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Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their land and buildings for business clients, residents, customers, or any other people who have an authorized reason to be on their property. When property owners fail to fulfill their obligation of maintaining their land and buildings, visitors and clients conducting business on the property run the risk of sustaining personal injuries.
Slip and fall accidents, defective sidewalks, building code violations, poor construction, and staircase accidents caused by weather-related neglect, shoddy building materials, and unfenced pets are all liabilities for negligent property owners. Such liabilities can have devastating and long-term consequences for innocent victims.
Premises liability cases address these liability issues and require property owners to pay retribution by helping victims seek compensation for their losses. Call us today at (330) 488-1234 or use our online contact form to reach out. If you have sustained an accident or injuries related to slipping and falling on public property or have experienced another incident on another person’s premises due to poor design or neglect of upkeep, or have sustained any other premises injuries in Ohio, you may be able to open a premises liability lawsuit.
Premises Liability Claims
Local, federal, and state laws may vary when it comes to premise maintenance requirements for property owners. No matter what type of premise injury you’ve sustained, our skilled premises liability attorneys will help you follow up with your premise injury case by seeking treatment, recovering your health and mobility, and gaining compensation for your loss.
Slip and fall lawyers are an important part of pursuing your personal injury claim. With our help, you will be able to navigate the legal process and medical system toward receiving compensation, returning to work, getting health coverage, and recovering your mobility; all the while ensuring property owners follow up on their responsibility to maintain safe areas for people.
Common Types of Premises Accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents, such as on wet/slippery parking lots, walkways, sidewalks, supermarket floors, etc.
- Trip-and-fall accidents, resulting from cracked or corrupted sidewalks, loose extension cords or cables, torn carpet or messy rugs, and other walking hazards
- Falls, often related to stairs, loose or missing railings, and construction site hazards
- Swimming pool accidents
- Electrocution from faulty wiring
- Object force, from flying or falling objects such as debris, products, rotating doors, tools, etc.
- Dog bites
- Water leaks or flooding
- Amusement park accidents
- Chemical fumes or other toxins
- Elevator and escalator incidents, usually because of improper maintenance
Common Premises-Related Accident Locations in Ohio
Locations that tend to appear often in Ohio premises-related accident cases include:
- Construction sites
- Private residences/apartment buildings
- Commercial buildings
- Entertainment or sports venues
- Professional offices
- Government buildings or offices
No matter how or where you sustained a premise injury, an accident might not be your fault. You could be entitled to compensation even if you were partially to blame; thus, it’s important to speak with an experienced premises liability attorney before making assumptions or statements about your premises injuries.
Most Common Types of Premises Liability Cases
Just because you were injured on someone else’s property does not necessarily mean the property owner was negligent, even if the property was in an unsafe condition. To win a premises liability case, you must show that the property owner knew or should reasonably have known that the premises were unsafe or needed maintenance but failed to address the problem. You also must demonstrate that you were an authorized visitor on the property and not trespassing.
Common types of premise liability cases include:
- Slip and Fall cases (generally known as the most straightforward premises liability cases)
- Inadequate building security
- Swimming pool accidents
Seeking Compensation After a Premises Liability Injury
If you or a loved one have sustained an injury due to the actions or negligence of another person or entity, you may be able to open a premises liability or personal injury case and seek compensation for your loss. Medical treatment and rehabilitation related to slip-and-fall injuries are often long term and can be incredibly costly. That is why it is important to seek payment for damages if you believe you are not at fault for injuries sustained on somebody’s property.
You may also wish to file a personal injury lawsuit and/or claim workers’ compensation, particularly if your injury occurred on the job or if you are seeking continued treatment for your injuries. You may be able to recoup a number of losses and sustain further rehabilitation in a Canton personal injury lawsuit. The premises liability and personal injury attorneys at KNR have helped numerous Canton-area accident victims and injury patients gain compensation for physical, psychological, and financial damages.
Our Canton Premises Liability Lawyers Can Help You
Our skilled legal team at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you seek compensation for any premises liability injuries and effects you sustained from accidents resulting from negligence or other structural incompetencies. We have 11 locations throughout Ohio, covering extensive ground and including many regions and cities in the state. In addition to premises liability injuries, our diverse team of attorneys has skills in numerous legal areas including wrongful deaths, truck accidents, work injuries, and motorcycle accidents.
If you have any questions regarding your premises liability case, call our Canton lawyers at (330) 488-1234 or reach us via our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Ohio premises liability and personal injury attorney.