This article is about trip and falls that happen on public or government property like a sidewalk, public washroom or public park. For more information about trip and falls on Private Property or on Commercial Property, please see related articles.
Common causes of trip and falls on public property
Spring thaw brings with it the potential for uneven sidewalks, loose steps and cracks in the ground. Spring in Ontario is often called “Pothole Season” for the crumbling streets and pavements that characterize this time of year. Each year the city launches an annual blitz to repair infrastructure that lasts well into April. In the meantime potholes and other obstacles pose a danger to pedestrians and cars alike.