You shouldn’t have to worry about whether someone else’s home, business, or property is safe when you step foot on it. Unfortunately, property owners don’t always uphold their responsibility to keep their guests, customers, and visitors safe—and that can lead to serious injuries.
At Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy, our Ohio premises liability lawyers fight for the rights of people like you who were hurt because of unsafe conditions on public and private properties. We know that you’re facing expensive medical bills that you might not be able to afford—especially if your injury prevents you from going back to work.
Our legal team has assisted injured victims throughout Ohio for more than 85 years, and we’ll use our experience to build a claim that maximizes your chances of getting full compensation. Contact us today by dialing (888) 900-6075 or completing a free online consultation form.
When Property Owners Are Negligent, Serious Injuries Can Occur
Whether it’s a private residence, a retail store, a construction site, or a tract of undeveloped land, many properties in Ohio have both hidden and visible defects and hazards that can cause people to suffer serious injuries.
Common causes of injuries on private and public properties include:
- Slips and falls caused by wet, slick, uneven, or broken surfaces and stairs
- Unsteady and unsecured products on shelves
- Poor lighting or lack of security and surveillance in the event of violent crimes
- Relaxed safety protocols on construction sites leading to the injuries of guests and visitors
- Drownings in private and public pools due to lack of barriers and lifeguards
- Trees falling on homes and businesses
If you’re unsure about whether you can pursue a claim for an injury you suffered on someone else’s property, it’s important that you speak with premises liability lawyers who know state laws and can help you understand your rights.
We’ll Uphold Your Rights and Fight to Prove the Property Owner’s Negligence
Ohio premises liability law says that property owners have a responsibility to provide levels of protection to people based on three categories:
Property owners must exercise care for the safety and protection of all invitees— people who were expressly or implicitly invited to their properties.
- Social guests
Property owners must avoid acts or activities that can put guests in danger, and they also must warn guests of potentially dangerous conditions or areas of their properties.
- Licensees and trespassers
Property owners must refrain willful, wanton, or reckless conduct that is likely to cause injury to licensees or trespassers, which can include invitees who enter areas outside of the invitation.
Ohio law also includes special provisions for recreational users, who are owed a lesser duty of care, and children, who are owed a greater duty of care than adults.
In order to successfully file a premises liability claim after you get hurt on someone else’s property, three criteria must be established:
- Conditions on the property were dangerous
- The property owner knew of or should have known of the dangerous conditions
- The property owner had a reasonable opportunity to fix the dangerous conditions or warn others about the conditions
At Nurenberg Paris, our Ohio premises liability lawyers will begin collecting evidence to prove all three criteria after you tell us about your injury on someone else’s property. There’s a two-year statute of limitations for filing premises liability claims in Ohio, and evidence can quickly disappear, so it’s important to call us right away after the accident.
Let Us Handle Your Claim While You Focus on Getting Better
Premises liability injuries can cause everything from broken bones and ligament damage to traumatic brain injuries and even paralysis. Your injury was severe, and you shouldn’t have to worry about collecting evidence, filling out paperwork, or talking to the insurance company. You deserve a chance to focus on your recovery while we handle your claim.
Contact Nurenberg Paris today. Our years of experience, track record of success, and talented legal team will work hard for you and your loved ones, and we’ll do everything we can to help you move forward with your life.