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While the legitimacy of most personal injury cases goes unquestioned, many people believe that most slip and fall cases lack merit. The reason being is that many have attempted, and continue to pursue illegitimate personal injury claims. The most significant downfall of this is that those injured in slip and falls are hesitant to seek compensation, as they fear judgment. Furthermore, slipping and falling can be an occurrence that you prefer not to share with anyone. However, when your slip and fall accident results in serious injuries, it is vital that you seek legal representation.

When you slip, trip, or fall on someone’s property because of a hidden danger, Ohio law requires that the property owner compensate you for medical expenses and other damages. The only way to recover these funds is by filing a premises liability claim. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you recover fair compensation for all accident-related damages.

What is Premises Liability?

As one of the many areas of personal injury law, premises liability deals with instances where individuals sustain injuries due to hazardous conditions on a third party’s property. Per premises liability law, property owners have a responsibility to provide safe conditions for all welcomed visitors. If there is a known hazard, the owner is responsible for correcting it or warning visitors to avoid accidents. Some valid examples of possible premises liability cases include:

Low lighting that makes possible dangers difficult to see

Puddles and spills that cause a slip and fall

Faulty steps or handrails that result in a fall

Uneven pavement that causes a trip and fall

Those injured as a result of any of the circumstances mentioned above or any others similar may be entitled to financial compensation. One of our knowledgeable attorneys will make you aware that you can recover damages for:

Medical expenses

Lost wages

Lost earning capacity

Rehabilitation

In-home care

Scarring

Disfigurement

Disability

Mental anguish

Diminished quality of life

Ohio Premises Liability Claim Exemptions

As much as it is necessary for you to know what you can file a claim for, it is equally important to know when you cannot file a claim. The following are Ohio premises liability claim exemptions. If your personal injury claim falls into any of these categories, you cannot legally pursue compensation for your damages.

Obvious Dangers

As much as it is necessary for you to know what you can file a claim for, it is equally important to know when you cannot file a claim. The following are Ohio premises liability claim exemptions. If your personal injury claim falls into any of these categories, you cannot legally pursue compensation for your damages.

Comparative Negligence

Comparative negligence means that your own actions contributed to the accident occurring or caused the defect. The most basic way to explain this exemption is an instance where you spill something in a grocery store and slip in the puddle. In this case, the property owner is not liable.

Recreational Users

If you use the property for recreational purposes and the property owner grants you free entry, Ohio law recognizes you as a recreational user. As a recreational user, you may not be able to hold the property owner liable for any injuries you sustain during your visit.

There are many intricacies of personal injury law that require clarification and further investigation. Trust Yuspeh Rappaport Law, to make you aware of your legal options.

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