Deadlines

Strict, statutory deadlines may apply in certain circumstances. These deadlines require injured individuals to deliver early, written notice of personal injury claims.

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Limitation Periods and Notice Requirements:

Strict, statutory deadlines may apply in certain circumstances. These deadlines require injured individuals to deliver early, written notice of personal injury claims.

For example, under the Ontario Municipal Act, if you have been injured on a municipal roadway or bridge in Ontario, formal written notice of your claim must be provided within ten (10) days to the municipality responsible for your injury (unless certain strict exceptions apply). If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Ontario, notice of your intention to commence an action for loss or damage from bodily injury or death must be delivered to the at-fault party’s insurer within 120 days of the accident, in most circumstances.

Seek legal representation by a qualified personal injury lawyer immediately in such circumstances to protect your interests and to ensure that timely notice is delivered, as required.

A court action must, in most circumstances, be commenced within two years of the date of an accident or injury. If the injured party is a minor, the two year period commences when age of majority is reached.

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