Slip and Fall Claims: Do I have one?

What makes a slip and fall case in Ohio?

Many residents of our region have been wondering whether or not they have a slip and fall case if they are injured on an ice-covered sidewalk or parking lot.

Our office has been fielding several questions surrounding this issue as well as responding to emails. We were also asked by WTOL News 11 to offer legal guidance in a recent segment that addressed the slip and fall issue.

The truth is that a slip and fall case does not apply if someone slips on an icy sidewalk. If you were to walk through your neighborhood and fall on another homeowner’s sidewalk, you would not be able to file a claim against them.

On the other hand, if you were at a place of business and you were injured due to a premises liability, you would want to contact a slip and fall lawyer to assist in your case.

An injury that you may have sustained in an accident that was preventable would fall under this category. This would mean if the property owner had not kept the conditions of the area up to par, they could be held responsible. If you are wondering if your case would fall under this category, call our personal injury lawyers at 800.637.8170.

Premises Liability

Some examples of conditions that would fall under premises liability would include:

  • Unsafe walking conditions
  • Faulty railings
  • Unsafe lighting – making walkways dangerous
  • Unsafe storage of merchandise

If an injury did come out of a conditions similar to those listed above, there are several types of compensation that could be sought. These would include compensation to cover your medical bills, time off of work or lost wages, and any pain and suffering that has resulted from the accident.

If you would like to speak to a lawyer directly about a slip and fall accident that you are either confused about or think that you have a legitimate claim, call our Ohio attorneys at 800.637.8170.

You can also watch the below clip from WTOL News to learn more about slip and falls in Ohio, with Attorney Mike Bruno explaining the different situations.

 

 

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