Reportedly, a lawsuit has been filed against several companies because of the injuries suffered by a customer at one store. A slip-and-fall accident could cost Winn-Dixie and other entities, including Pepsico. In Ohio, when someone is injured because of a slip and fall accident, he or she may have the right to file a lawsuit seeking reimbursement of medical bills, lost time from work and other damages.
Premises liability is a tort theory of liability that is premised on "negligence." The vast majority of tort-related cases are outgrowths from negligence. Negligence mostly holds that victims are entitled to compensation if they were injured due to the negligent actions or inactions of another. Premises liability is a type of negligence theory of recovery based on injuries that occur on real property (i.e. land or buildings). This post will go over the basics of premises liability.
Slip and fall accidents are fairly common, especially with wet or slippery surfaces. Those who fall because of wet floors on another person's property may have the right to claim compensation. It is important to prove that you were not responsible for the fall. Furthermore, you also need to establish that the entire fault of the fall and injury lies with the owner of the property.
In some states, property owners have different levels and degrees of responsibility concerning people who come into their property. These categories of individuals include invitees, trespassers, and licensees.
When a person enters someone else's premises, they usually do so with the reasonable expectation that they will not be harmed. Usually they are right, but on some occasions they may receive grievous injury or other bodily harm by virtue of being present on that premises.
If you have ever suffered an injury that has sent you to the doctor, chances are you have been asked by the nurse if the injury was related to any specific event. They may have asked if your injury was work related or if it was the result of a car accident. If you have ever had to say yes to one of these questions, you may have been contacted by your insurance company. Fortunately, this is standard practice and nothing to worry about. It is simply your insurance company determining if they should proceed with a subrogation action.
Generally speaking, federal, state and local government bodies are protected against personal injury claims through sovereign immunity. Historically, this meant that individuals could not file personal injury claims or recover damages from government entities for injuries sustained on their property or as a result of employee negligence. Fortunately, there are exceptions to the doctrine of sovereign immunity, and in some cases, individuals can file personal injury claims and receive damages against government entities. Depending on the circumstances, these exceptions may include a personal injury claim against a state park.
Rental agreements can vary significantly, and you would be wise to familiarize yourself with yours. However, if your landlord has been negligent of a situation you know they are aware of, and you are hurt due to this negligence, you may have grounds for recourse.
People throughout Ohio enjoy a variety of recreational activities throughout the year. For hiking, riding horses and hunting, thousands of landowners give permission to others to enjoy recreation on their properties. Unfortunately, sometimes a recreational user will suffer an injury on dangerous property, leaving the landowner worried about liability and the victim worried about related medical bills and lost wages. So, when are landowners liable and when can recreational users seek compensation?
Have you ever slipped on water on a slick grocery store or gas station floor? Beyond the embarrassment is the frustration that someone would allow dangerous situations to remain without remedy despite the fact that paying customers could be seriously injured. You may have even been injured, in which case you likely either footed your own hospital and follow-up medical bills and operated on a tightened budget thanks to the wages lost from the time you missed work, or you pursued the compensation you were rightfully owed. You may still be suffering from lingering pains or challenges that continue to remind you of your injury and negatively affect your life.