Landowners in Kentucky can be held liable for injuries that others sustain on their property. Whether you can recover depends upon your purpose for being on the land and the type of hazard you encounter there. The most common types of premises liability cases are slip and fall injuries — when a defective condition, foreign substance or object causes a person to fall. Premises injuries can also involve child injuries, fire and burn injuries, falling debris, workplace injuries, animal attacks and other cases involving injuries received while on property.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident due to a landowner’s negligence, our premises liability lawyers will work hard to collect all the damages you deserve. You can recover for premises liability injuries sustained in both residential and business locations.
Sometimes slip and fall injuries and other premises liability accidents are catastrophic and may cause permanent scarring or disfigurement, broken bones, brain or spine injuries, or even death. If you have been injured on another’s property due to negligence, let premises liability attorney Flora Templeton Stuart begin investigating as soon as possible. Although you generally have one year to file your claim, we recommend contacting an experienced premises liability attorney as soon as possible because we must preserve vital evidence and locate potential witnesses while this event is still fresh in their memories. Also, a property owner might make quick repairs before you file your personal injury claim. If possible, take photographs of the accident scene and your injuries, and write down the names and addresses of any eyewitnesses. Let one of our slip and fall injury attorneys help you get the compensation you deserve in your premises liability case.
The key to winning a premises liability case is to prove that the property owner or management was negligent and their negligence caused your injuries. An experienced slip and fall injury lawyer will help you secure the evidence you need to win your case.
Proving negligence is the key in your slip or trip and fall injury case, but it can be difficult.
Remember that just because you were injured on someone’s property does not mean that the property owner was negligent. The property owner has to be proven careless or negligent (has done something wrong or unsafe) in order for you to recover damages in a premises liability claim. If the property owner was negligent, they must pay for losses caused by the dangerous condition of the property.
In order to win a slip and fall accident or other premises liability claim, the injured person must prove:
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident or other premises liability incident, you need an experienced premises liability attorney knowledgeable with Kentucky law and personal injury on your side. Your first consultation is free and we are not paid unless you recover. Our firm has offices in Bowling Green and Glasgow, but we represent clients throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, and the nation. Call Warren and Barren County, Kentucky slip and fall accident lawyer Flora Templeton Stuart at (888) 782-9090 for a free initial consultation twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week.
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Premises liability cases involve injuries received while on property – including business and residential property – due to the negligence of the property owner, renter, or other party responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the property. The most common type of premises liability claims are due to slip and fall injuries — when a defective condition, foreign substance or object causes a person to fall. Other types of premises liability injury cases include:
Land owners/renters have the duty to maintain a safe property, and most premises liability injuries could be avoided if maintenance is performed properly. The property owner/renter has the responsibility to repair or remove any hazard that could cause injury to others. If the hazard cannot be repaired or removed, the owner/renter has the duty to adequately warn others of the hazard to prevent injury. Common causes of premises liability injuries include standing water or slippery floors, changes in flooring level or surface (such as changing from tile to carpet), uneven gravel or pavement, cracked or damaged sidewalks or walkways, broken or loose handrails, foreign objects in walkways, potholes or curbs, inadequate lighting, and faulty wiring.
The injuries sustained from slip and fall or premises liability accidents are usually minor and may include bruising, strains, sprains, or fractures. Sometimes severe injuries can result including multiple broken bones or catastrophic injuries such as permanent scarring or disfigurement, brain or spine injuries, or even death. The elderly are especially susceptible to fractures from falls, and children are frequent victims of fall-related deaths—although people of any age can be injured in premises liability accidents. In severe premises liability or slip and fall accidents, victims may need rehabilitation or ongoing medical treatment. A victim’s ability work could also be affected. An experienced premises liability or slip and fall accident attorney can evaluate your case and help you get the compensation you deserve.