If your fall took place on a highway or bridge that is within the jurisdiction of a municipality, a short notice period applies. The Municipal Act (“the Act”) requires the victim of a slip and fall who intends to commence an action for damages to give written notice of his/her intention to do so, within 10 days after the fall. The notice must state the injury suffered. Failure to give notice within the 10-day period is not fatal to the claim if the victim dies as a result of injuries. Moreover, the failure to give notice within the statutory timeline above may not be fatal to the victim’s right to recover damages against the municipality if he or she had a reasonable excuse for such failure and the municipality is not prejudiced by such failure.