Falls on Municipal Property
Falls that occur as a result of uneven or hazardous surfaces are often referred to as “trip and fall” or “slip and fall” accidents.
Slip and falls can occur for a variety of reasons, including uneven walking surfaces, wet floors, and loose carpet. Injuries from slip and falls can be serious, and may include broken bones, dislocated shoulders, and other injuries requiring extensive surgery and rehabilitation.
In Ontario, the property owner is responsible to ensure that anyone on their premises is safe, and should you get hurt as a result of a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
IMPORTANT: The law in Ontario requires that written notice of the claim and of the injury complained of be served upon or sent by registered mail to the clerk of the municipality with jurisdiction over the fall location within 10 days of the fall. If this notice is not provided within 10 days, then any civil action against the municipality for the fall could be barred.
If you or someone you know has been injured on municipal property, contact Ertl Law immediately and schedule your FREE CONSULTATION. You will pay no fees until your case is won or settled.