Ottawa Slip And Fall Lawyer | Ottawa Slip And Fall | MG Law

Slip & Fall Accidents

Need an Ottawa slip and fall lawyer? MG Law can help you get back on your feet

Ottawa slip and fall injury lawyers you can depend on

Are you looking for an Ottawa slip and fall lawyer? Ultimately, anybody can suffer a slip and fall accident at any time. Often, slip and fall victims assume accidents occurred because of their own negligence. Sometimes, self-guilt and embarrassment mean no claims are made at all. However, in many cases, the result of someone else’s negligence is the cause of slip and fall injuries.

Municipal property accidents vs. private property accidents

Injuries from slips and falls on municipal or city property are treated differently to those on private property. Laws under the Occupiers Liability Act (1990) cover private property while Ontario’s Municipal Act (2001) covers city property.

If your slip and fall occurred on municipal property such as sidewalks and pathways, the Municipal Act states you have 10 days to provide written notice to the municipality. To stand a fair chance of success, municipal entities have to be found grossly negligent. You can read this blog post for more information about municipal slip and fall cases.

For private property, new legislation has been introduced in 2020, changing the notice requirements for slip and fall claims as the result of ice or snow. Bill 118 dictates that anyone intending to bring a claim for damages resulting from a personal injury caused by snow or ice must give 60 days’ notice. This law is applicable to non-municipal owners or contractors of the property. The notice must contain information as to the date, time and location of the incident.

The notice will need to be personally delivered (or sent by registered mail) to the “occupier” or to the contractor employed by the occupier to remove snow or ice on the premises.

What are the exceptions to the law?

The first exception is applicable to incidents involving death. The second exception involves a “reasonable excuse”. It is up to the court to decide on what constitutes a “reasonable excuse”, but the plaintiff will have to prove that the defendants are not prejudiced in its ability to investigate and defend the claim. Not knowing the law will not constitute a “reasonable excuse”. Hospitalization may constitute a “reasonable excuse”. These suits are handled on a case by case basis. Trust MG Law to put together a strong argument in your favour when proving a reasonable excuse.

Common slip and fall hazards include:

  • Wet floors
  • Icy or uneven sidewalks
  • Poorly maintained staircases
  • Poor lighting
  • Trailing cables

When you need help, we’re here.

Over 10 years of experience

Over $80 million obtained for our clients

Fluent in 6 languages

We will come to your home or hospital

We take your case very personally

Free initial consultation

You don’t pay until your case is won or settled

Have you suffered an Ottawa slip and fall accident?

What you do after a slip and fall accident impacts your ability to get fair compensation. By following these steps in order, you stand the best chance of protecting yourself and recovering fully.

At the scene:

  • Inspect the scene to identify the cause of your slip or fall
  • Take photographs of the scene with your smartphone
  • Identify witnesses to verify your version of events
  • Report the accident to a manager, owner, or landlord

Afterwards:

  • Visit a doctor who will document your injuries

  • Write down your slip and fall experience, and keep it handy

  • Work with an Ottawa slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible

What is a typical settlement for a slip and fall accident?

Slip and fall accident settlements vary depending on the intricacies of each case. However, time and time again, MG Law has made the difference for our clients. Click here to read how we recovered the slip and fall accident compensation that our clients deserved.

Important steps to take when injured

It’s important to remember that injuries can take some time to present themselves. If you’ve been in a bad accident, it’s important to take these steps regardless of how you feel, as it may take a few days or weeks for the full extent of your injuries to become apparent.

1.
Call the police and report your accident

Police reports are a valuable part of any court proceeding, so ensuring that the police have all the information you have available will reflect positively on your case.

Need a slip and fall lawyer in Ottawa?

When you need an Ottawa slip and fall lawyer, our experienced team is here to guide you. Our compassionate lawyers will keep you informed, support your needs and carry your case forward as efficiently as possible. For your convenience, our Ottawa slip and fall lawyers deliver legal advice in English, French, Greek, Mandarin, Russian, and all Arabic dialects to ensure you’re comfortable.

Helping people litigate their slip and fall case is what we do. Our professional team will listen to the finer details of your case. Side by side, we’ll handle your slip or fall claim within the correct timeframe, establish who is liable, and get the result you deserve.

Ontario slips and falls can happen any time. If you were involved in a slip and fall accident, and it wasn’t your fault, call MG Law at 613-730-8460 to get started today.

Testimonials

What clients are saying

From day one Miryam and her team made me feel at ease and never under any pressure. They always were there for me when I needed them. I can't say enough about MG Law. They fight for you and make sure you are well cared for. They are very honest and respectful. I would and will recommend them if I ever know of someone that needs a team to help them.

– Ottawa (ON) resident, name withheld for privacy

I had a very good experience with MG Law. Kyle was very professional and helpful through the whole process. He really took an interest in our case and he did everything he could to help us! We were very happy with the whole experience. I highly recommend this firm.

– Ottawa (ON) resident, name withheld for privacy

A high level of professionalism that works extremely hard to get you what you deserve. I am a satisfied customer after settling my MVA claim. I highly recommend Miryam and her team at MG Law. Thank you so much Miryam and Banan. I appreciate everything you guys did for me 🙂

– Ottawa (ON) resident, name withheld for privacy

It was a pleasure working with this firm. Very understanding and supportive. Having been through a very stressful event (car accident) they made the process much more manageable. Thank you! I highly recommend this friendly, caring group of professionals.

– Ottawa (ON) resident, name withheld for privacy

Don't suffer in silence. We are here to help.

We have the experience and knowledge to help get you the compensation you deserve. Our team communicates in English, French, Greek, all Arabic dialects, Mandarin, and Russian, so you can feel more comfortable with our representation. Make MG Law your first choice and get results! Call us today at (613) 730-8460 to book your free consultation.

Personal injury blog

We are happy to keep you informed about the latest news, events, and updates to personal injury laws in Ontario.

Book your free consultation

We're here to help

Book your free consultation

Our team communicates in English, French, Greek, all Arabic dialects, Mandarin, and Russian, so you can feel more comfortable with our representation.