Broadly speaking, occupier’s liability means that those in possession of property are responsible for injuries that occur there. Significantly, this remains true whether the injuries were caused by the poor condition of the property, or by activities taking place upon the property itself. In Ontario, this rule has been codified by the Occupier’s Liability Act, which provides:
R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER O.2, 3.(1)
Many Occupier’s Liability cases involve falls, which often occur at stores, malls, supermarkets or on sidewalks, roads. However, the Courts have been willing to impose liability under this statute for a wide variety of injuries, ranging from those sustained constructing building improvements, to allowing a problem gambler into a casino to sexual assault.
Call 647-495-8995 if you or a loved one was injured on someone else’s property. Our Toronto and Hamilton injury lawyers can provide a free, confidential assessment of your case. For close to ten years, Michael Lesage has been helping the injured get the compensation that they deserve.
Remember, there are no fees unless we win or settle your Occupier’s Liability case.