Most of us do not expect to be injured at a grocery store or shopping mall. However, should the unexpected happen, you may be able to file a claim and receive compensation for not only your injuries, but for your pain and suffering as well. First and foremost, you must be able to provide evidence to support the claim that the store had knowledge, or should have had knowledge, of the potential hazard and failed to remove it. Also, keep in mind that there are many laws in Ohio that protect business owners in these events. For example, many companies will raise the defense of “Open and Obvious,” meaning that, as the consumer, you should have seen the hazard and been able to avoid it.
These cases can be very difficult and complex. It is also important to keep in mind that as more time lapses, evidence may be removed or even destroyed. Therefore, you should contact an attorney sooner rather than later.
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