Ohio Slip & Fall Accidents
Have you or a loved one been injured as a result of a slip and fall caused by negligence or a dangerous condition on someone else’s property? Hazards like torn carpeting, uneven pavement or flooring, poor lighting, narrow stairs or a wet floor can cause slip and falls that result in serious personal injuries, including broken bones, back injuries and head trauma. Every day, the Ohio slip and fall lawyers at The Cochran Firm witness the devastating financial and emotional toll these serious accidents take on victims and their families. If you or someone you love were hurt because of a negligent property owner, you deserve compensation from those responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. It is vital to retain a skilled and experienced Ohio slip and fall attorney as early as possible, to ensure your legal rights are protected.
At The Cochran Firm, our Ohio slip and fall lawyers work every day to provide all of our clients with a level of service that honors the high standard of excellence established by our founder, Johnnie Cochran. If your life was turned upside down because of a property owner’s negligence, our slip and fall lawyers will see to it that you have access to the compensation you need to recover physically, financially and emotionally from your injury. To learn more about all of the ways The Cochran Firm can help you and your family get your lives back on track after your slip and fall accident, please contact us for a free, no obligation legal evaluation of your case today.
Ohio Slip and Fall Lawsuits
Slip and fall accidents can be extremely serious. In fact, 15% of all accident fatalities occur because of slips and falls, making them the second leading cause of accidental deaths. Slip and falls can occur in retail stores, supermarkets, bars and restaurants, parking lots, apartment buildings, and private homes. Regardless of where such accidents occur, all property or building owners have a certain level of responsibility to make sure an environment is safe.
To prove an Ohio slip and fall claim, a victim has to show that the defendant created the hazard that led to the accident or that the defendant knew or should have known about the danger and had it removed or repaired. Under Ohio statutes, if negligence by multiple parties contributed to your slip and fall injuries, then each party will be liable for a proportion of the total damages. However, Ohio’s comparative negligence law also allows your compensation to be reduced if you are found to have been partially responsible for your accident. In fact, if you were more careless than the opposing party, you cannot recover anything. The complexity of Ohio slip and fall cases means that you must retain an attorney with extensive experience litigating these types of claims.
The Cochran Firm has been representing Ohio personal injury victims for over four decades, and our attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of people in all types of slip and fall lawsuits, including those involving:
- Hazards created by poor weather conditions (for example, ice, snow, or rain)
- Uneven sidewalks and pavement
- Poorly lit or unmarked pathways or stairs
- Slippery tiling
- Unbalanced flooring
- Rippled carpet
- Obstructions on the floor or walkway
If you or a loved one were the victim of a serious slip and fall accident, it is vital that you contact the Ohio personal injury lawyers at The Cochran Firm today, to ensure that your legal rights are protected. The insurer for the property owner will mount a vigorous defense against your claim, so you need an equally aggressive attorney on your side. The Cochran Firm has never been afraid to take on even the largest corporations or insurance companies. Our slip and fall lawyers understand what it takes to negotiate with insurers, and will make sure you are treated fairly. Our Ohio slip and fall lawyers are also experienced courtroom litigators who will be ready for trial if the property owner refuses to address your claim in good faith.
Legal Help for Ohio Slip and Fall Victims
At The Cochran Firm, all of our highly-experienced attorneys are dedicated to providing quality legal representation to injured people, their families, and the ordinary citizen, just as Johnnie Cochran envisioned when he founded the firm over 40 years ago. If you or a loved one are seeking personal, dedicated and aggressive legal representation in the wake of a slip and fall injury, please contact The Cochran Firm today by filling out our online form, or call (513) 381-HURT