Premises Liability

Ohio Premises Liability Lawyers

Under premises liability law, business and property owners are required to maintain premises that are free of hazardous conditions that could cause injury to visitors, customers, and the general public. If dangerous conditions exist on a property, the owners are required to warn others about those hazards. If their failure to maintain a reasonably safe property results in harm to others, they may be held financially responsible for all damages stemming from their negligence.

Types of Premises Liability Claims

Premises liability covers a wide variety of cases. Common premises liability accidents include slip and fall accidents caused by bad carpeting, narrow stairs, a wet floor, or uneven flooring. Other types of premises liability accidents that may occur include being electrocuted, becoming physically ill, or being injured by falling objects. Dangerous conditions that may cause premises liability accidents include the following:

  • Presence of dangerous chemicals or toxic substances
    • Overgrown trees
    • Cracked sidewalks
    • Building code violations
    • Poor construction
    • Shoddy materials
    • Defective electrical wiring
    • Potholes
    • Improperly maintained elevators and escalators
    • Slippery floors
    • Frayed carpeting
    • Falling objects or debris
    • Tripping hazards

Property owners have the obligation to keep their land and buildings safe for authorized visitors. When they fail to do so, people can suffer devastating injuries. Common premises liability injuries include the following: 

  • Electric shocks
    • Broken bones
    • Head and neck injuries
    • Burns
    • Spinal cord injuries

If you or a loved one sustains an injury on someone else’s property, it’s critical that you get in touch with a personal injury attorney at The Boerst Law Office immediately. A skilled attorney can help you preserve evidence, estimate the cost of accident-related damages, negotiate a settlement with the property owner, and represent you in court. An attorney may also bring in experts to investigate the cause of injuries and take photos of the property before the owner makes changes. 

What Can I Recover in a Premises Liability Lawsuit?

Medical bills to treat internal injuries and broken bones are often costly, and the nature of many fall accidents requires victims to undergo expensive treatment and rehabilitation over a long-term period. Other expenses include a loss of income if the victim was previously employed and future medical care. A victim in a premises liability accident may seek compensation for all of these expenses from the negligent property owner. Individuals may also be entitled to compensation for any lasting physical or emotional pain they suffer as a result of their injury. If a person dies as a result of another person’s negligence, the family of the deceased victim can collect compensation for pain and suffering and compensation for financial damage, such as loss of income.

Contact a Premises Liability Attorney in Ohio

If you’ve been injured on someone else’s premises, don’t suffer in silence. The experienced premises liability lawyers at The Boerst Law Office can help you pursue justice and compensation for your injuries. We’ve developed an impressive track record for handling all types of premises liability cases and would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your accident and answer any questions you may have. Call (419) 283-6401 or email

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