Property owners are responsible for keeping their properties safe and for warning occupants, visitors and patrons of any potential harm.
If you were injured in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident that was caused by the negligence of a property owner or occupier, you may be able to pursue legal action. Bergeron Clifford LLP helps injured people throughout Eastern Ontario, and we are here to help you, too. Call for a free case assessment: 877-391-2923.
Property Owners Are Responsible For Maintaining Safe Premises
In Ontario, if you own a property or are responsible for it in some way, you are also responsible for keeping it safe for other people. This includes:
- Keeping floors and stairs in good repair
- Keeping areas such as walkways and stairs free of snow and ice
- Keeping floors clear of water and other hazards that can cause slips, and providing proper signage for wet or slippery floors
- Maintaining proper lighting
- Keeping shelves and furniture stacked in such a way as to avoid hazards due to falling objects or shelves
- Keeping floors clear of debris or obstructions
- Following building codes, particularly for safety and structural sturdiness
- Ensuring that the people you hire to help you run, manage or maintain the property take care to keep it safe
Act Quickly — These Types Of Cases Have Strict Time Limits
Often, a slip-and-fall injury resolves itself quickly. Unfortunately, we don't always know which injuries will resolve and which may take a long time to heal and turn out to be much more serious than initially thought.
With these accidents, it's vital to get legal advice immediately. Slip-and-fall accidents are subject to strict limitations regarding when you can claim damages. In some jurisdictions, particularly for accidents that happen on public property, the limitation may be as short as 10 days.
If you have been in an accident, contact us. We'll find out who is responsible and preserve evidence, and ensure that you don't miss your chance to get compensation.
Contact Bergeron Clifford LLP
Let our lawyers handle your premises liability claim. Contact us at 877-391-2923 or fill out our online form. We can meet you at our Ottawa, Whitby, Perth or Kingston office locations, or wherever is most convenient for you.