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Should You Be Compensated For A Slip-And-Fall Accident?

You were going about your day, perhaps running some errands and going to some stores. Suddenly you were on the ground, in pain, the wind knocked out of you. As a small crowd gathers to help you up, you notice a small puddle of water leaking from a cooler.

Did this happen to you? This scenario is all-too-common: slippery floors, cracked floors, objects in walkways and other hidden obstacles can cause falls, and the injuries suffered in falls should not be underestimated. Every year, falls cause thousands of broken wrists, broken ankles, spinal injuries and more. In fact, falls are one of the top causes of traumatic brain injuries.

At Mezibov Butler in Cincinnati, we work for Ohioans who have suffered injuries while visiting stores, malls, gas stations, hotels, restaurants and other businesses where owners should be expected to keep the property safe for visitors. We hold these negligent property owners accountable and seek full compensation for people hurt in slip-and-fall accidents and other property accidents.

When Injuries Stem From A Property Owner’s Negligence

Property owners are responsible for ensuring that those using their property are safe. When unsafe conditions cause an injury, the property owner may be liable to the injured party. Our personal injury lawyers, assist people who have been injured because of dangerous property. Our premises liability practice includes:

  • Dog bites and other animal attacks
  • Staircase accidents
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Roof collapse accidents
  • Fires
  • Robbery or assault caused by inadequate security or insufficient lighting
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall injuries

With decades of collective experience, our attorneys have the knowledge to review your case and help you determine whether it is in your best interest to pursue it.

Property Owners Must Protect Their Tenants

Landlords have many responsibilities to residents and visitors. Landlord-tenant laws are meant to protect tenants from injury and financial harm that can result from landowner negligence. Regardless of the language in the lease, landlords must comply with certain laws.

Key responsibilities of landlords in Ohio include:

  1. Complying with requirements of any building, housing, health or safety codes that materially affect health and safety
  2. Making all repairs and whatever else is reasonably necessary to put and keep the premises in a fit and habitable condition
  3. Keeping the common areas of the building safe and sanitary
  4. Maintaining electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating and air conditioning fixtures in safe working condition

Many people are injured each year as a result of landlords failing to exercise a proper duty of care. At Mezibov Butler, we have a proven record of results securing compensation for victims of property owners’ negligence or misconduct.

Call For A Free Consultation

If you have been injured as a result of a landlord’s disregard for your safety, consider contacting an attorney to discuss your claim. Our lawyers are available to meet with you promptly to discuss your accident and help you take steps to pursue justice. Please contact us online or call our office in Cincinnati at 513-621-8800.