Can You Recover Compensation If You Were the Victim of a Crime in Ohio?
Posted in: Premises Liability
Legal Help for the Injured
Property owners are responsible for maintaining their land and buildings for clients, residents, customers, or others authorized to be there. When property owners fail to fulfill their obligation, visitors run the risk of sustaining serious injuries.
Slip and fall accidents, defective sidewalks, poor construction, unkept parking lots, neglected staircases, and aggressive pets are all examples of property hazards and potential premises liability accidents. And while the circumstances of your situation will be unique, if you are hurt because a business or property wasn’t kept safe, you may be eligible for compensation for your losses.
Call KNR today at (330) 729-1090 for a free case evaluation with a Youngstown slip and fall lawyer.
Accidents at properties, like falls in the grocery store, are a common occurrence. A study by the US Department of Justice found premises liability cases were one of the most frequent types of personal injury cases in the US.
Locations where Ohio slip and fall claims and other premises-related accidents regularly happen include:
While not every slip and fall rises to the level of neglect, a property accident can result from any number of causes:
A slip and fall is unexpected. Many people don’t know what steps to take. If you believe another party was responsible for your accident and need compensation to recover, our attorneys recommend that you:
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.
To successfully file a premises liability, claim or slip and fall lawsuit, you must establish:
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 attorney before making assumptions or statements about your injuries.
Fight for Everything You’re Owed
Depending on the severity of your injuries and other factors involved, you may be able to recover compensation for the economic and non-economic damages related to your fall. This could be the difference in recouping the wages you lost, getting the medical treatment you need, and putting your life back together.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a Youngstown slip and fall, you could pursue an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Whether you hurt your knee because a spill wasn’t properly cleaned or a loved one broke their leg in a parking lot, you may be entitled to:
Medical treatment and rehabilitation related to slip-and-fall injuries are often long-term and can be costly. That is why it is important to seek payment for all your damages if you believe you are not at fault and not rush into accepting a lowball insurance settlement just to resolve things quickly.
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What Makes KNR Special?
A serious injury after a fall can be painful and disrupt every part of your life. It’s often difficult to determine who is financially liable for property accidents, and cases can quickly become complex. Property owners and their insurance companies will seek to distance themselves and blame you for the incident.
Do not hesitate to seek legal help if you or a loved one are hurt on someone’s property. At KNR, our attorneys will:
Our team can guide you through every step of filing a slip and fall claim or premises liability lawsuit, fully document your financial losses, help you get appropriate medical treatment, and aggressively seek maximum compensation.