Premises liability means that property and business owners have a responsibility to take steps to keep their premises safe. When they fail to meet this responsibility, an accident can happen that leaves people seriously hurt. The Columbus attorneys at Gervelis Law Firm build strong cases that hold negligent owners accountable.
If you’ve been hurt in Columbus, our lawyers can help
Where do premises liability accidents happen in Columbus? They can happen at stores, shopping malls, restaurants, bars, stadiums, parking lots, parking garages, hotels and private homes. Examples of premises liability accidents include:
- Slipping and falling
- Tripping over damaged carpet or flooring
- Being attacked due to negligent security
- Suffering a dog bite while at someone’s home
Depending on the accident, victims can suffer a wide range of injuries. These can include lacerations, broken bones and injuries to the head, neck or back. More serious examples include spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury. Medical expenses can add up quickly.
Recovering financial compensation after a premises liability accident in Columbus can be difficult. Property and business owners often don’t accept responsibility and deny doing anything wrong. Insurance companies may deny any liability or minimize your injuries so they can pay you as little as possible.
We know that strong cases are built on facts. That’s why we investigate your accident ourselves. Our legal team gathers evidence, including any photos or video. We review any accident reports and seek access to safety records. We locate witnesses and interview them. If needed, we consult experts who can help us understand what happened.
The insurance company may contact you with a settlement offer. As your bills start to add up, it can be tempting to accept. It is likely a lowball offer that doesn’t come close to covering all the damages you suffered. Our Columbus lawyers think that you should get the compensation you are entitled to receive.
Contact an experienced Columbus attorney today
Our goal after you’ve been hurt in a Columbus premises liability accident is to help you recover maximum compensation. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injury, lost wages if you couldn’t work and other damages, such as pain and suffering.
Many times, our Columbus lawyers can negotiate a settlement that meets your needs, but we are always prepared to fight for you in court.
If you’ve been hurt on another’s property in Columbus, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. This helps us to build the strongest case we can. Over time, evidence can be lost or destroyed, and the memories of witnesses can fade.
Learn more about how our Columbus premises liability lawyers can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. There’s no cost – and if we do represent you, there are no upfront fees. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis. That means you owe us nothing unless we win.