The legal system has not issued any guidelines, with respect to who should be held accountable for the clearing of the sidewalks during the winter months. Some townships inside of Ontario have chosen to charge homeowners for the clearing services provided by the municipality. That charge gets placed on homeowners that have failed to clear the sidewalk in front of their residence within the 24-hour period that has followed a given snowfall. (more…)
Category: Slip and fall accidents
Understanding Liability In Case of A Sidewalk Slip And Fall
Spanning from the years 2009 to 2015, roughly 30,000 ended up in the hospital due to a slip and fall on Toronto sidewalks. These falls were brought on by slippery snow and ice, and in roughly 2,800 cases, resulted in severe enough injuries to require an average of 6 days spent in the hospital. As a result of these accidents, claims are filed against the city by the victims. From reports, we can gather that roughly $6.7 million dollars are spent on such liability insurance claims each year, and for slip and fall cases on roads and sidewalks alone. (more…)
What To Do When Your Child Is Injured During School Hours
It is every parent’s nightmare: they send their child off to school, only to have the school call them later in the day to inform them that their child needs to be picked up because they have been injured. Thus, what do you do when that happens? Who is held liable for your child’s injury? Below, we will help you assess the situation and hold the guilty party responsible. (more…)
How Slip And Fall Accidents Differ On Public And Private Property In Ontario
With summer in full swing, Trenton injury lawyers still see many slip and fall accidents. Although we may associate slip and fall incidents with snow and ice, these types of accidents can happen anyplace, anywhere. Particularly with people outside and vacationing, slip and fall accidents often happen in the middle of the best weather with no ice or snow in sight. (more…)
What If Someone Trips And Falls At A Business Location?
Slips and falls are common accidents that happen around businesses. But winning a lawsuit after receiving an injury while visiting a business sounds simple enough, it’s not. Businesses will need to provide proof that they were not at fault and caused your accident to happen. Here are a few tips that you should about slip and fall accidents. (more…)
Know The Facts About Premise Liability
Premise liability is a popular legal concept which is most commonly going to come into focus in certain personal injury cases. This is usually the situation when the injury is due to negligent or unsafe or even defective conditions of the property of a third-party. (more…)
Facts About Premise Liability Claims Represented By Injury Lawyers In Ontario
The first thing that you need to take into account is that personal injury law is a particular broad and vast field of the law which encompasses a tremendous amount of different cases. Premise liability, for instance, is one of the legal concepts which come into the picture in personal injury cases in which the injury was caused by certain type of defective or particularly unsafe condition on someone’s property. (more…)
Is The Municipality Liable In Slip And Fall Accidents?
As opposed to what the majority of people tend to believe, not only premise owners and tenants can be liable under the Occupier’s Liability Act of Ontario. If you’ve slipped and fallen on a frozen sidewalk which is owned by the municipality, it is obligated to compensate you for the damage. While the legal principle is the same, there are quite a few technicalities that should be taken into account. (more…)