Lorain Premises Liability Lawyer
An injury suffered on someone else’s property may make you eligible for a financial award from the property owner’s insurance carrier. The lawyers at Elk & Elk can help you with a premises liability lawsuit in Lorain, Ohio. Our Lorain personal injury attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of injured accident victims. Contact us today for a free legal consultation.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability describes a property owner’s legal responsibility for the safety of his or her premises. Property owners in Ohio have a legal obligation to maintain reasonably safe premises. Improper use or maintenance of a property, leading to defects or hazards, will make the property owner liable for related accidents and injuries.
Three Types of Visitors
If you were injured on someone else’s property in Lorain, that party may be financially responsible for your losses. Your eligibility for compensation, however, will depend on your status as a visitor:
- Invitee. As an invitee, or a guest invited for the owner’s purposes, the property owner owes you the highest standards of care. A property owner lawfully must search for hidden hazards, repair known hazards and warn you of any potential injury risks.
- Licensee. As a licensee, or a guest who enters a property for his or her own reasons (e.g., a salesperson or friend), a property owner in Ohio does not owe you a duty to search for hidden hazards. The other two duties of care still stand.
- Trespasser. As a trespasser, or someone who does not have permission to be on the property, the owner of the premises does not owe you any duties of care. The only exception is if you are a minor under the age of 18.
A lawyer from Elk & Elk can help you determine your classification at the time of your accident in Lorain. Then, if the property owner is liable, we can help you file a premises liability lawsuit in pursuit of financial compensation. We can go up against a business, big-box store, amusement park, government entity, an individual homeowner and others in Lorain.
Examples of Premises Liability Cases
Our attorneys have over 50 years of experience representing clients in personal injury law. We can help you seek justice and reimbursement for your losses if you have been injured in any premises liability accident in Lorain, including:
- Slip or trip and fall accident
- Snow or ice accident
- Parking lot accident
- Amusement park accident
- Dog attack
- Swimming pool accident
- Staircase accident
- Elevator and escalator accident
- Inadequate security
- Structural collapse
- Fire or flood
- Exposure to toxic substances
These are common accidents that can arise when a property owner is negligent in how he or she uses, maintains and takes care of his or her property.
Compensation Available Today
A premises liability accident can cause serious injuries that impact you temporarily or permanently. With a premises liability lawsuit in Ohio, you could receive financial compensation for losses such as your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, legal fees, and more. Learn the value of your claim today.
Why You Need a Loraine Premises Liability Lawyer
Premises liability is a complicated practice area within personal injury law. To obtain a fair insurance settlement or positive judgment award, you will need to understand how these cases work and how to fulfill your burden of proof. You will need evidence that the property owner is legally responsible for your injury. The property owner must have made a mistake that more likely than not caused your accident. A lawyer can help you prove liability and much more.
Contact a Lorain, Ohio Premises Liability Lawyer for Free Today
If you, your child or someone else close to you has been seriously injured in an accident while on somebody else’s property, contact us for a free consultation. The Lorain premises liability lawyers at Elk & Elk can help you understand and defend your rights. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online today for legal advice.