Slip and Fall Accidents
One of the most common types of personal injury cases involves “slip and fall” accidents. This type of injury occurs with startling regularity. People lose their balance on a slippery surface, slip on a discarded piece of debris or spilled liquid, or trip on rough or uneven ground. Regardless of the cause, these accidents can result in thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages, and you deserve compensation.
However, proving liability in these cases can be difficult or impossible without the aid of an experienced Cincinnati personal injury lawyer. The legal issues surrounding premises liability and the duty to create a safe environment are murky, and the difference between a successful lawsuit and being left out in the cold can often simply be the manner in which the facts are presented. For this reason, it is important that you have an experienced Cincinnati slip and fall attorney on your side.
Property owners do have a responsibility to ensure their premises are safe, but this responsibility only extends so far. Typically, if an owner or one of their employees is directly responsible for causing the hazardous condition, they may be held liable for the injury. Or, if the owner or employees knew about the hazardous condition and failed to do something about it, they may be liable as well. Finally, if the owner did not know about it but should have known, he or she may also be liable.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a slip and fall accident, contact a Cincinnati slip and fall accident attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733. We will thoroughly evaluate the facts of your case and determine liability for your injuries.