Property owners and managers have a responsibility to make their premises safe. When they do not take the necessary actions to make the property safe for others, and an accident injury occurs there, the law may hold them accountable for the harm.
This is an area of personal injury law called “premises liability.”
The Ohio premises liability lawyers of Abramson & O’Connell, LLC have years of experience in cases involving unsafe premises. We have represented individuals who sustained serious injuries at hospitals, apartments, hotels, workplaces, restaurants and assisted-living facilities for the elderly and disabled. If you have a specific case to discuss, please schedule a complimentary premises liability telephone consultation to talk with us.
Factors Involved in Premises Liability Accidents
Many different types of factors relating to a property owner/manager’s negligence can cause a serious injury, such as brain injury, spinal cord injury or even a wrongful death. They include factors such as:
- Landlord’s failure to fix dangerous walkways or other unsafe conditions
- Poor maintenance of parking lots, sidewalks and staircases.
- Lack of cautionary signage (often the case in construction site accidents)
- Falling objects
- Construction defects
- Insufficient supervision or fencing at a swimming pool
- Inadequate security
- Defective or absent smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors
How a Premises Liability Attorney Can Help
It is important to know that not every type of injury that occurs on another person’s property would qualify as a premises liability case. An experienced premises liability lawyer can help guide you through the process. If you do have a valid claim for your injuries, you can seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses (past, present and future)
- Loss of wages (past, present and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of life enjoyment
If you are concerned you suffered injuries because of the negligence of a premises owner or manager, please contact our Columbus, Ohio premises liability attorneys at 614-461-6066 or send an email inquiry to schedule a free consultation.