- Date: 24 December 2019
- Victim’s Age: N/A
- Victim’s Sex: Male
- Occupation: N/A
- Place: Ontario
- Circumstances: improper maintenance of the house’s exterior
- Injuries sustained: hip injury
- Compensation: $90,000
The Slip and Fall Accident
On December 24, 2019, a man fell and seriously injured himself. He had been renting a room at a property when he slipped and fell on the premise. He underwent surgery to fix his hip. The surgery was successful however recovery took longer than anticipated due to the man’s narcotic use. As a result of his injury, he cannot walk long distances, go for nature walks, sit in a car for more than 45 minutes or stand for long periods. He also suffers from periods of depression as a result of his injury.
The judge found the property owners liable for the man’s injury under the occupier’s liability act. His fall resulted from improper maintenance of the house’s exterior. Their negligence had caused the man’s fall.
The judge awarded the man $80,000 in general damages and $10,000 for future care costs.