Dublin Premises Liability Lawyer
Premises liability cases involve injuries that occur on another party’s property due to a hazard. There are many types of premises liability cases, including slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, swimming pool injuries, and negligent security cases. Generally speaking, a property owner owes a duty of care to anyone who is on the premises legally, and failure to ensure that the property is reasonably safe can be liable for injuries. Whether you were injured on a business’s premises or while visiting a private residence, it may be possible to file a premises liability claim in order to seek compensation. Contact our experienced Dublin premises liability lawyer today.
What is Premises Liability Law in Dublin?
Premises liability law is a type of personal injury law that allows a party to seek financial compensation from a property owner who fails to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner. It is important to know that some states, including Ohio, distinguish between people who are lawfully on the property and those who are trespassing. In addition, within the category of people who are lawfully on the premises, business owners owe a higher duty of care to customers than the duty that private property owners owe to private guests who are invited onto the premises. In general, Ohio law has three categories of people who may be injured on another party’s premises:
- Invitee, who is a person who is lawfully on the property for business purposes, or for the potential benefit of the property owner;
- Licensee, who is a person who is lawfully on the property for personal reasons or for their own benefit (such as a person invited to the private residence of a neighbor); and
- Trespasser, who is not on the property lawfully and is only owed a limited duty of care.
In general, property owners (or anyone managing property) in Dublin has a duty to maintain the property in a reasonably safe manner for invitees and licensees, but invitees are owed a greater duty of care. Property owners do not owe the same duty of care to trespassers and can only be liable for willfully or wantonly causing harm to a trespasser. There is an exception for trespassers who are children who enter the property due to an attractive nuisance.
Common Types of Premises Liability Cases in Dublin
There are many different types of premises liability lawsuits that may be filed in Dublin. The following are common kinds of premises liability accident and injury cases in Ohio:
- Slips and falls;
- Trips and falls;
- Swimming pool accidents;
- Elevator accidents;
- Escalator accidents; and
- Negligent security claims.
Contact Oliver Law Office Today
At the Oliver Law Office, we know how important it is to seek compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and more following an injury on someone else’s property. If you were injured because of a hazard on another party’s premises, you could be eligible to file a claim. An attorney at our firm can evaluate your case today and can provide you with more information about your options for seeking financial compensation. Contact our experienced Dublin premises liability lawyer to learn more about how we can assist you.