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Premises Liability

Our Ohio attorneys hold property owners accountable for accidents on their premises

A common injury claim arises from accidents on property. If you step onto someone's property - whether it's a friend's home, a restaurant, a shopping mall, a parking lot, etc. - you have a reasonable expectation of not getting injured. If you do get hurt because of the property owner's negligence, you may have grounds for a premises liability claim.

Such cases might sound straightforward, but can become complicated. You may sustain a personal injury on a property and argue it was the business owner or landlord's fault. But the insurance company for the defendant may argue your actions contributed to the accident.

At Gervelis Law Firm, we understand how frustrated victims can feel trying to deal with negligent property owners. If you were injured, you should not have to pay for their reckless or negligent behavior. If you need help with a claim, we're here for you. Contact us and find out how out what our law firm can do for you. Call (866) 622-4096.

What is a premises liability accident?

Premises liability is a term used to describe a property owner's responsibilities for property used by the public. Property owners must make sure property used by the pubic does not put people at risk. This includes maintaining the property and providing adequate security.

An important part of premises liability claims involves proving that the property owner knew his or her property could be dangerous, but did nothing to correct the situation. Common premises liability accidents include:

  • Dog bites - Dog owners have a responsibility to protect people from dog attacks.
  • Amusement park accidents - Ohio amusement parks like Fun 'n' Stuff, Extreme Air Trampoline Park, Cedar Point and other places can be lots of fun. Unfortunately, accidents can happen here when you least expect as well.
  • Negligent security attacks - Property owners have a responsibility to protect people from attacks on public property. This includes installing adequate lighting and security if necessary to prevent assaults, rapes and muggings.
  • Swimming pool accidents - Swimming pool drownings and other serious injuries sometimes occur at private and public swimming pools.

How can an Ohio premises liability attorney help me?

When you have an experienced premises liability lawyer working for you, you can level the playing field when negotiating with insurance companies or business owners for the money you rightfully deserve.

Many property owners often deny any wrongdoing. That's why it's critical that you obtain evidence documenting exactly what happened and why the property owner should be held accountable for your injury.

Don't wait to talk to us. Call today. You must meet deadlines to file your claim. The faster we can get started, the better chances you will have of getting the result you need.

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