Cincinnati Slip and Fall Attorneys
Slips and falls may bring up cartoon images of the coyote slipping on a banana peel, but the fact is that slips and falls are the cause of many injuries each year across the United States, with older people more at risk of severe injury. Some of these injuries can inhibit mobility, hampering independent living.
If you or a loved one was injured in a slip and fall accident in the Greater Cincinnati area, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries by bringing a premises liability case. Premises liability is the legal recourse for holding property owners and business owners accountable for accidents that happen at their locations.
To win your claim for slip and fall injuries, you must prove that someone else is liable for the injuries you sustained. A knowledgeable attorney with Lawrence & Associates can help guide you each step of the way and will take the steps that you need to increase your chances of success in your claim while you recover from your injuries. Contact us today at (513) 351-5997 to learn more.
Why You Need a Lawyer
The key to premises liability claims for slip and fall accidents is to establish liability. In this situation, liability means that another person or company was responsible for the conditions that caused your injuries. It may sound simple, but there are critical legal elements that need to be established to prevail in these types of claims. Attorneys are highly educated in the law, and they know how to present the kinds of evidence that will give you the best chance of success at recovering maximum compensation.
In order to hold another party responsible for your injuries, you must prove that they recognized a dangerous condition that they should have repaired or that they caused the dangerous condition that led to your accident. These elements can be laid out in your claim to prove negligence, which establishes that the business or property owner owed you a duty of care and their breach of that duty caused your accident. It may sound confusing, but the experienced Cincinnati premises liability attorneys at Lawrence & Associates know exactly how to establish what you need to build a successful claim so that you can recover compensation for your injuries.
Working with a lawyer does more than clarify how to make an initial claim for premises liability; our team of qualified lawyers can help you navigate all legal proceedings, including potential settlements so that you can maximize your chances of success. Our legal professionals have seen all types of cases, and we know when to settle with the insurance companies and when to reject a ba settlement offer to seek justice for our clients in court. We guarantee that you will receive the best representation possible for a premises liability claim in Cincinnati when you choose Lawrence & Associates for your claim.
Why Choose Us?
Lawrence & Associates is dedicated to achieving justice for our clients in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Our experienced team of attorneys and legal professionals serve our community with compassionate yet aggressive representation in all types of personal injury cases, including slips and falls.
Slip and fall cases can lead to significant medical bills as well as time away from work. At Lawrence & Associates we understand your need to get your life back to normal, and we can help. We are results-oriented and strive for success in each case we handle. In recent years, we have brought in millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for our clients, and we will use all of our resources to achieve the same kind of justice for you.
Cases We Handle
Lawrence & Associates frequently deals with personal injury cases, including slips and falls. The most common types of slip and fall cases occur when a property owner or maintenance worker fails to keep their property in a safe condition. In Ohio, we have laws that outline how landowners must maintain their properties to keep them safe for customers, visitors, and guests. These laws apply to both business owners and homeowners. When a landowner fails to maintain or repair their property, and it leads to a slip and fall injury, they are negligent and can be held liable by compensating you for the injuries you sustain.
The most common types of slip and fall cases are:
- Indoor slip and falls: Indoor slip and fall accidents are most commonly caused by liquid spills or remnants of cleaning solution on a hard floor surface. The wet surface closely resembles ice and becomes excessively slippery. These accidents can usually be prevented with the use of cautionary signs to warn of the wet surface. Failure of a business establishment to display a warning sign or to promptly and adequately clean up a spill can be used as evidence to establish their negligence.
- Outdoor slip and falls: Outdoor slip and fall accidents are generally caused by inadequate lighting, weather conditions (rain, snow, or ice), or hazardous debris that can cause people to trip, fall, and become injured. In the same way that indoor accidents can be prevented with signage, outdoor accidents can also be prevented with visible warnings, and property owners have a duty to repair any hazardous conditions they know about. The failure to warn or repair promptly can lead to the property owner’s liability for your injuries.
- Shopping injuries: There are a number of common shopping hazards that cause slip and falls beyond liquids on hard surfaces. Shopping carts can tip over; objects can fall from overhead shelves, stores can be overcrowded and cause shoppers to fall and be trampled, and more. These injuries can be quite serious and have increased risks of head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and more. Store owners must abide by premises liability laws that require them to exercise reasonable care to ensure that their store is reasonably safe from hidden, anticipating some potential dangers, such as large crowds during holiday sales.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from these types of accidents or any other slip, trip and fall incidents, an experienced lawyer at Lawrence & Associates can advise you on how to proceed with a claim.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the attorneys of Lawrence & Associates can help you. We have provided some answers to some frequently asked questions below, and are available to discuss your case when you call us at (513) 351-5997.
Slip and Fall Statistics
Slip and fall accidents are more dangerous to older adults than any other form of injury. Close to 2 million people are treated for slip and fall injuries annually. More than 17,000 people (often older adults) die from slip and fall injuries each year. Slip and fall injuries cause broken bones, incapacitation, long-term complications, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and, sometimes, death.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident in the Greater Cincinnati area, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries to cover medical bills, time away from work, and other damages. Call an experienced premises liability attorney with Lawrence & Associates at (513) 351-5997 today for a free evaluation of your case.