Slip-and-Fall Injury: Do You Have a Claim?
Posted in Accident & Injury on April 6, 2021
We've all tripped at one time or another. Usually, the cause is something innocent—untied shoes, not paying attention or just plain clumsiness. But what happens if you slip and fall on someone else's property, through no fault of your own? Can you file a claim if you are seriously injured? The answer is yes,...
Look Before You Leap: Open and obvious hazards
Posted in Accident & Injury on February 26, 2016
What you need to know about Open and Obvious Hazards Slip and fall injuries are common in Ohio, but if a hazard is “open and obvious,” the property owner may not be responsible for your injuries. [caption id="attachment_4338" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Property owners are generally not liable for injuries caused by open and obvious hazards....
Dangers of Sledding in Ohio
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 9, 2015
Across the country, frustrated kids are having a hard time finding a place to sled because many cities are closing sledding hills for fear of litigation. In Ohio, however, public sledding areas remain open – because of laws that protect property owners who host “recreational users.” While this news will undoubtedly delight kids of...
Health Club Injuries due to Negligence
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 7, 2014
Sometimes people get hurt when working out. In many cases, gym injuries are the result of improper technique, not stretching, over exertion, or just a simple accident. However, in certain cases, a serious injury can arise due to the negligence of others. Premises Liability Gym, health club, fitness center, no matter what you call...
Why Attorneys Shy Away from Slip and Fall Accident Cases
Posted in Accident & Injury on December 16, 2013
Ohio attorney David Elk discusses why slip and fall accident victims can have a hard time finding an attorney to handle their claim. There are many different types of personal injury cases such as car accidents, slip and falls, wrongful death and medical malpractice incidents. Any experienced attorney will be happy to help you...
Make your home safe for trick-or-treaters
Posted in Accident & Injury on October 31, 2013
As a homeowner, you are responsible for keeping your property safe on Halloween and throughout the year. If a person trips or slips and gets hurt walking through your yard, you can be held responsible for any medical expenses they incur as a result. This is known as premises liability. Your friends at Elk...
Fall-Down Injuries Can Be Deadly
Posted in Accident & Injury on October 18, 2013
Falls are the third-leading cause of unintentional death in the United States, following car accidents and accidental poisoning. Falls account for approximately 8.9 million visits to the emergency room each year and resulted in more than 26,000 fatalities in 2010. The risk of falling, and fall-related problems, increases with age and is a serious issue...