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Apartment Rental Injuries

Have you been hurt in or around your rental unit? It may not be your fault.

An injury that happens in or around your apartment or rental unit may not be your fault. As a tenant in a rented house or apartment, you should be guaranteed a certain level of safety, security and be free from hazard and dangers. Landlords have a direct responsibility for the maintenance and repair or your unit, and have a duty of care by law to ensure that the premises you rent is safe for use. If you’ve suffered a serious injury in a rental unit or apartment it’s important that you contact a Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyer to learn your rights as a seriously injured tenant.

Landlord and Rental Unit Maintenance Laws

In Ontario, most rental units are governed by the Residential Tenancies Act. The act sets out the Province’s laws in relation to the responsibilities of landlords and the rights of tenants who rent properties.  The RTA covers such issues as rent, rent increases, ending a tenancy (eviction) and dispute resolution.

There is also an accompanying Ontario Regulation which prescribes the maintenance standards for landlords with respect to the rental units. The law is clear that if a landlord rents a unit to a tenant, that unit should be maintained in sound condition and safe for tenant use. Landlords are required to maintain the condition of both the interior and exterior of their units, including all structural elements, yards, porches, balconies, parking areas, pathways and storage areas. Landlords are also mandated to maintain floors and foundation walls to reasonably protect against deterioration due to weather, rodents or insects. The exterior rental units should also be properly graded to prevent ponding of water on a surface, in order to prevent slip and falls. It’s also important that landlords always maintain adequate artificial lighting in all rooms, stairways, halls, core doors, grudges, basements and parking lots.

Most municipalities have their own property standards bylaws which sets out the repair and safety standards for all dwellings, structures and properties. Hamilton’s property standards bylaw sets out the obligated maintenance requirements for property owners in the city, including landlords. Hamilton’s property standards bylaw makes it clear that property owners must keep their premises safe and in good repair.  The property standards by-law covers both the interior and exterior of properties, as well as all staircases, landings, balconies and porches.

What other laws protect renters from injury?

The Occupiers’ Liability Act is an Ontario law that is an Ontario Act, that codifies the common law obligations and duties that occupiers of premises owe to persons entering into or onto their premises.  The law mandates that all persons who own or control a premise or property in Ontario need to take reasonable care for the safety of visitors onto the property. Reasonable care means that there needs to be some positive effort on behalf of a property owner to put into place regular procedural safeguards to protect visitors on their property. If reasonable care is not maintained, your landlord will be held liabile for your injuries.

What types of apartment and rental claims can our Hamilton Lawyers help with?

Tragically, apartment and rental units injuries occur frequently because apartment complex owners neglect the responsibilities they have to their tenants. Since 2003 we have been representing injured victims in Hamilton and all over Ontario who have been hurt in rental apartments and rented houses, some of which are caused by:

Porch and Balcony Dangers – such as missing boards, collapsed boards, inadequate construction and or repairs.

Outdoor Staircase Dangers – such as missing boards, have loose boards, have loose or faulty railings, railings at improper height, are without railings, inadequate construction or repairs.

Pavement and Parking Lots Dangers –  parking lots that are not cleared, left icy, unsalted, inadequately sloped, have drainage issues, potholes, cracks, trip ledges or flooding issues.

Flooring Damage – issues such as exposed nails, floorboards which are in disrepair, loose and torn carpet.

Stairs – indoor stairs which are left in a state of disrepair, defective, have loose boards, holes, missing boards, uneven rise and run (dangerous stair riser), improper lighting, loose carpeting, defective handrails, or handrails that are not of proper height.

Windows – defective windows, improperly installed windows and screens which can allow children to fall through them.

Falling objects – such as loose ceiling tiles and other parts of neglected buildings that can fall on unsuspecting tenants, causing serious head, face, and eye injuries.

Other issues that can cause tenant injury include

  • defective wiring
  • missing smoke alarms
  • faulty smoke alarms
  • broken tiles
  • defective swimming pools
  • missing or malfunctioning locks
  • apartment fires
  • improper fire escape exits.

If you have been hurt in your rental unit, call our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers today.

If you have suffered serious injuries in your rental unit, rental apartment or rented house – or you have lost a loved one due to a landlord’s negligence, call us today at 905-333-8888 or fill in a contact form to message us directly. If your landlord or property owners has acted recklessly or negligently, then he or she can be held accountable for failing to keep your apartment in a reasonable state of safety. Landlords, property management companies and apartment owners have a responsibility to you as their resident to maintain a safe environment – and if they did not, they may in fact be responsible for your losses, pain and suffering and loss of wages due to your inability to work.

Case Results

  • $1,735,000

    HEAD-ON COLLISION IN BURLINGTON

    Settlement
  • $352,000

    BICYCLE ACCIDENT IN BURLINGTON

    Settlement
  • $220,000

    Pedestrian Accident in Burlington

    Settlement
  • $397,000

    ACCIDENT BENEFIT SETTLEMENT

    Settlement
  • $550,000

    Slip and Fall in Hamilton

    Settlement
  • $200,000

    Car Accident on Linc

    Settlement
  • $190,000

    BICYCLE ACCIDENT IN BURLINGTON

    Settlement
  • $150,000.00

    Settlement

    Settlement
  • $100,000

    Car Accident in Brampton

    Settlement
  • $95,000

    Car Accident on Burlington Skyway

    Settlement
  • $65,000

    ACCIDENT BENEFIT SETTLEMENT

    Settlement
  • $162,500

    DENIED LONG TERM DISABILITY

    Settlement
  • $20,000.00

    Accident Benefit Settlement -

    Settlement
  • $250,000

    MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

    Settlement
  • $350,000

    BICYCLE ACCIDENT IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement
  • $380,000

    HEAD ON CRASH IN ST. CATHARINES

    Settlement
  • $69,000

    INCOME REPLACEMENT BENEFITS SETTLEMENT

    Settlement
  • $1,380,000

    HEAD-ON CRASH IN HAMILTON

    Settlement
  • $27,500

    SENIOR CITIZEN SLIP AND FALL IN HAMILTON

    Settlement
  • $90,000

    VEHICLE ROLLOVER CRASH IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement
  • $766,000

    WOMAN HIT BY A VAN IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement
  • $50,000

    OAKVILLE SLIP AND FALL

    Settlement
  • $305,000

    YOUNG MAN IN A HEAD-ON CRASH INJURY MILTON

    Settlement
  • $140,000

    MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN HAMILTON

    Settlement
  • $185,028

    SLIP AND FALL IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement
  • $27,500

    SENIOR CITIZEN SLIP AND FALL IN HAMILTON

    Settlement
  • $600,000

    CAR ACCIDENT ON THE LINC IN HAMILTON

    Settlement
  • $175,000

    FOR A WOMAN HIT BY A CAR

    Settlement
  • $100,000

    YOUNG MAN DENIED DISABILITY BENEFITS

    Settlement
  • $190,000

    FOR A CAR ACCIDENT VICTIM IN OSHAWA

    Settlement
  • $100,000

    ACCIDENT BENEFIT SETTLEMENT IN MILTON

    Settlement
  • $38,000

    PERSONAL INJURY IN HAMILTON

    Settlement
  • $175,000

    PERSONAL INJURY MILTON

    Settlement
  • $400,000

    WOMAN HURT IN A HEAD-ON COLLISION

    Settlement
  • $277,500

    LONG TERM DISABILITY BURLINGTON

    Settlement
  • $40,000

    CAR ACCIDENT IN MILTON

    Settlement
  • $50,000

    YOUNG MAN THAT SLIPPED AND FELL IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement
  • $140,000

    SLIP AND FALL ON ICE IN HAMILTON

    Settlement
  • $117,500

    CAR CRASH IN HAMILTON

    Settlement
  • $150,000

    LONG TERM DISABILITY HAMILTON

    Settlement
  • $150,000

    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ANCASTER

    Settlement
  • $350,000

    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT HAMILTON

    Settlement
  • $250,000

    LONG-TERM DISABILITY OAKVILLE

    Settlement
  • $137,500

    TRIP AND FALL IN MISSISSAUGA

    Settlement
  • $215,000

    FOR CAR ACCIDENT VICTIM IN OSHAWA

    Settlement
  • $87,000

    SLIP AND FALL ON ICE IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement
  • $100,000

    SLIP AND FALL IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement
  • $100,000

    REAR END CAR ACCIDENT MILTON

    Settlement
  • $400,000

    CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES HAMILTON

    Settlement
  • $615,000

    SLIP AN FALL IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement
  • $280,000

    SLIP AND FALL ON ICE MILTON

    Settlement
  • $1,120,000

    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT BURLINGTON

    Settlement
  • $500,000

    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS HAMILTON

    Settlement
  • $100,000

    TRIP AND FALL BURLINGTON

    Settlement
  • $450,000

    PEDESTRIAN HIT BY MINIVAN CAMBRIDGE

    Settlement
  • $190,000

    PEDESTRIAN HIT IN INTERSECTION OSHAWA

    Settlement
  • $215,000

    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT BURLINGTON

    Settlement
  • $37,500

    SLIP AND FALL MILTON

    Settlement
  • $130,000

    WRONGFUL DEATH HAMILTON

    Settlement
  • $45,000

    BICYCLE ACCIDENT IN HAMILTON

    Settlement
  • $170,240

    SLIP AND FALL IN OSHAWA

    Settlement
  • $82,000

    T-BONE CAR ACCIDENT IN BURLINGTON

    Settlement
  • $250,000

    CAR ACCIDENT OAKVILLE

    Settlement
  • $170,000

    PEDESTRIAN HIT BY A TAXI IN GUELP

    Settlement
  • $125,000

    TRIP AND FALL IN MILTON

    Settlement
  • $47,500

    SLIP AND FALL IN BURLINGTON

    Settlement
  • $175,000

    FOR A WOMAN THAT FELL THROUGH A DECK IN SUDBURY

    Settlement
  • $134,000

    PERSONAL INJURY ANCASTER

    Settlement
  • 175,000

    PEDESTRIAN HIT BY CAR IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement

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