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Columbus, Ohio Premises Liability Attorneys



Ohio premises liability law covers personal injuries and wrongful deaths due to what most people call slips and falls. The number of cases that fall into the legal category of premises liability is actually much larger, also including cuts, burns, electric shocks, near-drownings, and dog bites and animal attacks. Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP’s premises liability attorneys are well-equipped to help you get the compensation you deserve.

What makes a personal injury case a premises liability claim is the fact that the injury occurred at a business or a residence that the victim was visiting. Employees who suffer injuries in the workplace must almost always apply for workers’ compensation rather than pursue a personal injury claim against their employer.

Many Types of Ohio Premises Liability Cases

Property owners and business managers have a high legal duty to ensure that visitors and customers remain safe and unharmed. Failing to meet that duty makes the property owner or business manager liable for paying compensation and monetary damages to the injured person.

The premises liability lawyers with Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, have helped clients who suffered injuries because a homeowner or company failed to:

  • Repair loose or broken stairs and handrails
  • Clear tripping hazards or secure loose rugs and floor mats
  • Maintain elevators and escalators
  • Mop up spills
  • Clear unnatural accumulation of ice from sidewalks
  • Control pets
  • Provide adequate lighting
  • Secure overhead items like boxes
  • Comply with building codes, especially regarding fences around pools
  • Fix electrical problems
  • Fill potholes in parking lots
  • Cover or sand down sharp edges
  • Warn about shock hazards
  • Warn about or secure hazardous chemicals
  • Remove lead paint
  • Secure construction sites

Why to File a Premises Liability Claim in Ohio

Homes and businesses can be dangerous places. Tripping, getting hit by a falling object or stumbling into an unfenced pool can inflict severe, even fatal, injuries. Negligent property owners or business managers should be held accountable.

A settlement or jury award for a premises liability claim can pay off medical bills, provide funds for ongoing medical care, replace wages lost while recovering, and compensate the victim for pain and suffering. Families who lose a loved one due the negligence of a property owner or business manager can receive compensation for their emotional losses. Contact our premises liability attorney now for more info.

Additionally, sometimes succeeding with a premises liability claim will reduce the chance that the problem will reoccur. This protects other people.

Contact Our Columbus Premises Liability Attorneys

If you or someone you know was involved in a premises liability accident, contact Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP. Our attorneys can assist you and sort the specifics of your case.

Call us today at 614-221-4221 for a Free Consultation or email us at