ARE POTHOLES TO BLAME FOR YOUR INJURY? TALK TO A LAWYER IN BARRIE
If you’re injured from hitting a hole in the road, you may think you’ve no one to blame but yourself. However, Ontario’s Municipal Act requires municipalities to keep their roads in reasonable condition, and that includes repairing potholes.
If you’re suing a municipality, there’s no time to waste. We are located in Barrie, but if you’re in Alliston, Collingwood, Bradford or other surrounding communities, we also got your back. Every lawyer at Littlejohn Barristers knows the ins and outs of accident injury law and can hold their own against municipal authorities – and against potholes. Contact us today to start the process.
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
If poorly maintained roads are to blame for your injury, you must take quick action. Before filing your claim against a municipality, you must deliver notice of your intention. This must be done within 10 days of the accident. If more than one municipality is named in your claim, you need to deliver this notice to the clerk of each one.
Be aware that each municipality may have specific guidelines governing the delivery of your intent to file a claim. Therefore, you should check with each one for their particular guidelines.
What if you’ve already missed the 10-day requirement for delivering notice? You may still have a chance. Under Ontario’s Municipal Act, a judge can determine whether you have a reasonable cause for failing to provide notice within the required time frame. In many cases, they may excuse you from that requirement if you can prove your injuries prevented you from meeting the deadline.
ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYERS IN BARRIE
If potholes or other poor road conditions are to blame for your injuries, don’t lose precious time. Every lawyer at Littlejohn Barristers in Barrie has the specialized expertise you need to meet the required deadlines and build your case. We serve injured clients in Barrie and the surrounding communities. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation and find out if you have a case.