Gervelis Law Firm
1650 W. Market Street, Suite 30
Akron, OH 44313
Premises liability simply means that property and business owners have a responsibility to keep their premises reasonably safe. Failing to meet this responsibility is negligence. Unfortunately, this negligence is usually discovered when there's an accident and somebody gets seriously hurt.
You have a right to expect that reasonable steps have been taken to help keep you safe. This applies to:
- Other people's homes
- Parking lots
- Amusement parks
Accidents caused by negligence can happen in many different ways. A shopper may slip and fall because of a wet floor. Someone may be attacked in a parking garage that has inadequate security. A patron may trip over a cord or damaged rug in a restaurant. Or there could be a swimming pool accident at a hotel.
People can suffer a variety of injuries in premises liability accidents. Minor injuries can include cuts and bruises and strains and sprains. Some people may suffer broken bones or internal injuries. Others may be seriously injured, suffering traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury.
As a result of these injuries, you may need surgery, hospitalization, medication and physical therapy. You may be unable to go back to work for some time, resulting in a loss of income. Meanwhile, your medical expenses add up quickly and the regular bills don't stop coming in. It can become much more difficult to make ends meet.
Our goal is helping you recover the maximum compensation possible
If you were injured in a premises liability accident, you may be able to recover financial compensation. But these cases can be difficult. The property owner may deny any responsibility and may even try to blame you for what happened. Insurance companies are mainly interested in their profit margin and will try to pay you as little as possible - preferably nothing.
That's why you need an experienced premises liability attorney to fight for you. Our attorneys know how to build strong cases that insurance companies can't ignore. We investigate your accident to get the facts about what happened. We know where to look for evidence that proves you were the victim of negligence.
When insurance companies see that we are serious about pursuing compensation, they often agree to settlement negotiations. But we are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. If a settlement is not possible, our skilled attorneys will fight for you in court, where we have won many awards for clients.
If you were hurt on someone else's property, it's important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. State law gives you two years from the date of injury to pursue legal action. But it's best to start building a case right away, before evidence is lost or destroyed and the memories of witnesses fade.
Learn more about how Gervelis Law Firm can help. Call 330-835-2943 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our premises liability attorneys.