Have You Been Injured On Someone Else’s Property?
If you have been involved in a slip-and-fall accident or injured on someone else’s property in Ohio due to someone else’s negligence, you should contact a lawyer to discuss your case.
The attorneys at Smith, Meier & Webb, LPA, in Springboro can help you with your premises liability lawsuit needs.
The Calculation Of Fault Is Used To Determine Liability
After contacting our offices, a lawyer will work with you to determine whether a business or person who owns or manages the property is responsible for your injuries. Examples of premises liability cases we can assist with include:
- Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents
- Dog bites or other animal attacks
- Injuries resulting from inadequate maintenance of a property
- Swimming pool accidents
- Injuries resulting from inadequate building or parking lot security
Our Experience With These Cases Makes A Difference
For premises liability cases where you are seeking compensation, it can be complicated to prove that the other party should be held liable for your injuries. Ohio uses the comparative negligence law and follows the modified comparative fault rule. This means you must prove that you are less than 50 percent responsible for your injuries.
In addition, if you are found to be partially responsible for your injuries due to your own negligence, you will only be entitled to the at-fault party’s percentage of liability. For example, if you are found to be 40 percent liable, you will be entitled to 60 percent of damages for compensation.
It is in your best interest to contact an experienced attorney to help you understand how to prove fault and explore your options in seeking compensation.