If you were involved in a slip and fall that occurs on either municipal property or on private property, then Rudder Law Group can help you navigate your way through the litigation process, in order to get you the compensation you deserve, as well as the medical and rehabilitation treatment you need to reach maximum medical recovery, and ultimately facilitate your reintegration back into society, work, and your pre-accident life.
If you want to learn more about slip and falls that occur on either municipal property or on private property, then please click the “link” to read my blog entitled “Slip and Falls on Municipal Property and Private Property”.
If you are involved in a slip and fall that occurs on municipal property within the province of Ontario, then it’s important to remember that it is the responsibility of the city to keep its highways, which include sidewalks, in a state of repair that is reasonable in the circumstances, including the character and location of the site. If it defaults in that obligation, it is liable for all damages you sustain because of that subject to the Negligence Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. N.1.
If you are involved in a slip and fall that occurs on private property, then the Occupiers’ Liability Act, RSO 1990, c. O.2, is applicable, as it is concerned with the tort responsibility of those who control land to those who enter onto their property. If the occupier defaults in his or her obligation, he or she is liable for all damages you sustain because of that subject to the Negligence Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. N.1., which applies with respect to the causes of action to which Occupiers’ Liability Act applies.
Who is an Occupier?
The determination of who is an occupier is not dependent on actual ownership of the premises or property, but rather who is in control, or has immediate supervision, of the premises or property, and complete or exclusive control is not necessary.
If the occupier fails to make his or her premises reasonably safe, by for example, failing to put salt on a walkway leading to the main entrance after it rained for several hours and the temperature dropped below freezing temperatures, and as a result, you slipped, fell, and sustained serious and permanent injuries and impairments, then the occupier will be liable to you for the damages you sustained, unless section 3(4) of the Occupiers’ Liability Act applies.
If you’ve been involved in a severe slip and fall, and sustained serious and permanent injuries and impairments, then let Rudder Law Group fight for you to get you the compensation you deserve, as well as the necessary multidisciplinary treatment, care services, and support needed to optimize your level of independent living, and your full mental, physical, social and vocational ability. Let us help facilitate the optimization of your reintegration, social and economic inclusion, and participation in all aspects of your pre-accident life in society.