Changes to the Occupiers' Liability Act Impact Filing Deadline for Claimants
The Occupiers' Liability Act was recently amended after receiving royal assent on December 8, 2020, and these changes are therefore in full force and effective as of that date. The new changes impact the handling of liability claims against condominium corporations.
Act Changes to 60 Day Rule
Slip and fall cases in condo complexes now require the claimant to send notice of their intent to sue within 60 days of the incident. This applies to cases where a claimant slips on snow or ice in the complex's driveway, parking lot, sidewalks, stairs or ramps, and common areas. An exception would apply to this deadline if the fall resulted in a person's death, or if the judge finds it necessary to overrule such a deadline. This new 60-day requirement allows the occupier to act quickly and reasonably to remedy the property hazard and avoid more injuries to guests. In other words, property owners have the advantage of quick action to resolve issues. This amendment puts claimants at a disadvantage, as many may be unaware of this new deadline. For this reason, it is highly advised to work with a local lawyer who is up-to-date on the latest policy changes and could help you make an informed legal decision.
Contact a Premises Liability Lawyer for More Insight
This change to the Occupiers' Liability Act makes it crucial to contact an attorney immediately after a slip and fall incident at a condo complex. Seeking legal representation early on could help ensure that your case is filed early and proper notice is served to the occupier. If you slip and fall due to an occupier's breach of care, you deserve to be compensated. Contact our firm today, we are here to help you.
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