When an individual incurs an injury while on another person’s property, the property owner may be liable. Premises liability laws vary depending on certain circumstances surrounding the accident, like what the relationship between the injured party and the property owner is, and whether the injured party was adequately warned about the hazard.
If you or someone you know has been injured because of a property owner’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Contact Cincinnati premises liability attorney Stepleton Dugan, LLC to discuss your grounds for filing a claim. Call 513-321-7733 today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Detecting Hidden Dangers
In tort law, hidden dangers are hazards that would not be detected by a person of average intelligence while they casually inspecting the property. All hidden dangers must have adequate warning signs, alerting guests of the potential dangers. Additionally, hidden dangers may have the initial appearance of safety; however, they are disguising a safety hazard. An example would be a stairway with a faulty step.
Regardless of your status as an invited guest, member of the public, or a trespasser, property owners are still responsible for protecting civilians from serious hazards that exist on their property.
If you have been seriously injured by a hidden hazard on another party’s property, you may have grounds for filing a lawsuit. Contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC to discuss the details of your case. You may be able to receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Call 513-321-7733 to speak with an experienced attorney.