If you have sustained an injury on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. However, in order to claim monetary damages, you will need to prove that someone else negligently caused your injury.
Regardless of whether you were hurt while shopping in a store, visiting an amusement park, visiting someone at their home or cottage, or meeting someone in an office building, a Midland premises liability lawyer could review the facts of your case and help you secure the financial recovery you need. A skilled personal injury lawyer at Rastin Law could provide invaluable insight on the legal remedies available in your situation.
Property owners are responsible for keeping their premises in a safe condition at all times. When they fail to do so, visitors who are injured as a result can claim compensation. Some of the most common causes of property accidents include:
People often think that premises liability claims are not that serious. However, they often result in severe injuries, such as:
Unfortunately, OHIP does not always cover the treatments necessary to recover from these injuries. As a result, accident victims are subject to physical losses as well as financial costs. For this reason, injured claimants should always speak to a Midland premises liability lawyer for help with holding a landowner responsible in court.
In Midland, premises liability claims are governed by the Occupiers’ Liability Act. This law defines an ‘occupier’ as someone who is in physical possession of a property, such as a homeowner or a tenant who is responsible for maintaining the premises.
Under the Act, an occupier or proprietor owes everyone that lawfully enters their premises a certain duty of care. This means they must maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner, and those who do not could be held liable for any subsequent injuries that a visitor suffers as a result of unsafe property conditions.
However, the law also stipulates that an injured claimant’s actions can affect their ability to hold a property owner liable for their damages The law requires that an injured person prove that the owner of a premises failed to meet their statutory and common law obligations to keep the property reasonably save for visitors. The key test is reasonableness. If an owner fails to take reasonable steps, whether that be failure to remove snow, not having proper lighting, or keeping a pool fence unlocked, then they may be liable under the law in Midland.
If you were injured while visiting someone else’s property, consider reaching out to our compassionate and diligent injury lawyers as soon as possible. A dedicated Midland premises liability lawyer would understand how to best pursue these claims and could get you the full amount of compensation you deserve. Call us today to learn more about your legal options.