Premise Liability Lawyer
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.
Examples of Premises Liability Cases:
- Slip and fall injuries caused by standing water, ice, snow, or slippery floors
- Trip and fall injuries caused by damaged walkways or stairs, or poor upkeep
- Construction site injuries, particularly involving persons other than workers
- Inadequate security (lights, surveillance) resulting in an assault by a third party
- Serious burns from fire or faulty wiring or plumbing
- Any other defect on property causing injury
- Dangerous dogs or animals that cause injury
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:
- The condition of the property was dangerous.
- The owner knew, or should have known, about the dangerous condition.
- The owner had a reasonable opportunity to correct or warn of the condition, which was not reasonably open and obvious to the injured party at the time of the accident.
- In terms of rental property, the landlord could be held liable for your damages.
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.
We serve Kentucky and Tennessee to include: Bowling Green, Glasgow, Warren County, Barren County, Allen County, Adair County, Butler County, Casey County, Christian County, Clinton County, Cumberland County, Edmonson County, Grayson County, Green County, Hart County, Hopkins County, Logan County, Marion County, Metcalfe County, Monroe County, Muhlenberg County, Ohio County, Russell County, Simpson County, Taylor County and Todd County.
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