Where a store, event center, gas station or other place inviting us to do business allows an unsafe condition to exist, a duty to compensate those who are harmed may exist. State laws can differ as to when there is, or is not, a legal duty to make the condition safer. In Ohio, for example, conditions deemed “open and obvious” my be forgiven by the court, even where the average person would see a responsibility to correct the hazard. Kentucky takes a somewhat more enlightened approach, and tends to allow such cases to “have their day in court.” If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by an unsafe condition, consult a trusted attorney. Mark B. Smith has handled these cases for individuals, and for businesses. He can be reached by phone or text at 513-287-7447, or send him a direct message through the website contact form.