As Cleveland personal injury lawyers, we know firsthand that slip and fall accidents happen all the time. While many may escape slips, trips, and falls with minor cuts or bruises, countless others are not so lucky. Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries, including broken bones, long-term back injuries, and even life-altering head or spinal injuries. With the physical suffering, lost wages, and costly medical expenses, a slip and fall injury can become one of the most difficult experiences of the victim’s life.
Slip and fall accidents frequently occur at stores, malls, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, and many other venues open to the public. Under Ohio law, these businesses and property owners are required to maintain their premises in safe condition, to inspect the property for any hidden dangers, and to warn their customers of any hidden problems that might cause injuries. If these businesses/property owners are negligent and their negligence leads to a slip and fall, they may be liable for their customer’s injuries.