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Slip and Fall Lawyers in Cleveland

If you were seriously injured in a slip and fall anywhere in the Cleveland area, remember, you have the right to recover compensation for all your damages if another party’s negligence is the cause. While insurance companies and property owners may try to stand in your way, a Cleveland slip-and-fall attorney from KNR could make the difference in your case.

At KNR, we will work tirelessly to get you answers, recover maximum compensation, and reduce your stress after a traumatic fall. We never charge any upfront fees, our consultations are always 100% free, and we are here to help you get justice after your slip and fall.

Contact KNR at (216) 658-1330 today.

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Where Do Cleveland Slip and Falls Happen?

Slip and fall accidents can occur virtually anywhere. It doesn’t matter whether you are shopping at Constantino’s Market on 1278 W. 9th St. or a new restaurant in the Residential District; slip and fall injuries happen when you least expect them.

Some common places in Cleveland where slip and fall injuries occur include:

  • Restaurants
  • Walkways and sidewalks
  • Shopping centers
  • Construction sites
  • Factories
  • Airports
  • Parks and rec centers
  • Warehouses
  • Parking garages
  • Stairwells
  • Business offices
  • Retail businesses
  • Government buildings
  • Grocery stores
  • Private residences
  • Entertainment spaces and venues
  • Other commercial buildings

Common Causes of Slip and Falls

Slip and fall accidents are commonly caused by property owner negligence. However, they can also be caused by failure to implement robust policies or another party’s recklessness.

Typical reasons for slips, trips, and falls are:

  • Debris in the walkway
  • Improper lighting
  • Improper maintenance
  • Negligence security
  • Lack of traffic signs
  • Neglected parking lots
  • Open sewer grates
  • Poor road design
  • Potholes
  • Snow and ice accidents
  • Uneven or broken walkways
  • Wet floors

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall injuries are often more debilitating than people realize. Your injuries can substantially impact whether you tripped in a grocery store or fell at a concert. When this happens, you have the right to take legal action against the liable party.

Common injuries seen after a slip and fall accident include:

  • Traumatic brain damage
  • Concussion and head injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Herniated discs and joint dislocations
  • Spinal cord injuries
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Compensation after a Slip and Fall Accident

Getting the at-fault party to pay what’s fair after their negligence causes you to slip, trip, or fall should be more accessible. That’s why the experienced Akron slip and fall lawyers at KNR make the legal process as easy as possible, so you recover the maximum compensation possible. Reach out to Kisling, Nestico & Redick today.

Learn more when you schedule your no-cost, risk-free consultation. Complete our form or call our Akron office at (330) 869-9007 to get started.

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How Filing a Slip & Fall Claim Benefits You

It can be intimidating to think about pursuing an insurance claim or a civil lawsuit against the party responsible for your fall. It doesn’t matter whether you fell due to a broken stair rail, tripped over cracked pavement, or slipped on a wet floor. If negligence caused your injuries, they must be held accountable.

The claims process can vary case by case. However, generally, you can expect the following after a slip and fall:

  • Your lawyer to open up an investigation to establish liability and gather valuable evidence to prove fault.
  • Your attorney will determine whether you can file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurer.
  • Your lawyer will negotiate to secure a fair and full settlement or bring your case to court if the liable party refuses to accept responsibility.

Proving Negligence Caused Your Fall

Proving negligence is essential in any slip and fall claim. The elements of slip & fall negligence are:

  • The property owner/manager owed you a duty of care
  • The duty of care was breached in some way
  • That breach caused your fall, injuries, and losses

Recoverable Damages

Slip and fall injury victims are entitled to a total recovery of their damages. Potential damages you may be able to recover as part of your claim include:

  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Skin scarring and disfigurement
  • Medical bills and hospital fees

You can better understand how much your slip and fall injury claim could be worse when you discuss your damages in greater detail with your personal injury lawyer at KNR.

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We Help Cleveland Slip and Fall Victims

It is easy to become overwhelmed by the claims process or a potential slip-and-fall lawsuit. When you are still recuperating, you may be unsure how to proceed or whether you want to put in the effort it will take to get justice and recover your damages.

Your best option is to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible about your case and how to proceed. This is the best way to calculate what you’re owed and the ideal way to recover it.

With KNR’s slip-and-fall attorneys, you can rest easier. We’re here to alleviate your stress and seek max compensation while you focus on recuperating.

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Cleveland Slip and Fall FAQs

Can you sue for a slip and fall if there was a warning sign?

Property owners who place warning signs near hazards hope to reduce their liability in the event of an injury. However, if the warning sign was not put in a location where it was easily seen, or the sign did not accurately inform you of the hazards or dangers, you could still file an insurance claim or a civil lawsuit.

Since Ohio is a modified comparative negligence state, if your portion of fault does not exceed 50%, you can still recover compensation for your damages.

Who’s at fault for a parking lot or garage slip and fall?

When slip and fall injuries occur in parking lots or garages, the individual or entity who owns the parking lot can be sued for damages if their negligence contributed to your injuries.

What is the statute of limitations for Cleveland slip and fall cases?

Ohio Revised Code ORC § 2305.10 clearly states that the statute of limitations for slip and fall injury claims is two years.

Although that may seem like plenty of time to pursue your claim, the sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the more likely we can recover crucial supporting evidence that may only be available for a short period. The courts will prohibit you from pursuing your case civilly if your slip and fall injury claim is not filed before this deadline.

What is the open and obvious rule?

The open and obvious rule allows property owners to avoid being found liable for injury victim’s damages if the dangerous conditions could be considered obvious and open to other reasonable individuals.

Our Cleveland Legal Team Will:

  • Investigate, collect evidence, and find those at fault for your accident.
  • Interview witnesses, medical professionals, and experts to show how your life was impacted.
  • Communicate with the insurer, clarify liability, and pursue max compensation.
  • Determine your accident’s full and fair value – what you lost and deserve.
  • Keep you informed and involved. KNR is available by phone, text, email, or Zoom.
  • Protect your rights and, if necessary, take your case to court.
  • Never charge you upfront. If there’s no recovery, there’s no cost.

It is more than likely that the liable party will do whatever they can to reduce their financial obligation to you. For this reason, it is essential to retain the guidance and support of experienced attorneys who can help ensure you are compensated fairly for your suffering.