Cleveland Premises Liability Attorney
Serving Injury Victims in Cleveland and Throughout Northeast Ohio
In Ohio, property owners and others who manage and control premises are generally responsible for keeping the property in a safe condition. If they don’t do so and someone gets hurt as a result, they’re typically responsible for damages.
Some common examples of premises liability cases include:
- A customer in a store slipping on a wet floor and falling
- Someone falling on uncleared or negligently cleared ice in a business parking lot
- A social guest tripping on a broken stair or other dangerous surface or step on the host’s property
These types of injuries are often described as “slip and fall” or “slip, trip, and fall” injuries. Though they’re among the most common, there are other types of premises liability cases, too. For instance, if a child is injured because he or she gets into a neighbor’s unsecured or negligently secured swimming pool, or if a rotting tree limb falls and injures a passerby on the sidewalk, the owner of the property may be liable.
Ohio law also recognized another type of premises liability, often described as negligent security. A property owner may be responsible for injury caused by third parties if the owner was aware of the risks and failed to take adequate precautions. Some examples might include a bar owner failing to provide adequate lighting in the parking lot despite being in a high crime area, or an apartment building owner failing to fix a broken security door despite knowing of prior break-ins in the building.
Vecchio & Vegh Helps People Injured on Someone Else’s Property
Whether you sustained a slip and fall injury because your local antique-shop owner over-polished the floor, tripped on your way up the neighbor’s walk in the evening because a skateboard was left in the middle of the path, or was robbed in a dark parking garage after leaving your favorite restaurant, you may be entitled to compensation.
As premises liability attorney Robert J. Vecchio has represented Ohio injury victims for decades. He understands how stressful and confusing the time following an injury can be, and will take the time to listen to your story and your concerns before advising you.
At Vecchio & Vegh, we know that your claims could be at risk through honest missteps, such as saying the wrong thing to an insurance company representative or posting something that could be misunderstood on social media. So, we make it easy for you to get the guidance you need as soon as possible after an injury.
If you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property, contact us right now to learn more about how you can protect your claim. Just call 216-566-1424 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.