Premises Liability / Slip and Fall
Business establishments and property owners have a legal obligation to ensure that their land, buildings and walkways are safe for their authorized guests. If a person sustains catastrophic injuries or dies because of dangerous conditions on another person’s property, the property owner may be liable.
While premises liability cases often refer to “slip and fall” accidents, there are several other types of property owner negligence that can result in people suffering serious injuries. Because a property owner will almost always argue that your injuries were the result of your own carelessness in these cases, it is extremely important to contact a skilled personal injury attorney who can help you hold negligent parties accountable.
Cincinnati Premises Liability / Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you sustained catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed because of a property owner’s negligence, you should obtain legal representation as soon as possible. Steiden Law Offices represents victims in slip and fall accidents and other premises liability cases throughout Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky.
Our firm has been serving residents of Hamilton County in Ohio as well as Boone County and Kenton County in Kentucky for 20 years. We can review your case and discuss your legal options during a free consultation when you call (513) 888-8888 today.
Kentucky and Ohio Premises Liability / Slip and Fall Accidents Overview
- How do you prove a property owner was liable?
- What are some examples of these types of accidents?
- Where do these kinds of accidents happen?
People who sustain injuries in slip and fall accidents have a short period of time to pursue a legal claim. In Ohio, the statute of limitations for a premises liability lawsuit is two years from the date of the injury, and a victim has only one year in Kentucky.
In these cases, the victim will need to prove three things in order to prove the property owner was negligent:
- The property owner or an employee of the business on the property either caused the dangerous condition or should have known about the dangerous condition, and the property owner or the employee should have known the authorized guest would not recognize the danger
- The property owner or an employee of the business on the property did nothing to make the dangerous condition safe for the authorized guest or provide warning about the condition
- The authorized guest did not know, was not provided warning, and had no reason to be aware of the dangerous condition
A slip and fall accident is a fairly straight forward claim in which a victim sustains injuries after slipping (or tripping) and falling because of a dangerous condition on someone’s property. Specific types of slip and fall accidents and other types of premises liability cases may include:
- Accidents caused by improper or negligent maintenance
- Broken handrails and stairs
- Building code violations
- Dangerous steps
- Defective electrical wiring
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Faulty elevators, escalators, or other equipment
- Insufficient or negligent security
- Poor construction
- Poorly lit parking lots or walkways
- Porch, stair, or balcony collapse
- Staircase accidents
- Uneven, cracked, or otherwise damaged and dangerous sidewalks, pavement, or roadways
- Wet, icy or otherwise slippery floors, walkways, sidewalks, or steps
There are many types of property on which a slip and fall or other premises liability claim can arise from. Some of the common locations include, but are not limited to:
- Amusement parks
- Apartment buildings
- Arenas or stadiums
- “Big Box” stores, grocery stores, or supermarkets
- Department stores
- Government buildings
- Hotels or resorts
- Office buildings
- Parking lots
- Playgrounds and parks
- Private homes
- Public restrooms
- Retail stores
- Shopping malls
- Swimming pools
Find a Premises Liability / Slip and Fall Lawyer in Cincinnati
Steiden Law Offices helps the victims of slip and fall accidents as well as other premises liability cases. Our personal injury attorneys represent residents of such Ohio and Kentucky communities as Cincinnati, Blue Ash, Forest Park, Norwood, Covington, Erlanger, and Florence.
We will fight to obtain all of the compensation you are entitled to for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call (513) 888-8888 right now to have our firm provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free, confidential consultation.