WHO IS RESPONSIBLE IF YOU’RE HURT ON SOMEONE ELSE’S PROPERTY?
If you were hurt—or a family member was killed—on someone else’s property, you may have a claim against the property owner.
Property owners are responsible for maintaining safe property conditions and keeping their guests, commercial patrons, and others protected from the risk of injury when they are on their premises. If property conditions are unsafe or security is not adequately provided, an innocent person could be injured or killed.
Frequently Asked Questions about Premises Liability
Can I make a claim if I was hurt on someone else’s property?
If you were hurt on somebody else’s property, you may be able to make a claim or pursue a case against the person or company who owns the property. However, these cases can get difficult, so you should talk to somebody who has handled cases like these in the past.
In many cases, a property owner can be held responsible for a defect, something that caused your injury if it’s something that was not open and obvious, meaning that it was something that was hidden that you couldn’t see and avoid it.
What are my next steps If I was hurt on someone else’s property?
There are a lot of different laws in these cases that protect homeowners and companies, so in cases like this you are better off speaking with an attorney.
You also want to make sure you have pictures or witnesses or some evidence of what caused your injury because that is all going to be important in trying to make your claim.
How long do I have to file a suit?
Most slip and fall accidents will be subject to personal injury claim statutes, which are time frames allowed for someone to file a lawsuit.
Ohio law states that “an action for bodily injury or injuring personal property shall be brought within two years after the cause of action”.
How to get help
We CAN HELP YOU COLLECT COMPENSATION IN SITUATIONS SUCH AS:
- Falls from porches or balconies due to structural unsoundness, missing handrails, or insufficient lighting.
- Injuries suffered on rides at carnivals, fairs or amusement parks.
- Dangerous conditions at recreation centers or swimming pools.
- Construction injuries caused by unsafe conditions at the work site.
- Fall on icy sidewalks made especially dangerous by poor drainage.
Our premises liability attorneys can also represent you in cases involving negligent security. If you were the victim of a violent crime or sexual assault in a shopping mall, stadium, public parking garage, office building, or anywhere private security arrangements are typically in place, we can investigate the circumstances for you.