The holiday shopping season is here and with increased foot traffic in stores the risk of a fall can increase in Ohio. As stores and public spaces become more crowded there may be more obstacles and floors may be wetter due to inclement weather. If it is an outdoor venue ice may be a factor. So what should a person do if one is involved in a slip-and-fall accident?
It's Monday morning. Alarms go off and people rise, shower and go off to work. At the end of the day, these people expect to return home. Some people's jobs may involve working at a potentially dangerous property where tragedy can strike at any moment. Such was the case for a gentleman from Dayton, Ohio, who worked as a forklift operator.
Owners of restaurants and bars in Ohio must maintain safe and secure premises. Neglecting important safety practices such as cleaning wet spills immediately and also putting out warning signs can lead to slip-and-fall accidents -- often causing severe injuries. A restaurant in another state is facing the consequences of alleged negligence after a patron filed a premises liability lawsuit against the business owner.
A woman in another state recently claimed that she fell at a resort and suffered injuries. She has thus decided to file a lawsuit against the resort, claiming that the resort was negligent. Any individual in Ohio who suffers injuries in a slip-and-fall accident due to the carelessness of a property owner has the right to seek to hold that property owner accountable through the civil court system.
In July, an Ohio teenager was killed, and seven other individuals suffered injuries when a ride at an amusement park broke apart. Safety standards are being questioned after several accidents occurred nationwide in recent months. There are calls for a national reporting system through which amusement park accidents and relevant dangerous property reports can be filed.
After slipping on an unknown substance, a woman is suing the owners of the location where that substance was found. According to the report, a woman suffered a slip and fall accident while she was walking on a common property. She filed suit against the people who owned and managed a business on that property almost two years later. Although this incident did not occur in Ohio, similar premises liability suits happen regularly throughout the state.
After a recent subway train derailment that took place in another state, one victim has already come forward with a legal claim. Claims that the subway system is dangerous property with careless, negligent, and reckless maintenance have been made. The woman is asking for $5 million in her personal injury claim. Negligence is cited in many personal injury claims across Ohio every year.
The victim of a nightclub shooting has sued the owners of the establishment where the incident took place. He claims that the owners failed to prevent guests from entering the nightclub with guns. The claim states that the man suffers from disfigurement and permanent injury as a direct result of the business owners' negligent security. Similar premises liability claims are made in Ohio each year.
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.