Premises Accidents/Premises Liability

Dog Bites

In Ohio, an owner, keeper or harborer of a dog is strictly liable or responsible if a dog bites another person. This strict liability rule is set forth in the Ohio Revised Code. Under the statute, there are two defenses that can be raised: 1) the own… Read More

Slips, Trips and Falls

Slip and falls are the second leading cause of injuries in the United States. A property owner can be responsible for injuries to persons who trip, slip or fall if there is a dangerous or hazardous condition on the property. This applies to both resi… Read More

Swimming Pool Injuries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that approximately 500 children under 5 years of age are the victims of drowning in a swimming pool each year. An additional 3,000 children receive medical treatment for near-drowning injuries. Near… Read More