Slip and Fall Accidents in Ohio and West Virginia

Common Slip and Fall Injuries – Jay Gerber, Attorney at Law

Jay Gerber, Attorney at Law serves clients in Ohio and West Virginia involved in one of the most common types of injury cases: slip and fall. It is important to act fast and discuss your matter with an attorney and know if you have a case. Slip and fall matters can happen anywhere; however, many occur in retail or other commercial locations where there are premises liability or negligence factors. Accidents in the workplace or at commercial locations often involve multiple opposing parties and insurers, who may all have a stake in the outcome of your injury matter.

Jay Gerber has more than a decade of experience with personal injury law and slip and fall cases. Discuss your situation with Jay Gerber, Attorney at Law and get confident answers on whether you might be eligible to seek damages. Call us today at (304) 485-5372 or contact us using our online form to schedule an appointment.

Slip and Fall or Premises Liability in OH and WV

People of all ages can receive an injury in a slip-and-fall incident, and these types of property liability matters require immediate action on your part. In OH and WV, the statute of limitations on premises liability matters is two years. So, time is of the essence with slip-and-fall injuries, especially if the hazardous condition is of a temporary nature. The incident may involve comparative negligence, to determine if you were more careless than the opposing party. If you were more at-fault in the matter, you may not be able to recover anything. If evidence clearly shows the other party or multiple parties contributed to your injury, each of them is liable for a portion of the damages you sustained.

Types of Hazardous Conditions

  • Icy or Slippery Sidewalk
  • Water on Tile Floor
  • Oil or Grease on Roadway
  • Broken Stair or Loose Railing

Types of Bodily Injury

  • Skull Fracture
  • Concussion
  • Broken Bone(s)
  • Joint or Spine Injury

Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents – Jay Gerber, Attorney at Law

Setting forth a slip-and-fall injury case in OH or WV requires not only knowing strength of your case, but also proving premises liability in court. Injury matters require reviewing medical records or obtaining expert testimony or other evidence. Did the property owner or retailer act in a reasonable manner to keep visitors safe or prevent the accident? What is the lasting impact of your injury? Discuss your accident with Jay Gerber, Attorney at Law today: (304) 485-5372.

Jay Gerber Does Necessary Negotiations in Slip and Fall Cases

While it is prudent to plan for trial, the other parties may try to settle your injury matter out of court. Trials can be long and expensive, and the weight of your evidence or proof can move the matter to negotiation to avoid taking it to trial. Jay Gerber handles these types of negotiations, with over a decade of personal injury experience in both Ohio and West Virginia. Expenses such as medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering are the general types of damages negotiated in slip and falls.

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