Open and Obvious Hazards
Premises liability is a branch of tort law that deals with personal injuries that occur on another person’s property. Premises liability laws vary from state to state and from case to case, primarily dependent on the relationship between the injured party and the property owner, as well as the circumstances surrounding the accident.
If you have been injured while on another party’s property, they may be liable for your losses. Contact the Cincinnati premises liability attorneys of Stepleton Dugan, LLC to discuss your eligibility for receiving compensation. Call 513-321-7733 today to schedule a free initial consultation.
What are Open and Obvious Hazards?
When on another party’s property, you are expected to be alert enough to notice the presence of “open and obvious” hazards, such as stairs without a handrail. Even if the hazard is a violation of building codes, if is considered “open and obvious” the property owner will not be liable. The law defines “open and obvious” as any hazard that could be discovered by a reasonable person casually inspecting the property.
However, if the hazard is especially dangerous, lethal, for example, the property owner still has the responsibility to warn guests of the danger.
Regardless of your status as an invited guest, member of the public, or trespasser, if you have accrued serious injuries while on another person’s property, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer of Stepleton Dugan, LLC by calling 513-321-7733 today.