Slip & Fall Lawyers in Columbus
Let Rourke & Blumenthal Fight for Your Compensation
It is fair to expect that public places or private locations you are invited to will be free of dangerous hazards and misplaced obstacles. You should be able to walk through a restaurant, a retail store, an office building, or even your friend’s home without the fear of suffering a serious slip and fall accident. If you do trip and become injured on someone else’s property, there is a team you can turn to for help.
At Rourke & Blumenthal, our Columbus premises liability lawyers believe that property owners and managers should be held accountable for the injuries their negligence causes. With more than 150 years of combined legal experience, we have dedicated the entirety of our practice to personal injury cases and have won more than $300 million in recoveries for our clients through successful verdicts and settlements. After slipping and falling due to the mistake of another, you should reach us right away to schedule a free consultation.
Slight Tripping Hazards Can Lead to Major Injuries
Slip and fall accidents commonly occur when business owners and property managers fail to maintain acceptable levels of safety on their premises. Oftentimes, there are guidelines in place that they must follow to help ensure that no one is wrongfully injured. When these are ignored, a real risk of danger can become present.
Hazards that can cause serious slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Cracked or uneven steps
- Missing handrails
- Torn or lifted carpeting and tile
- Inadequate lighting in dark rooms
- Cords across walking surfaces
- Non-obvious objects
- Scraps and debris
Any slip and fall accident can lead to serious, and even life-threatening, consequences. Elderly people and young children, in particular, are at risk of suffering debilitating wounds due to what might at first seem like a harmless trip.
Some of the more serious injuries that can occur include:
Property Owners Should Be Held Responsible
Property owners, landowners, and tenants of a business currently in control of the premises have an important responsibility to ensure that the area is safe for visitors, guests, and the general public. If there are any safety hazards present, they need to make you and everyone else who enters the area clearly aware of them. Dangers must also be remedied as soon as possible. For example, simply putting up a wet floor sign near a spill is not enough—it needs to be mopped up shortly after.
When you team up with our slip and fall injury attorneys, you could possibly win recoveries that help pay for:
- Medical and rehabilitation bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Nominal damages for your suffering
- Punitive damages for the accountable party’s negligence
Take the Right Steps after a Slip & Fall Accident
Proving liability in a slip and fall accident case can all come down to physical evidence, such as photographs of the area or even medical records. While it is important for you to keep track of this important data, it might also be difficult for you to do so, depending on the extent of your injuries.
The wise choice is to retain a Columbus slip and fall attorney from our firm as soon as possible. When you work with Rourke & Blumenthal, you will be backed by a powerful team of knowledgeable and compassionate professionals who genuinely want to see you fairly compensated for your unwarranted injuries.
What happened to you? Contact us today to speak with our slip and fall attorneys in Columbus.
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