Toledo Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys
Holding Property Owners Accountable
A slip and fall accident is also known as a premises liability claim. Essentially, when you visit a store or location, the owner is required to ensure that your safety is put first. A Toledo slip and fall attorney can file an injury claim for you after an accident. Slip and falls are one of the most common types of personal injury claims submitted, but that doesn’t mean you deserve to be injured. Rubin & Zyndorf Associates has more than 35 years of experience as a firm determining negligence and can assess your situation when you call for legal representation.
Contact us online or at (419) 273-6797 today to learn more about what our law firm can do to help you in your case. We’re available after hours and on weekends to learn more about you and your accident.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability occurs when someone is injured as a result of a defective or dangerous condition or defect that is present on property owned and/or controlled by another individual or company. The law imposes a duty of care upon the owner of property which they breach by allowing that condition or defect to exist or by failing to take timely measures to correct the defect.
As a general rule, liability for an injury due to defective premises rests upon the person who has control and possession of the premises. Furthermore, even if an owner is not in possession of the property, there still may be liability for injuries if they allow a defective condition to exist while knowing, or through the exercise of reasonable care, should have known exists. If the defective condition is open and obvious to the person injured, then there generally is no liability.
Furthermore, even if an owner is not in possession of the property, there still may be liability for injuries if they allow a defective condition to exist while knowing, or through the exercise of reasonable care, should have known exists. If the defective condition is open and obvious to the person injured, then there generally is no liability.
Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
Every year, approximately one million people have to visit the emergency room as a result of injuries from slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents cause many minor injuries, but they sometimes can be fatal, and they’re fairly common since there are a variety of factors that can contribute to a fall.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet and uneven surfaces, including torn carpeting, recently mopped floors, a dropped drink that wasn’t cleaned up, defective sidewalks, and more
- Weather conditions, including wet or snowy sidewalks, driveways, and steps
- Improper training, which is a major caused of many workplace accidents
Depending on the nature of the fall, slip and fall accidents can produce a range of injuries that include elbow, wrist, and knee injuries like fractures and sprains, broken bones, spinal cord and neck injuries, and head and brain trauma. Injuries can be serious if the victim falls on their spinal cord or hits their head, causing internal bleeding, paralysis, concussions, or other head traumas that may require lifelong treatment.
Secure Your Entitled Compensation
Our law firm has decades of experience holding property owners responsible for the injuries they caused due to a breach of duty of care. As a visitor or guest, you deserve to expect to walk around in public without fear of being injured. You also deserve to be compensated for your mounting medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and lost wages as a result of having to miss work.
We’re proud to say that we’ve recovered more than $100 million for our injured clients. You can trust our long track record of success when you hire us to fight for what you’re owed.
Our Toledo slip and fall accident attorneys have decades of experience we can use to help you seek the compensation you need. Take a step towards a full recovery by calling us at (419) 273-6797 to schedule your free consultation.
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