Slip and Fall Lawyer Columbus Ohio

Have you been hurt as the result of a slip and fall accident? Let us help you make a case.

The most common injuries on someone else’s property is due to slipping and falling. Nearly 22% of all emergency room visits are a result of slip and fall injuries.

Have you been injured in a slip and fall accident? Get a Free Case Evaluation today.

Slip & fall accidents occur when a person experiences an injury from a slip, trip or fall as a result of a dangerous condition on another person’s property. Property owners are responsible for dangerous conditions on their property if they created them, knew about them or should have known about them. This is known as premises liability, and depending on the circumstances, an injury case involving compensation may be in order if there is evidence that an injury was the result of the property owner’s mistake or negligence. If you have been injured because of a trip, slip or fall on someone else’s property, contact Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio to fight for the compensation you’re entitled to.

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5 reasons why you need a slip and fall attorney in Columbus, Ohio.

  • A slip and fall attorney can establish fault for your case. Your attorney will investigate exactly how your fall occurred by getting the proper information to piece together the chain of events that lead to your injury.
  • A slip and fall attorney has the experience and knowledge required to prove the amount of loss you suffered due to your injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident.
  • The property owner of the location in which you were injured will likely have an insurance company backing them who does not want to pay the settlement you deserve. A slip and fall law firm like Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio will fight the insurance companies with proof of the amount of compensation you’re entitled to.
  • A slip and fall attorney will provide you the best possible representation in court and will be able to articulate your position to the jury in a favorable light.
  • Your slip and fall attorney will allow you to focus on recovery rather than spending all your time and resources trying to navigate your way through your case inexperienced and alone.

What are the typical causes of slip and fall accidents in Columbus, Ohio?

Determining the cause of the slip & fall accident is essential in moving forward with a slip & fall claim and requires a clear understanding of how the accident occurred and if the property owner was aware of the condition that led to the injury. Here is a list of common causes of slip and fall accidents:

  • Improperly Lit Stairways
  • Lack of Proper Railings on Stairs
  • Food or Liquid Spills
  • Improperly Constructed Sidewalks
  • Changes in Flooring Type
  • Loose Rugs or Floor Mats
  • Cording
  • Manholes Without Warning
  • Weather Conditions

Typical questions your attorney will ask if you have a slip and fall accident in Columbus, Ohio?

In the process of finding fault in your slip and fall accident, your attorney will likely ask the following questions:

  • What were you wearing on your feet?
  • Which part of your body struck the ground first?
  • Where were you looking while you walking when you slipped or tripped?
  • Were you carrying anything that might have blocked your view?
  • Were you using the hand rail on the steps you fell down?
  • Did you notice the surface was slippery prior to walking on it?

How can I be prove the negligence of a property owner for a slip and fall accident in Columbus, Ohio?

Here are some factors to consider when investigating a slip and fall accident in an attempt to find the property owner negligent:

  • Did the owner of the property have adequate time to remove the hazardous condition or obstacle prior to your slip and fall accident?
  • Is there a policy in place at the property or businesses that enforces regular inspections of the property for potentially hazardous conditions?
  • If there were hazardous conditions, could there have been preventative measures in place to avoid the dangers of a slip and fall accident?
  • Was poor lighting or limited visibility a contributing factor in your slip and fall accident?
  • Were you distracted or engaging in any activity that could have contributed to your accident?
  • Were there legitimate reasons for you to be in a hazardous area?
  • Were there any signs or warnings posted in the area in which you tripped, slipped and fell?

What's the process?

Personal injury cases can be complicated and not always guaranteed. Our process ensures that every client we represent will receive the best possible financial outcome, and start the healing process.

Step One - Free Case Evaluation

Free Case Evaluation

We will first review your case carefully, get to know you, and gain an understanding of your injuries.

Step Two - Monitor Your Care

Monitor Your Care

If injured, we make absolutely sure you are receiving the proper medical treatment during this difficult time.

Step Three - We Handle Everything

We Handle Everything

We will relieve the worry and burden of dealing with the insurance companies to ensure the best possible outcome.

Your Attorneys Mary Erney & Rob Erney

Frequently Asked Questions

I was injured at my apartment complex. What are my legal rights?

Ohio law affords renters certain protections under the law if they are injured on their rental property. Depending on the facts of your injury, you may be entitled to make a claim against your landlord to compensate you for your medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.

I was injured at someone else’s home. What are my legal rights?

If you are injured at someone else’s home because of their negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Our law firm will listen to all of the facts of your injury and will be able to advise you if you have a valid claim for damages. Depending on what happened, you may be entitled to financial compensation under the homeowner’s insurance policy. It is important that you talk to our law firm before making the claim and giving a statement to the insurance company.

What facts create liability in Ohio in a slip and fall accident case?

In Ohio, the shopkeeper/homeowner must have notice of a dangerous condition on the premises and fail to warn others about it or remedy the dangerous condition.

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Your case matters to us, just as much as it matters to you. We want to help you every step of the way, but in order to do so, we need to meet with you, get all the facts, and work out the details in order to build your case. We will meet with you for absolutely free, and explain to you in full detail the inner workings of how these situations usually end up, how likely you are to win your case, and how compensation works for you and for us.

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