In Ontario, slip and falls on ice and snow can result in serious injuries. Many slip and falls on ice and snow occur when property owners fail to properly or timely clear ice and snow from parking lots and walkways.
Slip and Fall Can Result in Serious Injury:
Thankfully, many slip and fall accidents do not result in serious or permanent injuries. Sometimes, however, a slip and fall accident on ice and snow can result in severe and disabling injuries. In Ontario, slip and fall accidents account for broken ankles, hip injuries, and other fractures and orthopaedic injuries. Sometimes, serious head injuries also occur as a result of a slip and fall accident. A slip and fall is particularly dangerous for seniors.
Ontario Liability For Slip and Fall Accidents:
In Ontario, property owners must provide safe, secure, and properly maintained premises. As such, if you were injured as a result of a slip and fall due to an inadequately maintained businesses or home, you may be able to advance an Ontario slip and fall accident claim.
Free Consultation With Ontario Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer:
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of a slip and fall accident, contact Iacobelli Law Firm to speak with a Ontario personal injury lawyer. We offer free consultations to prospective clients and No Win - No Fee retainers.
Beware of Notice Requirements and Strict Deadlines
Time is not on your side when it comes to a slip and fall accident from ice and snow. No mater if your injury occurred on public or private property, you are required to provide written notice of your claim.
Where the fall occurs on municipal property, the notice must be provided within as little as 10 days. For slip and fall accidents that occur on private property, the notice must be provided within 60 days after the occurrence of the injury. The notice must be delivered by personal service or certified mail and must include the date, time and location of the slip and fall accident.
Failure to give notice or insufficiency of the notice may prohibit a legal action for the recovery of money for your injuries.
Even if you are unsure whether you will want to bring a claim for your slip and fall injury, you should comply with the notice provisions. Failure to do so could be a complete bar to your rights to recover. Do not delay, contact our office immediately to get advice from experienced personal injury lawyers. Consultations are FREE, and completely confidential.