Occupiers' Liability

Occupiers' liability claims arise due to negligent maintenance or hazardous conditions upon the property owned by a third party. In Ontario, an occupier of premises owes a duty to take such care as is reasonable to ensure that a person entering onto their premises is reasonably safe while on the premises. Key sidewalks, slippery aisles in grocery stores and often hidden hazards are situations that can give rise to an occupiers' liability claim.

It is essential to the pursuit of your claim that you seek legal advice and attention immediately. Often the evidence necessary to the property owner's negligence will not be available indefinitely. Further, in certain circumstances, the injured victim is required to give notice of their claim to the property owner within days of the incident or the claim may be forever barred.

Please see our "Slip and Fall Accident" page for additional information.