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Don’t Slip Up on the 60-Day Notice Period

Person shoveling the snow.

Have you been injured in a slip-and-fall accident? Was it caused by someone’s failure to clear ice or snow? If so, you need to provide written notice of the incident (including date, time, and location) to the property owner and, if applicable, its winter maintenance company within 60 days of the incident.

On January 29, 2021, the Occupiers’ Liability Act was amended to impose a 60-day written notice requirement.

6.1 (1) No action shall be brought for the recovery of damages for personal injury caused by snow or ice against [an occupier or independent contractor employed by the occupier] unless, within 60 days after the occurrence of the injury, written notice of the claim, including the date, time and location of the occurrence, has been personally served on or sent by registered mail to [the occupier or independent contractor employed by the occupier].”

This is a big deal. 60 days is not a lot of time especially if you are recovering from serious injuries suffered in a slip-and-fall accident. You could be prevented from receiving compensation for your injuries if you miss the 60-day deadline.

You should get legal advice as soon as possible if you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident. Do not delay. The 60-day clock is ticking!

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david hayward - Burlington Lawyer

DAVID HAYWARD

David’s practice includes representing injured people in various areas including automobile accidents, Mediations/Arbitrations at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, slip-and-fall accidents, LTD claims, CPP, and ODSP disability claims.