The Government of Ontario has recently amended the Occupiers’ Liability Act by way of Bill 118. The key part of this amendment is summed up as follows: No action shall be brought for the recovery of damages for personal injury caused by snow or ice unless written notice of the claim is served upon the occupier and/or independent contractors within 60 days after the occurrence of injury.
Previously, the only written notice a person had to give was to a City in cases involving municipal property. The new law changes things quite a bit. This is why it is more important than ever to contact a personal injury lawyer right away if you experience a slip & fall related to snow and/or ice in Ontario. If you do not give the proper written notice, you will likely lose your right to make a claim for damages.
Consult a slip and fall lawyer in Ottawa immediately to preserve your rights.