If you or someone in your family was seriously harmed on the property of another person or business, you may have a premises liability claim. These cases are complicated because Ohio law considers a variety of factors for determining fault in each unique accident. Common premises liability cases include slipping on a patch of ice, tripping on slippery or inadequately marked stairs, and swimming pool-related injuries. All property owners are legally required to maintain the safety of their property. Property owners who open their property to the public, such as businesses and municipal parks, have an even greater duty to keep their premises safe. If you’re hurt because of a property owner’s negligence, you may be looking at a pile of medical bills. You may also be unable to work and perform other necessary activities. You shouldn’t have to bear the cost of another person’s negligence, so the law makes property owners liable for injuries sustained on their property due to unsafe conditions.
Your legal rights may depend on the nature of your visit to the property and the type of condition or danger that caused the injury. Trespassers, for example, may have fewer rights than invited guests. It’s important to review your case with an experienced premises liability lawyer because the law is complicated and a seemingly minor detail can affect the outcome of your entire case.
Premises Liability Accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Dog bites/animal attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
- Failure to secure
- Elevator/escalator accidents
- Recreational accidents (ATVs, motorbikes, boats)
If you have been seriously injured on the property of another person or business, talk to an experienced premises liability lawyer about your potential premises liability claim. Contact our Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky personal injury attorneys at DGM&S by calling 1-800-223-8897 to discuss your case and schedule a free initial consultation.