Premises or property liability is an area of law that holds property owners legally responsible for accidents that occur inside or outside their property due to unsafe conditions. Unsafe conditions can include ice, snow, wet floors, uneven areas, impediments in walking surfaces, potholes, lack of security, assaults, stairwells, stairs, barriers, poor lighting, hidden hazards, structural defects, etc…the list is endless.

Premises liability laws are complex. If you have been injured while on someone else’s property, you are encouraged to speak to one of our lawyers who can help you understand and protect your legal rights. The most common types of property liability cases are as follows:
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Trip and Fall Accidents
  • Stump and Fall Accidents
  • Falls
  • Assaults (Threats)
  • Batteries (Physical Hit)
  • Police Brutality
  • Inadequate Security
  • Falling Objects
  • Slippery Floors Causing Injury
  • Protruding Objects in Aisles
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Elevators and Escalator Accidents
  • Sports Injuries
  • Horse Riding Accidents
  • Livestock Accidents
  • Pavements (crack, uneven)
  • Municipal Property Accidents and Claims
  • Public liability Claims
  • Drownings
Ontario Law Applicable to Slip and Falls and Trip and Falls Occurring in Ontario
Occupiers’ Liability Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter O.2

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