Columbus Premises Liability Attorney

Slip-And-Fall Accident Lawyers Winning The Tough Cases

In Ohio, a property owner may be held liable for injuries that happen because of an unsafe condition on the property. The issue of foreseeability is involved, with the court being asked to decide whether the property owner or homeowner should have reasonably foreseen that an accident could have occurred. This issue is usually contentious in premises liability lawsuits: It's crucial to have an experienced lawyer help you win this argument.

At The Donahey Law Firm, our Columbus premises liability attorneys are adept at winning legal arguments involving accidents on someone else's property. More than 40 years ago, our law firm began helping injury victims in Columbus. Today, we help injured people anywhere in Ohio and northern Kentucky. For a free consultation, email us or call 866-918-5886.

Our law firm has a proven track record in slip and fall accident cases, visit our verdicts and settlements page for a list of results. For additional resources, please visit our personal injury information center or email us for a FREE case evaluation.

Animal attacks

From pets to livestock, animal-related injuries can be serious and require legal action. To learn more about your rights after a dog bite or animal attack, visit our Animal Attacks page.

Elevator/escalator accidents

Despite being strictly governed by laws and regulations at the state and municipal levels, many elevators and escalators are negligently maintained. When lifts and escalators fall into disrepair, they needlessly expose people to serious injuries and death.

At The Donahey Law Firm, we are excellent at building a case that proves the property owner's liability - often a surprisingly difficult task under Ohio law. We are also adept at the crucial process of valuing your claim to encompass your total harm. If you win your claim, but undervalue your damages, you will not have a second chance to get more compensation.

Falls due to broken stairs/handrails

A fall down a staircase can cause disabling injuries, brain trauma and even death. The at-fault party and insurers will work hard to disprove your claim, arguing that your own negligence or clumsiness was the cause of your fall. Our law firm is skilled at proving how the property owner's negligence caused your injuries. It is often an extremely difficult task, because property owners often repair a dangerous condition immediately after they learn that a fall occurred.

Ohio has strict laws concerning floors, stairways and railings. If a handrail, step or landing fails to comply with the law - even by as little as an inch - it profoundly increases the likelihood of a fall. We will thoroughly investigate your claim and find any dangerous conditions that caused you harm.

Inadequate lighting injuries

Insufficient lighting is the cause of many falls and missteps, both inside and outside of buildings. A lack of lighting can also contribute to assaults and other acts of violence. Whether your injuries occurred in a dark parking lot or a dimly lit stairwell, you may have the right to collect compensation for the harm you suffered.

At The Donahey Law Firm, our Columbus lawyers offer you a free consultation about your potential premises liability claim. Call 866-918-5886 to arrange your free case review today.

Lead paint poisoning

Lead paint is still a problem in many communities, causing tremendous harm to babies and children. Lead poisoning is usually attributed to a living environment where lead-based paint hasn't been sufficiently removed according to law. Children may eat the paint chips and accumulate dangerous levels of lead in their bloodstream.

Side effects of lead poisoning include:

  • Kidney damage
  • Behavioral and developmental problems
  • Seizures
  • Anemia
  • Muscle weakness
  • Reduced IQ

A simple blood test at a hospital or clinic can reveal whether your child is suffering from lead poisoning. If your child has been harmed by lead paint, contact The Donahey Law Firm for a free case evaluation.

Negligent security: preventable assaults, muggings

Insufficient security can lead to crimes causing serious bodily harm. In these instances, the victim may be able to hold the property owner liable. Negligent security cases are quite difficult to prove, requiring the plaintiff-victim to prove that the property owner knew about the security deficiency and failed to fix it. Entrust your case to an experienced personal injury attorney to give you the best chance of prevailing.

Negligent security can arise from a variety of deficiencies, including:

  • A lack of working security cameras
  • Broken or disabled door locks in common areas
  • Broken door locks on apartments
  • Insufficient lighting in parking lots, stairwells, hallways and common areas
  • Ignorance of recurring criminal behavior jeopardizing the safety of tenants and visitors

If you or someone in your family has suffered serious harm or wrongful death and you believe you may have a negligent security claim, call The Donahey Law Firm at 866-918-5886 for a free case evaluation.

Trip-and-falls: loose floorboards, rugs or carpeting

If you have suffered serious injuries from a fall on another person's property, the property owner is going to vehemently argue that your harm was caused by your own negligence or clumsiness. The owner may also be sneaky - and break the law - by fixing the dangerous condition that caused you harm and denying its existence.

An experienced attorney can help you overcome evidence problems after a trip-and-fall accident. Whether your case calls for finding witnesses that can testify about a defective condition or obtaining security camera footage showing your fall, the lawyers at The Donahey Law Firm know how to build the strength of your premises liability injury case.

Contact Us for a Free Premises Liability Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured because of a defective or dangerous condition on another person's property, contact us to discuss your legal options. With offices throughout Ohio - including a mobile office - our Columbus premises liability lawyers have the flexibility to serve clients anywhere in Ohio and northern Kentucky. To secure your free consultation, call The Donahey Law Firm at 866-918-5886.