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Understanding the occupier's duty and premises liability

Slip-and-fall accidents are among the most common causes of personal injuries in Ontario. Should the incident occur on property owned by someone other than the victim, there could be cause for a lawsuit based on premises liability. The following information may help a person determine if he or she is has grounds for a claim based upon evidence of the occupier's negligence.

Condominium slips and falls may warrant premises liability claims

When the average person slips and falls, his or her first inclination is probably to brush it off and move along. Sometimes, however, the injury is more serious and treatment is required. Instead of thinking of oneself as unlucky, it may be worth considering whether there were other factors involved. For instance, condominium residents in Ontario expect condominium corporations to maintain a safe environment. If management staff fails to do so, injured individuals may have a basis for making a premises liability claim.

Premises liability and injuries from falls

Although the icy weather in Ontario will soon be at an end for the season, that doesn't mean that slips and falls aren't still a hazard. It is the responsibility of all property owners to keep publicly accessible areas safe. Seniors are particularly susceptible to serious injuries from falling. However, because many people aren't sure of their rights, potential premises liability cases often get ignored.

Understanding premises liability: Who's responsible after a fall?

When the weather turns unpleasant, as it often does in Ontario during the winter, there tends to be a corresponding increase in slip-and-fall accidents. While most such incidents are minor, many people are injured every year, and in every season, after a slip, trip or stumble. Sometimes no one is to blame for such an accident; however there are occasions when fault may lie with whoever is responsible for the property. This oft-misunderstood legal area is called premises liability.

Woman denied access to bathroom due to disability

If you have a disability, you deserve all the same rights as anyone else. What about when it comes to a business's liability, though? Should you be able to risk an injury that could result in a business being liable? Is that possible if you acknowledge the risk to yourself?

Floors can play a role in slip-and-fall accidents

When you think about slip-and-fall accidents, the first thing that comes to mind may be ice, snow, or some other type of weather condition. While it is true that these incidents often occur outdoors, don't overlook the fact that indoor trouble could be lurking around the corner.

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