Proceed with Caution – Slip & Falls in Ontario

In January 2021, the Government of Ontario 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 within 60 days from the date of your slip and fall, 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.