The occupier of a property has an obligation to ensure that persons entering on the premises are reasonably safe. On private property, the occupiers of the premises will generally be liable for damages resulting from their failure to ensure that the premises were reasonably maintained and safe in the circumstances. In the case of a commercial property, like a grocery store or shopping mall, the occupiers of the premises are generally required to have in place a reasonable system of maintenance and inspection in accordance with industry standards. If a commercial occupier fails to have a reasonable system in place and their failure to maintain the premises results in injury to a member of the public, they could be liable for damages.
If the slip and fall occurs on property owned by a municipality, the time limit to put the municipality on notice of a potential claim must be strictly complied with and the legal standard of negligence may be different from that which applies to other types of property. If you are injured on city property, there may be a short time period to provide the city with written notice of your claim. To ensure that your rights are protected, please contact Futerman Partners LLP immediately if you are injured on city property. We will review the circumstances of your slip and fall accident and advise you of your legal options and whether the notice requirements apply to your case.
The slip and fall lawyers at Toronto’s Futerman Partners LLP have extensive experience and a proven track record of resolving the claims of individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of a slip and fall accident on private, commercial and municipal property. While we will make every effort to settle your claims, we have the experience and expertise to take your case to trial to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled under the law. Contact us today for more information on how one of our slip and fall lawyers in Toronto can help you with your slip and fall claim.