Notice Periods And The Challenges For Someone Making A Slip And Fall Claim.

One of the challenges of a slip and fall claim is determining which company owns or occupies a particular property. When we become involved, we can do sub-searches of the property through the registry office and see who legally owns title to the property.In terms of a sidewalk or municipally owned parking lot, there’s a […]

How Owners Can Limit Their Liability

If a person has a slip and fall inside a particular store in a mall, the mall owner would be the owner of the property but that doesn’t necessarily make them the occupier. The occupier would be the store that occupies that particular location. Generally speaking, commercial leases require the store to take whatever reasonable […]

Why It Is Important To See A Personal Injury Lawyer As Soon As Possible After A Slip And Fall

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a slip and fall, you should get the advice of a lawyer sooner rather than later. One reason is because of the 7- and 10-day notice periods for registering an intent to claim. With such a short period of time available, it is important to […]

The Use Of Experts In A Slip And Fall Personal Injury Claim.

One of the experts we engage is an engineer. For example, if a person falls over a railing on someone’s porch, we need to determine if the railing was high enough and if it met the building code. We would have an engineer attend at the premises to determine whether or not the railing indeed […]

The Duties Of An Occupier To Provide Reasonable Safety Under The Occupier’s Liability Act.

We have in Ontario an act called the Occupier’s Liability Act, which defines the term “occupier” as a person who is in physical possession of a premises or a person who has responsibility for and control over the condition of a premises even if there is more than one occupant. The occupier’s duty is to […]

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