When you go on to another person’s property, you should never have to worry about being injured. Unfortunately, there are times when property owners or the people who work for them do not take proper steps to ensure the safety of patrons. At Paulozzi LPA, you can count on our knowledgeable and experienced team to get to work on your case immediately. Our goal is to investigate what happened in your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a premises liability attorney, call us today.

What does premises liability mean?

Most people never think about their safety when they go onto another person’s property, whether they are at the bank, the grocery store, or a friend’s house. However, property owners have a responsibility to keep people on their property safe. If a property owner (or their employees) fail to take steps to keep their guests safe, they could be held liable for any injuries.

There are four basic elements that must be proven in a premises liability lawsuit:

  • The defendant (the property owner) owed the plaintiff (the injured person) a duty
  • The defendant breached their duty to the plaintiff
  • The defendant’s breach of duty caused the plaintiff’s injuries
  • The plaintiff’s injuries led to a loss (economic or non-economic)

How do premises liability cases arise?

There are various ways in which a property owner’s actions can cause injuries to others. At Paulozzi LPA, our premises liability lawyers regularly work with these incidents:

  • Slip and fall or trip and fall incidents – Slips or trips are a leading cause of premises liability incidents. They regularly occur due to inattention or negligence of a property owner. Wet floors, wobbly stairs, uneven walking surfaces, loose carpeting, loose floor material, low-lying obstacles, and more can all cause these injuries.
  • Poor maintenance – Property owners have a duty to continually inspect their premises for hazards. They should remedy any hazard as fast as reasonably possible. A failure to do so could lead to serious injuries. Injuries are commonly caused by hazardous stairs, benches, store displays, shelving, elevators, escalators, and more.
  • Pools and hot tubs – Many commercial and residential properties have pools and hot tubs. These can both cause serious injuries and drownings. Property owners should properly secure pools with a fence to keep young children from accidentally falling into them. The areas around the pool should be maintained, and all chemicals should be used properly.
  • Private residences – Private residence owners also have a duty to ensure guests are safe. They should repair any known hazards or warn guests of any known hazards that could cause them harm.

We are ready to help you secure the compensation you deserve

If you or someone you love has been injured in an incident due to a property owner’s careless or negligent actions, seek legal assistance immediately. Our goal is to investigate what happened in your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve, including:

  • Coverage of your medical bills related to the premises incident
  • Compensation for lost income if you are unable to work will you recover
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the negligent property owner

At Paulozzi LPA, we are here when you need a Youngstown premises liability attorney. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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