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Premises Liability Lawyer

Premises Liability law is the area of law that addresses the negligence of a property owner and determines liability for any injuries that occur on the property. For those injured on another’s property through no fault of their own, premises liability law offers an avenue to be compensated for the injuries.

Joe Lyon is an experienced Personal Injury Attorney and Premises Liability Lawyer who has represented numerous individuals in serious premises liability cases.

Offering contingency fee agreements, the Lyon Firm utilizes expert engineers, building code experts, human factors experts to build the most persuasive evidence to prove liability and obtain compensation to restore dignity and security to Plaintiff’s life.

In the event the case needs to be presented to a jury, Joe Lyon utilizes state of art court room technology to present the client’s unique story with compelling and professional advocacy.

Premises Liability Lawsuits

Daycare Injury Lawsuits

The purpose of a daycare center is to provide a safe environment for young children. When daycare centers fail to provide a safe standard of care and a child is injured, a personal injury and premises liability lawsuit can be filed on behalf of the injured plaintiff.

Daycare lawsuits may involve unsafe playground equipment, food poisoning, entrapment and laceration hazards, drowning hazards, burn injuries, and a general lack of supervision.

Swimming Pool Lawsuits

Swimming pools at public parks, private homes or apartment complexes can all be dangerous areas for children. Drowning incidents can almost always be prevented, and other injuries can be curbed by general pool safety measures.

Pool Accidents are very common, and homeowners and pool management can be held responsible when a pool accident occurs.

Dog Attack Lawsuits

Dangerous dogs and other animals must be controlled by their owners, or they may be held liable for injuries that result. Dog bite lawsuits can award plaintiffs for the physical and emotional scarring that results.

In Ohio, the courts take very seriously a dog attack injury that can be prevented. Animal owners have a duty to prevent all violent animal attacks, and if a child or adult is injured by a dog or other dangerous animal, compensation may be available.

School Toxic Exposure

Schools ought to be one of the safer areas for children to spend their time. However, when schools are filled with toxic materials like asbestos, lead paint, and other toxins, students and teachers are put at serious health risk.

Due to serious safety concerns in recent years, students and school staff have had to resort to legal action in order to force the hand of municipalities and companies to provide a safe school and work environment.

Hotel Negligence Lawsuits

For those injured during a hotel stay, there may be legal recourse and compensation for medical costs and pain and suffering. Hotels and Airbnb homestays have a duty to provide a safe environment for patrons.

If you have been injured in a hotel accident during a stay or while on a hotel premises for a conference or a meal, you may have a viable hotel negligence claim. Common hotel injury lawsuits have included claims for slip and fall accidents, burn injuries, elevator accidents, unsafe stairwell injury, slippery surfaces, unsafe swimming pools and spas, and food poisoning.

Landlord Tenant Lawsuits

Landlords have a duty to provide a safe living environment, not only in apartment units but also in common areas, including outside areas. In recent years landlords have been named as defendants for failing to maintain sidewalks, elevators, common grills, playgrounds, smoke and fire alarms and other basic facility necessities.

Landlords must prevent accidents for both tenants and visitors, and should an injury occur on their premises, a potential premises liability and landlord negligence claim can be filed.

Premises Liability Injuries

When employers, landlords or municipalities fail to provide safe common areas for patrons or tenants, unfortunate accidents can occur, leading to serious injuries that may include:

The legal options will depend on what caused the injury.  In any case, these injuries are generally, too serious for the injured party to negotiate a fair and comprehensive settlement without an attorney. The interplay of damages caps analysis, subrogation, and future life care plans require the attention of an attorney.

There are cases where an attorney may not be necessary, but cases involving serious personal injury and premises liability should be addressed by a lawyer qualified in complex personal injury matters.

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Premises Liability Lawsuits

Provided the burden of proof is met on negligence, Ohio law provides  compensation for injuries due to premises liability. While Ohio has statutory caps on damages in many cases, those caps do not apply for either financial or economic damages in all cases.

The following damages are applicable in Cincinnati premises liability lawsuits. Each element of damages are assigned a separate value based on the individuals experience.

  • Past Physical Pain and Suffering
  • Past Mental Pain and Suffering
  • Past loss of enjoyment of lie
  • Future Physical Pain and Suffering
  • Future Mental Pain and Suffering
  • Future loss of enjoyment of life
  • Past Medical Expenses
  • Future Medical Expenses
  • Future Life Care Plan Expenses
  • Past Lost Wages
  • Future Lost Wages


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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A Voice for Those who have suffered

Why are these cases important?

Serious injuries and accidents often result through no fault of the injured party, yet the injured victim suffers from life altering physical, mental and financial losses. Such economic and human losses can have devastating financial consequences on individuals and families if not properly compensated. Tort law allows those individuals to seek just legal recourse through personal injury lawsuits.


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Questions about Premises Liability Cases

What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Any kind of negligence by an individual or company that causes injury or harm can lead to filing a personal injury lawsuit. The amount a plaintiff is entitled to depends on several factors, particularly how egregious the act and how serious the injury.

Personal injury attorneys generally only will take cases on a confidential and contingency fee basis, which means your lawyer will only get paid if he or she is able to reach a settlement or positive verdict. The Lyon Firm will review your case for free and assess what compensation any plaintiff can expect through litigation.

Personal Injury cases can range from minor auto accidents to complex lawsuits filed against large corporations. The Lyon Firm has handled both with equal care. Severe injury requires legal action on occasion, no matter if the injury is the result of a vehicle accident, a dog bite, a boating accident, workplace injury, defective consumer products, medical malpractice, or toxic exposure.

What is the Process?

Pre-Suit Investigation and Negotiations: Personal injury lawsuits are unique and require a thorough investigation before a lawsuit is filed. An initial investigation involves gathering all relevant medical records, accident reports, and interviews with available witnesses.  Preservation letters are drafted to notify the defendant of the case. The duty to preserve electronic evidence is critical in most cases to prevent spoliation.

Filing a Lawsuit in Cincinnati: If pre-suit negotiations are unsuccessful, then a lawsuit must be filed to preserve the statute of limitations.  Filing a lawsuit early in the process is often necessary to begin gathering evidence while the witnesses memories are fresh and documents remain available.

Once suit is filed by your personal injury lawyer, the court will set a case management schedule and the parties will begin exchanging information in the formal process of discovery. Depositions will be taken to preserve testimony for trial and to understand what certain witnesses are likely to say at trial.

Proving Negligence, Causation and Damages: In addition to lay witness testimony and other documentary evidence, personal injury claims rely upon medical and scientific evidence to prove negligence, causation and damages. The chosen expert in a case must have a reliable and sound basis in science and in the facts of the case or his opinion may not be admissible under the rules of evidence.

In the areas of Toxic and Environmental Torts, the admission of expert testimony may be scrutinized harder than in other areas simply because the subject may not have been as widely tested and may rest on novel scientific theories.

Are there any limits to what I can recover?

Each state will vary. Under Ohio law, an injured party may recover damages related to medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, loss of enjoyment of life, past pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, and punitive damages. The numerical limits are as such:

  1. Non-Catastrophic Injury:   The non-economic award is limited to $250,000 per plaintiff, or three times the economic loss, up to $350,000 per plaintiff. A maximum of $500,000 for each “occurrence.”
  2. Catastrophic Injury: No limits.

The Lyon Firm may be able to file injury claims and recover rightful compensation for clients for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost earnings and long-term disability.

Why should I hire The Lyon Firm?

Our Firm will help you find the answers.  The Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered. 

Experience:  Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 17 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters.   Personal Injury lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury.  Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.

Resources/Dedication: Mr. Lyon has worked with experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, epidemiology, metallurgy, pharmacology, toxicology, human factors, workplace safety, life care planning, economics, and virtually every medical discipline in successfully representing Plaintiffs across numerous areas of law. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.

Results:  Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure results