If you were injured in an accident on another person's property in Ohio, you may seek damages. Call John Brooks Cameron & Associates today for experienced legal guidance.
There were over 6.8 million non-fatal fall-related injuries in the United States in 2020, according to statistics from the National Safety Council. Under Ohio law, business and property owners are required to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition for customers, visitors, and other individuals who are legally allowed on the property. This involves making adequate repairs, routine inspection, or warning visitors about unsafe conditions or areas on the premises.
If you were hurt in an accident on someone else's property, you may be eligible to hold the property owner responsible and seek fair compensation. Since 1991, I have been providing comprehensive legal guidance and compassionate representation to clients in their premises liability claims. As an experienced Ohio personal injury attorney, I can fight for your rights and help seek the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and any additional pain and suffering you experienced.
My firm - John Brooks Cameron & Associates - proudly represents clients in Medina, Ohio, and throughout surrounding areas of Cuyahoga County, Summit County, Wooster County, and Akron County.
Premises liability is a legal concept that often arises in personal injury cases where an individual's injury is caused by the dangerous, unsafe, hazardous, or defective condition of someone else's property. Under Ohio law, individuals who are hurt due to the unsafe or defective conditions of a building are within their rights to seek damages for their premises-related injuries.
Some common injuries that may occur and result in premises liability claims include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Negligent security leading to assault or injury
- Balcony or porch collapses
- Accidents involving fire
- Water leaks or flooding
- Swimming pool accidents
- Stair collapse or defective staircases
- Defective and broken stair accidents
- Garage door accidents
- Elevator and escalator defects or accidents
- Oilfield accidents
- Snow and ice accidents
- Oil leaks
- Construction site accidents
- Inadequate maintenance of the property
- Toxic fumes or chemicals
However, premises-related injuries are not limited to private properties alone. Such incidents may also occur on public properties owned or managed by the government.
Private Property: Private properties include residential and commercial buildings, such as residential apartments, restaurants, retail stores, local supermarkets, and grocery stores.
Public Property: Public properties include public playgrounds, roadways, public schools, public libraries, sidewalks, parking lots, theme parks, and other government establishments.
In premises liability cases, both private and public property negligence are similar. An injured person may be able to recover damages for their premises-related injury on private property. Likewise, injured persons may pursue fair compensation from the government for premises-related injuries sustained on public property.
Whether you suffered your injuries in a grocery store, residential apartment, or public playground, you may bring a premises liability action against any negligent property owner to seek damages.
The following damages are available to victims of negligent premises-related injuries in Ohio:
- Medical bills, including the cost of future medical treatment
- Lost income or wages and other benefits
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Physical therapy
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress or mental anguish
- Permanent disability
When involved in an accident on another person's property, filing injury claims and proving liability can present different challenges. You need to show that the landowner, property, or business owner knew or should have known about the building's unsafe or defective conditions but failed to fix it or warn you. Therefore, it is important that you hire an experienced personal injury attorney to protect your legal rights, prove negligence, and help seek rightful compensation for your injuries.
At John Brooks Cameron & Associates, I have devoted my career to providing outstanding legal services and advocating for clients in their premises liability claims. Using my extensive knowledge of the laws addressing liability in premises liability cases, I can guide you through the often-complicated legal proceedings. As your legal counsel, I will fight diligently to protect your best interest and help you recover the financial justice you deserve. Having me on your side can mean a significant difference in your premises liability lawsuit.
If you were hurt in an accident on another person's property, you may seek fair compensation. Contact my firm - John Brooks Cameron & Associates - today to schedule a simple case assessment. I can offer you the experienced legal counsel, support, and reliable representation you need in your premises liability claims. My firm is proud to serve clients across Medina, Ohio, and throughout surrounding areas of Cuyahoga County, Summit County, Wooster County, and Akron County.