What Is Premises Liability?
In personal injury law, premises liability is the understanding that property owners have a legal duty to protect the health and lives of people who enter or interact with their property. When property owners neglect that duty, the people who have suffered harm from neglect of the property have the right to demand compensation. Property owners can be liable for: not complying with building codes, neglecting to make repairs, or failing to provide adequate supervision. Obtaining a premises liability attorney can help you navigate your claim and even assist with recovering damages caused by the negligence of a property owner.
How does an injury result in a “premises liability” claim?
While “slip and falls” are the most common ways of how an injury results in premises liability claims. However, there are many other preventable accidents that provide an injured person for filing an insurance claim or lawsuit, such as:
- Trips on stairs or loose floor coverings,
- Falls from balconies or windows,
- Falling objects such as boxes or tree limbs,
- Electric shocks and electrocutions,
- Drownings and near-drownings in backyard pools; and,
- ATV crashes.
The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Premises Liability Lawyer
At Agee Clymer, our Columbus-based premises liability lawyers work for injury victims and for families who have lost loved ones. Decades of experience helping clients all across Ohio have given us the knowledge and resources needed to take on property owners who do not secure and control their property. Our job as premises liability injury attorneys is to thoroughly investigate what led to our client’s accident, and then use the findings to disprove the property owner’s arguments.