Premises Liability And Slip And Fall
Many injuries due to inadequate property or equipment maintenance occur every year in Ohio. Visitors and workers at commercial, industrial and apartment properties find themselves victims of serious cuts, broken bones or severe injuries when parking lots, walkways, stairs, appliances, tools, machines or other areas or objects are improperly maintained. If you have experienced an injury due to poor maintenance of an area or object on a company’s or an individual’s property, you need to be free to focus on your recovery.
What Constitutes Unacceptable Maintenance?
Liability is usually constituted when a property owner or an occupant of the property has caused a hazard that exposes people to potential accident injury, or when the owner or property occupant either was aware of the hazard, or should have been aware of its existence. The question becomes whether or not proper maintenance was required in order to have prevented the injury.
For example, if a roof leak causes a wet floor and a visitor slips and falls in the wet area, the property owner may be found responsible for the visitor’s injury.
Compensation For Victims
If you are injured in Ohio due to improper maintenance of a building or exterior area of a property, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
Why You Need An Experienced Ohio Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you need to obtain an Ohio personal injury attorney as soon as possible, in order to fully protect your rights. Ohio state law places restrictions on the amount of time that injured parties are allowed for filing a civil lawsuit to recover financial compensation for their losses.
If you have been injured at work, while shopping or visiting, a qualified personal injury lawyer can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve and to which you are legally entitled. Your lawyer will:
- Make sure you understand your rights and alternatives
- Work with the insurance companies
- Help you get the best doctors for your specific needs
- Manage payments of the medical bills
- Work with experts to investigate your accident
- Aggressively protect your rights and negotiate on your behalf
Insurance companies have large teams of their own experts, accident investigators and lawyers, all to help them avoid paying claims for personal injuries. You need your own strong team to ensure that you obtain the maximum compensation that the law allows for your injury.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of insufficient maintenance, contact the Sandel Law Firm at 844-SNDL-LAW (763-5529) or 330-666-2889 (ATTY) to discuss a premises liability claim. You can also use the form on this website to email me directly. We do not charge any attorney fees unless we obtain a court judgment or a settlement of your case that is in your favor.
We have offices in Akron/Canton and Cleveland.