If you should suffer an injury because of a dangerous condition that you encountered while visiting a shopping mall, a grocery store or a medical facility – or any other business or space that is open to the public – you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
At Crandall & Pera Law, we represent people who have been injured in Ohio and Kentucky when they visited someone else’s property. You are welcome to meet with us for a no-obligation consultation to discuss your case and to review the legal options available to you.
Examples Of Premises Liability Cases
While property managers and owners are not expected to guarantee that visitors to their property will be completely safe from any potential hazard (known or unknown), they owe a duty of care to those who visit their property to maintain it in safe condition, remove the foreseeable hazards and warn visitors about the possible dangers that they are aware of but have not or cannot eliminate completely.
Premises liability cases include injuries caused by:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Falls on cracked, uneven pavement
- Snow and ice
- Nightclub or bar room brawls
- Public pools
- Amusement park accidents
- Inadequate security/lighting
- Structural defects
- Defective escalators/elevators
- Defective balconies, porches and decks
- Faulty handrails and staircases
- Animal attacks
Can Anyone Sue Because They Slipped And Fell?
Property owners cannot be held responsible for every accident that occurs on their property; sometimes, people are injured and there is nothing that could have been done to prevent it. There are different categories of visitors and the varying levels of responsibility a property owner has to a person entering their property under the law:
- Invitees are people whom you welcome to enter the property as guests, customers or clients, or anyone whom you have invited to a party or event to a facility that is open to the public.
- Licensees are tenants who rent space from you, or a guest renting a facility for an event such as a reception for which they have paid a fee.
- Trespassers are unwelcomed visitors who enter the property after hours and without permission. Whether they enter the property with the intention to commit a crime or not is irrelevant to definition.
It makes sense that an invitee to your property who suffered a serious injury when a display case tumbled over on top of them would have a better chance of recovering compensation for their injuries than a group of teens who trespassed on your property and injured themselves as they were rifling through the items in your storage warehouse.
Benefits Of Hiring A Lawyer
Premises liability cases are rarely simple. Take, for example, a tenant who is living in an apartment that has mold growing in the walls. They keep falling sick and develop a debilitating auto immune disease before it is discovered that the mold in the walls and ceiling has been causing their illnesses. Drawing a clear line of causation between the mold and the tenant’s injury and preparing a compelling case for the property owner’s liability are not an easy task.
When Crandall & Pera Law attorney are retained, we go to work investigating the case and preparing a claim. The tenant does not have to pay up front for the legal services, because we take cases on a contingency basis. This means that the plaintiff (tenant) does not have to pay any attorney fees until we have successfully recovered compensation for their injuries.
Rely On Crandall & Pera Law After A Slip-And-Fall Injury
Are you struggling with medical bills and other expenses after you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident? To learn more about what Crandall & Pera Law can do for you, call 855-444-6651 for a consultation or fill out our contact form.