When Someone Puts You in Danger, Get Paid

You were going about your business, running errands, when you arrived at a building that the owner wasn’t properly maintaining for visitors.

Maybe it was a pothole in the parking lot. Ice on the walkway. Or a spill on a hard floor inside.

You slipped. You fell. You broke a bone. Now you’re stuck with medical bills, missed work time, inconveniences and costs—because of a hazard in your path that you couldn’t foresee.

Or maybe you’re not stuck.

A slip-and-fall claim could bring you compensation for your losses so when you’re harmed by someone else’s negligence, you get payment that’s fair.

Slips and falls are among the most common types of personal injury claims.

But it’s not as simple as filing a complaint and getting paid. The property owner may fight you.

The Ohio slip-and-fall lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal don’t work for businesses or their insurance companies. We help individual people like you when you’re hurting physically and financially.

We want you to come away from working with us thinking “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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Phases of Your Slip-and-Fall Injury Claim

When you’re injured, get medical attention immediately. Your medical records form the core of your case. In a premises liability case like this, this is the process you’ll follow:

Step 1: Investigation

An HNB attorney will gather medical records, statements from witnesses and other evidence.

Step 2: Starting a Personal Injury Claim

Your attorney negotiates with the negligent party or their insurance company over the compensation you should receive. You could reach a settlement agreement with the property owner.

Step 3: Filing a Lawsuit

If you can’t agree on a settlement with the responsible party, your next step is to file a lawsuit.

Step 4: Gathering Information for Your Lawsuit

Lawsuits start with a process called “discovery,” which involves exchanging questions and answers with the property owner and giving statements under oath called depositions.

Step 5: Going to Trial

Most cases never get this far, but it can be the only way to get full compensation for your pain and losses.

To learn more about what your specific slip-and-fall claim could involve, you can get an evaluation from the HNB law firm for free.

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A couple looks over papers at a kitchen table. The attorneys at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you understand the steps to an Ohio slip-and-fall claim.

The attorneys at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you understand the steps to an Ohio slip-and-fall claim.

Types of Slip-and-Fall Compensation

In a slip-and-fall case, you’ll need to prove negligence by the property owner. That means showing that they could have reasonably corrected the dangerous situation—or at least warned you about it—but carelessly left the problem in place.

Premises liability is the reason stores and restaurants put out yellow caution cones and signs when their floors are wet.

If they failed to take precautions and you got hurt as a result, this is some of what you could receive:

  • Payment for the medical bills you incurred
  • Payment for paychecks you missed because you couldn’t work
  • Compensation for a long-term disability
  • Compensation for your pain and suffering
  • Other costs you took on after getting hurt

These cases can get complicated. Sometimes courts assign a percentage of fault to you and the property owner. The amount you receive is reduced by your percentage of fault. If they find you mostly at fault, you could get nothing.

And you have two years from the date of the incident to file your personal injury claim. If you wait longer, that’s another argument the defense will use to throw out your claim.

We want to see you get the best result possible so you can move on from this painful experience. You won’t pay an attorney fee until we win compensation for you.

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A man sits on a medical exam table talking to a doctor. After a slip-and-fall injury, get an attorney from Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal to help secure every form of compensation available to you.

After a slip-and-fall injury, get an attorney from Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal to help secure every form of compensation available to you.