The last thing you expect when you go onto the commercial property is that you will sustain an injury caused by a slip and fall accident. Unfortunately, there are times when property owners fail their basic duty of keeping guests and visitors safe. Regardless of what type of commercial property you are visiting, chances are that somebody there has a duty of care to ensure that you are free from harm. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, our dedicated team is standing by to help when you need a Cleveland commercial property slip and fall attorney. We have the resources necessary to fully investigate these cases and help you secure the compensation you are entitled to.

Understanding Cleveland slip and fall accidents on commercial property

SLIP AND FALL ON COMMERCIAL PROPERTYIt is not uncommon for people to slip & fall on commercial property. After all, many of these places can be crowded, and it is difficult to keep up with everything going on at a large commercial property. There are many reasons a person may slip and fall on commercial property. Some causes include wet and slippery flooring, dark-lit hallways or rooms, torn carpeting, or unsafe conditions from rain, ice, or snow.

If you fall on commercial property and it is not your fault, the owner of the property is likely to be held liable for any injuries caused by the fall. However, the party leasing space, a maintenance company, or a customer/visitor could also be held responsible, depending on the situation. Sometimes it can be difficult to prove that it was the business owner’s fault. Each case depends on whether or not the business owner acted carefully to prevent slipping and falling and whether the person who fell was careful in paying attention to the conditions that caused the fall.

In order to prove that the accident was the business owner’s fault, the victim must have proof of a “dangerous condition”. A “dangerous condition” presents an unreasonable risk that the individual should not have expected under the circumstances. To establish proof of a “dangerous condition”, you must be able to show one of three things:

  1. The owner created the condition
  2. The owner possessed knowledge that the condition existed and did not fix it
  3. The condition has been around long enough that the owner should have corrected it prior to the accident without question

A person may also be able to prove that it was the business owner’s fault if they can prove that they violated a relevant statute. An example of this would be if the owner ignored the safety requirements listed in building codes.

Most common commercial slip and fall accident injuries

There are various types of injuries that can occur in a slip and fall accident on commercial property. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, our dedicated Cleveland slip and fall injury attorneys regularly help clients who have sustained the following:

  • Severe sprains and strains
  • Lacerations and puncture wounds
  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries (including concussions)
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Other severe back or neck injury

Additionally, visitors and guests on commercial property can also be injured due to exposure to chemicals and other atmospheric elements. This can lead to various types of internal injuries or illnesses, including respiratory injuries.

What kind of compensation is available for a commercial slip and fall accident?

Any person injured on the commercial property due to the careless or negligent actions of the property owner is likely entitled to some sort of compensation. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, our team is often able to help clients in these cases recover various types of economic and non-economic compensation. This can include the following:

  • Complete coverage of their medical bills
  • Lost income if they cannot work
  • General household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of quality of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the commercial property owner

Contact a Cleveland slip and fall attorney today

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a slip and fall accident on commercial property in Cleveland, contact Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers for help with your case today. Our attorneys have extensive resources that we can use to conduct a full investigation into your case, determine liability, and help ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to. We are not afraid to stand up to aggressive insurance carriers, and we are fully willing to take your case to trial if necessary. When you need a Cleveland commercial property slip and fall attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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