The sudden loss of footing that leads to a slip and fall injury can be frightening. And when you realize you are injured, the accident becomes significant. It is easy to incur blame on yourself for one reason or another, but you should consider the circumstances of your fall. Was the floor wet? Should there have been a railing or warning of any kind? These are just a couple examples of the many scenarios in which you are not at fault for your accident.
There are many conditions where negligence causes slip and fall injuries, and the liable party should be held accountable for causing your accident. Common causes of slip and fall injuries include:
Poor snow and ice removal
Inadequate lighting indoors/outdoors
Cords running across walkways
No handrail in stairways, platforms, or otherwise potentially dangerous areas
This list is not complete and is only meant to give you an idea of the types of conditions that are likely to cause an accident if proper warnings or repairs are not made. If you have experienced a fall in any of these circumstances, you should document the exact conditions of your accident as soon as possible to retain any details that will help your case.
In the state of Ohio, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury/slip and fall claim. This two-year statute of limitations applies to any personal property that was damaged in your slip and fall accident, as well as your injury.
If you were acting carelessly when your accident occurred, you may still be able to recover some compensation for your injuries. However, you have to establish that the physical circumstances still significantly contributed to your accident.
Ohio’s comparative negligence laws determine the percentage of the accident you are responsible for and the percentage the other party is responsible for. For example, if the jury/judge finds you are 25% responsible for your slip and fall accident, your compensation will be reduced by that 25%.
Whatever your situation is, I am ready to help you build a strong foundation for your case and see it through to the end. With my extensive experience in personal injury law — specifically with slip and fall cases — you can rest assured that everything is being done to make sure you are taken care of and properly compensated for your injuries. Put my expertise and skills to work for you. Call my office today to schedule a consultation.
Slipping and injuring yourself on someone else’s property may be grounds to file a slip and fall accident claim. You must be able to prove that the owner or employee knew about the situation and did nothing to prevent you from hurting yourself. Retaining my services may ensure that you receive the maximum monetary compensation available. Call me today.