Slip And Fall Accident FAQs
How Do Municipal Property Accidents Differ From Private Property Accidents?
Firstly, you should know that injuries resulting from slips and falls on municipal property are handled differently from those on private property. The Occupiers’ Liability Act (1990) covers private property whereas Ontario’s Municipal Act (2001) covers city property. For Ontario slips and falls that occur on sidewalks, you have 10 days to submit written notice to the municipality. It’s worth noting that cases like these are only successful when municipalities have been found to be exceptionally negligent.
As for slips and falls on private property, Bill 118 was introduced in 2020. This bill dictates that claimants slipping or falling due to ice or snow have 60 days’ notice to bring a claim. This law pertains to non-municipal owners or contractors belonging to the property. Notice claims must contain critical information like the date, time and location of the incident to qualify. Lastly, a notice must be personally delivered or mailed to an “occupier” or contractor so that they can get rid of snow or ice on their property.
Typically, How Long Does A Slip And Fall Accident Settlement Take?
Wondering how long does a car accident settlement take? To sum up, every car accident and personal injury claim is as unique as the individuals involved. Therefore, it’s difficult to provide a realistic timeline for your case right off the bat. To give you some idea however, the majority of personal injury claims take approximately 1.5 to 2.5 years to reach an agreeable settlement or verdict in court. As a general rule of thumb, the more catastrophic and complex the injury, the longer the litigation process is in general. This is another reason why hiring an experienced car accident law team like De Rose, is your best route forward.
How Long Does A Slip And Fall Case Take To Settle?
Wondering how long does a slip and fall case take to settle? To sum up, every slip and fall case is as unique as the individuals involved. Therefore, it’s difficult to provide a realistic timeframe for your case right off the bat. To give you some idea however, a slip and fall claim can take anywhere from months to years to reach an agreeable settlement or verdict in court. Ultimately, the time will depend on the final cost of medical treatment and insurance company negotiations. Since insurance companies are notoriously difficult to deal with, this is another reason why hiring an experienced slip and fall lawyer is your best route forward.
What Is The Most Common Cause of Slips, Trips and Falls?
Wondering what is the most common cause of slips, trips and falls? In truth, there are many contributory causes. In Canada, the majority of falls occur as a result of slips and trips whereas the minority are falls from a substantial height. Common causes of slips include wet or slick sidewalks, occasional spills, loose rugs or mats, and poorly maintained flooring.
Secondly, common causes of trips include obstructed views, inadequate lighting, clutter obstructions, unanchored carpeting, trailing cables, and defected staircases.
What Is The Average Payout For A Slip and Fall Injury?
Wondering what is the average payout for a slip and fall injury? Again, this is a difficult question to answer without knowing the specifics relating to your individual slip and fall accident. Ultimately, the compensation you receive for your slip and fall will be based on the severity of your injuries, the quality of evidence you produce, and details relating to who was at fault. Proving slip and fall negligence can be difficult but not impossible. In every case, you will need to prove that somebody else’s negligence caused you to fall. The success of your case will also be linked to where you fell. For instance, are you suing a property manager or building owner? To give you a better idea of De Rose Lawyers’ track record, view our success stories here
Why Should I Hire A Slip And Fall Lawyer?
Sometimes, proving that a slip and fall accident was the result of someone else’s negligence can be a complicated and time-consuming task. It is best to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to help prove your innocence and win your case.
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