Toronto winters can last for months, and accumulated ice and snow can cause dangerous conditions on sidewalks, driveways and parking lots. Storms and bad weather conditions bring an increased risk of suffering a slip and fall accident, so make sure that you are taking precautions to protect yourself from potentially serious injury.
Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act, business and property owners have an obligation to keep their sidewalks and other outdoor areas reasonably safe for members of the public. In the winter, this is usually required to include keeping areas free of ice and snow accumulation.
However, the standard of care that we expect from an occupier changes during a severe storm. If snow is accumulating very quickly, it is not reasonable to expect that it will be removed immediately. Similarly, if the temperature dropped suddenly below freezing after a period of warm weather, it may take some time to properly salt and de-ice the property. In the meantime, there is a much greater risk of a slip and fall accident.
The Toronto personal injury lawyers at Jasmine Daya & Co. have handled complex personal injury claims for over 40 years, and have extensive experience representing victims injured in slip and fall accidents. If you have been hurt as the result of a slip and fall on private or public property, we can help you obtain compensation for your injuries.
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