Please note that all information provided below is general information and should not be construed as legal advice. Please consult a Personal Injury lawyer to discuss the specifics of your personal situation. Any one of our Personal Injury lawyers would be pleased to meet with you to answer your questions.
I was injured, but not in an automobile accident. What types of claims are available to me?
Lawsuits can be pursued for any other sort of injury providing we can prove that the Defendant was negligent.
Some examples of these types of incidents include, but certainly are not limited to:
- Slip and fall injuries occurring inside or outside of a building;
- Trip and fall injuries occurring on stairs or as a result of dangerous or defective premises;
- Injuries caused by a failure to clean or maintain a property;
- Injuries caused by poor lighting;
- Injuries caused by blowing or falling objects;
- Swimming pool accidents;
- Amusement park accidents;
- Faulty products;
- Assaults (both physical and sexual);
- Medical malpractice claims.
Are there time limits?
The law in Ontario places a number of time restrictions on your right to pursue a claim. If you do not start a lawsuit within the time limit, it is possible that you will lose your right to pursue a claim. Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer as soon as possible so that your rights are protected.
You generally need to begin a tort claim within 2 years of your accident. There are certain limited exceptions to the 2 year rule. You should refer any questions about this time limit to a Personal Injury lawyer.
I was injured on city property - is there anything special that I need to do?
Yes. If you were injured on city property you need to notify the City of your intention to sue within 10 days of your accident in the manner required by the Municipal Act. We can assist you in providing this notice to appropriate city department.