Cincinnati Slip and Fall Lawyers
One of the most common types of injuries that occurs, especially amongst young children and the elderly, are slip and fall injuries. Although we do have a responsibility to watch out for our own safety, property owners have a responsibility to make sure that their property is safe for other people, doubly so if those people are invited there for the purposes of doing business. It is not enough that we simply “watch where we are going”, if a property owner does not reasonably remove hazards from their property, they may be liable for any damages that result from an injury.
If you or a loved one have slipped and fell on someone else’s property, immediately contact the Cincinnati slip and fall lawyers of Stepleton Dugan, LLC at 513-321-7733. We will thoroughly evaluate the facts of your case to determine the best course of legal action.
Who is at Fault in a Slip and Fall Accident?
In order for an owner to be liable for injuries that occur on their property, it must be shown that they are responsible for a hazardous condition, either directly or indirectly. If a property owner or employee actually caused a hazardous condition, either via a spill or otherwise, they may be liable because they are directly responsible. If the property owner realized that a risk was present but did nothing about it, they may be liable as well. By that same token, if a property owner does not realize a risk was present but should have known, he also may be liable.