liable for their damages. To learn more, click here.
Since its enactment in 2021, the Occupiers’ Liability Amendment Act has made it more difficult for people injured by ice or snow on someone else’s property to pursue the compensation they should be owed. By significantly shortening the amount of time accident victims have to provide at-fault property occupiers with notice about their intentions to pursue legal action, this new piece of legislation bars numerous claimants from accessing the justice they deserve. Click here to learn more.
The negligence of property owners and/or occupiers can have serious physical, emotional, and financial repercussions for the injured victims of slip and fall accidents. In order to pursue the retribution they deserve, injured accident victims must be able to provide sufficient, compelling evidence. To learn about different types of evidence that might be beneficial for your claim, click here.
Anyone can be injured in a slip and fall accident. Hazards that might cause slip and fall accidents exist throughout public, commercial, and residential spaces. Something that may look commonplace, like a pothole in a parking lot or spilled liquid on the floor of a grocery store, can cause an unsuspecting person to sustain serious injuries. To learn more about common hazards that lead to injury-causing slip and fall accidents, click here.
Although many people who slip and fall on ice or snow may walk away from their accidents unharmed, depending on the circumstances, these unexpected falls can lead to serious injuries. An injury sustained during a routine wintertime activity like walking through a parking lot or entering a residential building complex could have ramifications that affect an accident victim’s entire life. Click here to learn more.
Each winter, many Ontarians are injured in accidents caused by snow or ice. When these accidents were caused by the negligence of a property owner or their hired contractors, injured parties have up to two years to take legal action. But a new amendment to the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act will impose a drastically shorter time-frame in which accident victims can provide notice of a claim, which could significantly impact a victim’s ability to recover compensation for their injuries. Click here to learn more.