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