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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 (419) 324-8205 or use our online contact form to reach out.
Premises Liability Claims
Indoor and outdoor accidents at property locations can be the cause of premises liability claims. Incidents on private, public, and businesses premises are commonly cited grounds for seeking compensation. A 2005 study by the US Department of Justice found that premises liability cases were one of the most common types of jury-decided personal injury cases in the US.
Our Youngstown premises liability attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have the knowledge and understanding you need to navigate the legal process while you are dealing with a painful personal injury. 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 Youngstown, you may be able to open a premises liability lawsuit.
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 due to improper maintenance
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 Premises-Related Accident Locations in Ohio
Locations that tend to crop up 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 and where you sustained a premise injury, an accident might not be your fault. You may be able to gain compensation even if you were partially to blame. So it is important to speak with an experienced premises liability attorney before making assumptions or statements about your injuries.
The Cost of Premise Injury
Premise injuries can leave you with serious physical damage and psychological side effects. A premise injury may be severe enough to cause permanent or long-lasting damage. Premise injuries may be keeping you in varying degrees of pain, out of work, on disability, in debt, or simply unable to participate in your day-to-day life at full capacity. On-premise injuries can require both nonsurgical care as well as invasive surgery, and may also need weeks of physical therapy to rectify the problem and eliminate the pain.
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 Youngstown premises liability attorneys at KNR will help you follow up with your premise injury case by seeking treatment, recovering your health and mobility, and gaining compensation for your loss.
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.
Our KNR Youngstown premises liability attorneys can guide you through every step of understanding the legal process of pursuing negligent property owners, help you get appropriate treatment, and assist you in seeking compensation for injuries.
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 Youngstown personal injury lawsuit. The premises liability and personal injury attorneys at KNR have helped numerous Youngstown-area accident victims and injury patients gain compensation for physical, psychological, and financial damages.
Our Youngstown 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 affects you sustained from accidents resulting from negligence or other structural incompetencies. We have eleven 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 Youngstown lawyers at (419) 324-8205 or contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Ohio premises liability and personal injury attorney.