Ohio Slip & Fall Lawyers
Ohio Slip & Fall Lawyers
Ohio Premises Liability Cases
When you are a guest on someone else’s property — whether it’s their home, business, land, or other type of premises — you expect that you’ll be safe. You expect their property will be in a reasonable state of repair or that they’ll warn you if there’s some danger, such as a loose stair or a dog on the property that is unfriendly to strangers. It’s common courtesy, right? In Ohio, it’s also the law.
When you are injured because of a known, hidden danger on someone’s property, the owner may be legally responsible to compensate you for your medical expenses and other losses through a premises liability claim, often also known as slip-and-fall accidents or dog bite cases.
If you’ve suffered an injury because of a dangerous condition present on someone’s property, the Ohio personal injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help. Our team of skilled attorneys is dedicated to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve after an injury caused by a dangerous condition on someone’s premises.
Call 1-800-HURT-NOW to schedule a free consultation with an Ohio premises liability lawyer at Kisling, Nestico & Redick today.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is the area of personal injury law that deals with injuries suffered because of a hazard on someone’s property. In general, a property owner or operator may be liable for injuries caused because of a defect in the property that the owner knew about and either failed to correct or failed to warn you about.
Some common types of property defects that might lead to a premises liability case include:
- Broken steps or handrails that cause someone to trip or fall
- Spills or puddles that cause someone to slip and fall
- Cracks or holes in pavement that cause someone to trip and fall
- Poor lighting that obscures hazards
Through a premises liability claim, you may be able to receive compensation for your injury-related:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
Call Kisling, Nestico & Redick today at 1-800-HURT-NOW to learn your options for compensation for your premises liability case.
Important Exceptions to Ohio Premises Liability Claims
Although many types of injuries caused by dangerous premises can result in a premises liability claim, there are some exceptions under Ohio law when a property owner or operator may not be held legally responsible. Those include:
Open and Obvious Dangers — In general, if the hazard was something that should have been obvious to you and that you should have been able to avoid, Ohio law allows property owners or operators to use that as a defense in a premises liability case. One common example of an open and obvious danger is an icy sidewalk outside of a business. Many people think if you slip on the ice outside of someone’s business, that the owner is always responsible. However, Ohio law often considers an icy sidewalk a danger that you should have seen and been able to exercise appropriate caution to avoid.
Recreational Users — Ohio law carves out a specific exception for recreational users of a property. If a property owner allowed you to use their property for recreational purposes, such as hunting, fishing, or hiking, without charging you a fee, the owner or operator may not be liable in Ohio if you become injured while using the property. One of our experienced Ohio premises liability lawyers can explain whether your injury might fall within the recreational user exception.
Comparative Negligence — In Ohio, you may not be able to receive compensation for injuries related to a defect in someone’s property when your own actions or negligence contributed to your accident or caused the defect. For example, if you caused a spill that led to your slip-and-fall injury, the property owner may not be liable to compensate you.
Types of Cases We Handle
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our attorneys are prepared to handle a wide range of injury cases involving dangerous premises. Some of the most common types of cases we see include:
Dog Bites — In Ohio, a dog owner may be responsible to compensate you when their dog attacks you and causes injury. Our attorneys can explain what to expect from your dog bite claim.
Slip and Fall Accidents — If you slip, trip, or fall because of a dangerous condition on someone’s property, you may have a premises liability claim. Our attorneys can evaluate your case and your injuries and discuss your legal options.
Negligent Security — You may have a premises liability claim if you were the victim of a crime, such as an assault or robbery, on someone’s property and the owner or operator failed to provide adequate security. Our attorneys can explain whether you might have a negligent security claim and what to expect from the process.
Stair, Balcony, and Deck Accidents — If a stair, balcony, or deck fails in some way and you are injured, you may have a claim for compensation. Our attorneys can explain your options for pursuing a claim.
Swimming Pool Accidents — Swimming pools accidents happen every summer and often have tragic results, especially for children. Our lawyers can help you pursue compensation for an injury or death related to a swimming pool that was unattended, improperly secured, or otherwise dangerous.
Contact Our Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our lawyers have the passion and dedication to help you obtain justice for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. We understand how devastating a serious accident can be and the toll that an injury can take on your life. It’s our mission to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve and that will help you rebuild your life after a serious injury.
Our attorneys have more than 100 years of collective experience and have helped injured Ohioans obtain more than $450 million in settlements and verdicts since we opened our doors in 2005. Many of our attorneys have worked in the insurance industry or as personal injury defense lawyers before joining us, which means they know how personal injury cases work from every angle. That gives our attorneys an advantageous perspective on injury cases and how to build the strongest possible arguments in your favor.
Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW to schedule a free consultation with one of our Ohio premises liability lawyers today. We don’t charge any fees unless you obtain compensation for your case. One call does it all — learn how Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help with your case.