We represented a man in his sixties who was severely injured during a robbery of a business that he was patronizing. The business was located in an area with a notoriously high crime rate; however, the business provided inadequate security. The perpetrator was never identified.

The man and his wife hired Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A., at the referral of their local bar association. On behalf of the man and his wife, we presented claims against the premise liability insurance policy maintained by the business.

What Are Premises Liability Claims?

Premises liability cases are predicated on a reasonable expectation that premises we visit are safe. When someone is injured as a result of lack of maintenance or obvious safety problems, they may have a right to sue the responsible party for damages suffered.

Factors that may affect premises liability cases include:

  • Whether the injured party was invited to the premises-whether implicitly, as in a business, or explicitly, as in an invitation event.
  • Whether the danger was or should have been known to the person or persons responsible for the property.
  • Whether the injured party acted reasonably prior to the injury.

Contrary to many common belief, premises liability cases can be very difficult to prove and difficult to collect damages on. For this and other reasons, it is important that you seek help from an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you’ve been injured as a result of another party’s negligence to maintain safe premises.

At Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A., we have the skills and experience to represent injured parties in premises liability cases. Contact us today by calling (614) 766-2000 or completing our online form to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll review your case carefully and help you get started getting back on your feet again.