When Dangerous Conditions Cause Injury
Slip And Fall, Drowning, Assault, Dog Bite
One minute you are walking along minding your own business and the next thing you know your life is taken over by soft-voiced people in white uniforms with stethoscopes hanging around their necks. If you suffered an accident as a result of unsafe conditions on property owned by someone else, you may have a premises liability claim. Contact our law firm of Winchester, Kentucky, as soon as possible to gather any remaining evidence of the owner’s negligence.
Free case evaluation.
Owners and occupiers of premises in Kentucky (businesses and homeowners) have a duty to keep their spaces reasonably safe for people they invite in for business or social use. If they have failed to provide reasonable maintenance, supervision, or security, or to identify and correct hazards, the owner can be liable for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our practice can handle a wide range of premises liability cases:
- Slip and fall injuries on slick floors or walkways
- Broken or cracked sidewalks or stairs
- Escalator and elevator accidents
- Dog attacks (including compensation for scarring)
- Toxic or hazardous substance exposure
- Swimming pool injuries or drowning
- Snow and ice accumulation
- Falling debris or merchandise
- Inadequate security enabling assault or robbery
As experienced personal injury trial lawyers with a background in rehabilitation counseling, we know that slip-and-fall injuries and other premises liability cases can result in very serious injuries, including broken bones and slow-healing fractures, head injury, disfigurement, and severe back injuries.
How We Can Help
All of us have slipped or tripped and fallen or otherwise injured ourselves through inattention or carelessness. But sometimes it isn’t your fault or at least not all yours. Until recently, it was the burden of the injured party to prove that the premises owner had a reasonable opportunity to discover and correct the condition, a nearly impossible task in some cases. Now however, once the injured person has demonstrated that the condition was there, the burden shifts to the owner to prove the lack of opportunity to discover and correct, making it easier on the injured party to press forward with a legitimate claim.
The job of an attorney is proving that the dangerous condition existed (property owners may act quickly to clean up a spill, post warning signs, or correct the hazard), and that it caused the injury. We dispatch investigators or personally visit the scene to photograph the hazard and identify witnesses. Our medical background enables us to gauge the extent of injuries and steer clients to the proper medical treatment, and to locate medical experts who can attest how the injury was incurred.
Our law firm has prevailed on behalf of clients throughout central Kentucky and eastern Kentucky in securing premises liability damages from businesses, apartment complex owners, homeowners and many other parties. If the owner or occupier of the space has left a condition that is unreasonably dangerous or hidden or otherwise conducive to an injury to a reasonably observant individual, they bear some or all of the responsibility for the injury.
Call us for a free case evaluation to find out if you have a viable claim. Evening and weekend appointments available.