If a Property Owner Was Careless or Reckless, Talk to Columbus, OH Premises Liability Attorney Mike Christensen
Columbus, OH Attorney Mike Christensen has been handling premises liability cases involving personal injury for more than a decade. He has helped victims throughout greater Columbus get financial compensation for the losses they suffered as a result of negligence.
Premises liability basically means that property owners have an obligation to keep their property-or premises-safe for anyone that lives, visits or does business there. This obligation is covered in more detail in various local, state and federal laws.
When someone is hurt because the owner failed to keep the premises safe, that owner can be held liable for the person's injuries. But that person needs to prove that the owner was negligent.
That's where Michael D. Christensen Law Offices can help. We know what it takes to prove negligence in complicated premises liability cases. If you've been injured on someone else's property, contact us for a free evaluation of your case.
Maybe you were hurt in a slip and fall at a Columbus shopping mall. Perhaps you were physically assaulted because a property owner failed to have adequate security. Or maybe your child was exposed to lead in an apartment because the landlord failed to maintain the premises. Whatever happened to you, we urge you to call today: 866-408-8191.
What kinds of injuries happen in premises liability cases?
A wide range of injuries can occur on someone else's property because of negligence. It depends on how the victim got hurt. They can be relatively minor injuries or more serious ones that are life altering and require long-term care.
Types of injuries that occur in premises liability cases can include:
- cuts and scrapes
- broken bones
- traumatic brain injury
- spinal cord injuries
All injuries can result in financial losses from the costs of treating them. These can include medical and hospital bills, physical therapy, transportation to medical appointments, ambulance rides, medical supplies and prescription drugs.
Where and how do premises liability injuries happen?
Personal injuries can occur almost anywhere. People have been hurt in stores, apartments, private homes, hotels, schools, office buildings and amusement parks, as well as on streets and sidewalks.
And personal injuries can also happen in many different ways. They may be the result of:
- slips and falls on slippery or obstructed surfaces
- falling objects
- poorly maintained equipment
- fires or explosions
- exposure to hazardous materials
Premises liability cases are complex. There is no case unless it can be proven that the injury occurred due to the property owner's negligence. For example, slips and falls can occur because the owner failed to clean up spilled liquid.
Our attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation of your accident. We'll document your injuries and calculate your losses. We'll examine the circumstances of the accident and determine whether it was foreseeable that someone could have been hurt. And we'll check to see if the property owner took reasonable measures to prevent injury.
If the property owner was negligent, we will aggressively pursue your case until we reach a fair settlement for compensation, or we will seek damages in court. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.