Slip and Falls In Ohio

Slip and fall cases come under the law of premises liability. In Ohio, like elsewhere, there are rules for determining when and if a property owner is liable to someone injured on their land, home, premises or business.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

A slip and fall can result from any number of causes. The following are some common factors that lead to falls:

  • Slippery floor
  • Broken step
  • Poor lighting
  • Defective handrail
  • Lack of a handrail
  • Spilled food or drink
  • Object left on floor
  • Falling objects
  • Lack of warning

Depending on the person’s health and circumstances of the fall, injured victims could sustain spinal injuries, broken limbs, severe head injuries, even paralysis or death.

Determining Responsibility

Landowners have a duty to keep their properties free of risks and hazards that constitute unreasonably dangerous conditions. However, if you are lawfully on someone’s property, you also have a duty to use common sense and keep yourself safe from hazards or risks that are open and obvious to a reasonable person.

Slip and fall cases are complicated and difficult to prove in many instances. But a skilled and knowledgeable slip and fall lawyer from Laufman & Napolitano may be able to assist. Laufman & Napolitano attorneys have assisted injured slip and fall clients in cases over the years.