Property owners including shopping mall, business, office, municipal, and residential homeowners all have a legal obligation to keep their premises safe for people entering upon them. This obligation arises from a statue in Ontario called the Occupiers’ Liability Act. It requires the property owner to maintain their property and do what is reasonable to ensure safety. Snow and ice are obvious hazards and it is the obligation of the property owner to remove these hazards in a reasonable period of time.
It is not only snow and ice that can lead to accidents and personal injury claims. Other common hazards resulting in personal injury claims include potholes, poorly maintained driveways and parking lots, poor lighting, or spills and slippery substances on floors. Very serious injuries can result from slip and fall accidents caused by these hazards, in which a personal injury claim may be warranted. The possible injury claims that may result from a slip and fall accident include fractures, head injuries and other injuries resulting in chronic pain. You can also advance claims for lost income and medical expenses if you have been injured as a result of a hazard on someone’s property.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident in the Oshawa area, call Kitchen Simeson Belliveau at 905-579-5302. We offer a free consultation in the area of personal injury claims in Oshawa, Bowmanville, Cobourg, Lindsay, Whitby, Port Hope, Ajax, Pickering and surrounding areas. You will not pay a fee unless we are able to recover money for you.