You’re walking and suddenly you slip, resulting in an injury. How do you pay the medical bills that result from it? And who is responsible? An Ohio slip and fall lawyer at Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault can help you determine liability and can file a claim on your behalf.
Slip (or trip) and fall accident claims and cases – which are a category of premises liability law – are typically caused by dangerous property conditions, such as poorly maintained structures, stairs, loose carpeting, pavement in need of repair, improperly stored equipment, or accumulated debris/trash. Often they can be exacerbated by inclement weather such as ice or snow that can make sidewalks, driveways and parking lots slippery.
Any commercial and private property can be the scene of a slip-and-fall accident, such as:
- Private residences or apartments;
- Office buildings;
- A retail store; and
- Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.
Slip/trip and fall accidents can produce a variety of injuries, such as fractures and other muscle/skeletal damage, concussions, serious traumatic brain injury (TBI), and nerve or spinal cord damage. Often, the injuries may not be immediately obvious. This is why a slip and fall victim should seek medical attention at the earliest opportunity and retain an experienced slip and fall attorney in Toledo if the circumstances warrant such action.
Our Michigan and Ohio premises liability lawyers are skilled in handling the legal roadblocks that must be carefully navigated in handling slip and fall injury cases of all types.
The attorneys at Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault are skilled in handling the legal roadblocks that must be carefully navigated in handling slip and fall injury cases and have a wide range of successful and aggressive experience defending the compensation rights of slip and fall victims.
When Property Owners are Negligent, Accidents Happen
All property owners (and residential tenants) must reasonably assure that you are safe when you are on their property as well as reasonably maintain it to prevent accidents, injuries or criminal activity. Premises liability claims can arise when someone is injured from any (and more) of the following situations:
- A deteriorated or unsafe sidewalk, driveway or parking lot, which may cause a slip and fall;
- Falling objects;
- Ignored debris, ice, oil, or some other foreign substance on a sidewalk or floor; and
- There are no signs that warn of possible hazards.
Property owners are required to exercise that same reasonable care to assure visitor safety from criminal activity for their visitors and guests. Customers or other legal visitors who are assaulted or become a victim of any type of criminal activity on a property owner or renter’s premises can file a premises liability claim against the legal property owner/renter, especially if victims are injured during the crime.
Examples of the types of cases our lawyers have handled successfully in Toledo, Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan include:
- A 17-year-old paralyzed after second-floor porch rail fails, resulting in a fall to the concrete below
- A machine part falls on a visiting sales representative at an engineering facility
- Two hunters suffer serious shotgun wounds to their legs in separate accidents
- A Michigan woman falls on black ice at an apartment complex and suffers severe, permanent nerve damage
Know your rights and protect your family. Contact Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault now for a free consultation with a slip and fall attorney at one of our convenient office locations. Please call 567-455-5470 or contact us online to schedule your complimentary case evaluation with an Ohio slip and fall lawyer.