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Under the Occupier's Liability Act, any property owner or occupier of premises or land in Ontario must take reasonable care to safeguard those lawfully entering the property. The critical phrase here is "reasonable care." While a landlord is not expected to clear away ice and snow all day long, leaving it to accumulate may not be reasonable. When the court determines liability in a premises liability lawsuit, it will establish whether the hazard was foreseeable and whether reasonable steps were taken to eliminate dangers that allegedly led to damages such as financial losses and pain and suffering

Accidents will happen on occasion, because it is impossible to completely remove the element of risk from everyday life. However, every property owner in Ontario has a duty of care to maintain his or her premises in a reasonable manner. Failure to do so can lead to accidents and leave the property owner open to a lawsuit. A person who suffers injuries on another person's property may not be certain what he or she should do next. Here are a few tips to help an accident victim help him or herself.

Nearly half of Canada's elevators are found in Ontario. Many people ride elevators every day when they shop, go to work or make their way to and from their home in an apartment building or condominium tower. Most users probably seldom give the mechanical conveyance a second thought. Recently released data, however, shows that elevators are causing more and more injuries every year.