In Ontario, businesses, stores and private property owners must ensure the reasonable safety of individuals who enter their premises. Likewise, Municipalities are also required to ensure that public areas and areas considered municipal property or public walkways are kept reasonably safe and well maintained.
Common slip, trip, or fall accidents occur because of uneven sidewalks, unploughed sidewalks, wet surfaces, icy pavement, slippery stairs, deteriorated surfaces, poor lighting, and other dangerous conditions or hidden hazards.
If you have been injured as a result of a slip, trip or fall accident, contact Azimi Law for a free no-obligation consultation. You may be entitled to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering, health care expenses not covered by OHIP, loss of income or the inability to earn an income, and home maintenance and housekeeping expenses.
In Ontario, slip and fall claims are considered tort claims (lawsuits) that must be commenced within two years of the incident date. However, in the event that you have sustained an injury on local municipality property, it is mandatory that you provide written notice to the appropriate municipality where your accident occurred within 10 days. The failure to provide written notice within the 10-day limitation period could result in having your claim for compensation denied.
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