Although there are many common ways that one could be injured in an accident, slip and falls rank among one of the most common. According to statistics, slip and falls result in roughly 1 million hospital emergency department visits each year in the United States. Of these slip and falls, roughly 20% of the falls result in personal injuries such as head injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, and other serious or disabling injuries. However, some falls are so devastating that they can result in the wrongful death of an innocent person. In fact, falls are the third-leading cause of accidental death in the United States, behind only poisoning and motor vehicle accidents. Most victims suffer significant pain and suffering, lost wages, and high medical bills as a result of a fall. Victims who are injured in a slip and fall accident in Kentucky should contact an experienced premises liability lawyer in Louisville for help recovering compensation for those damages.
Here at the Louisville Injury Law Firm, our skilled legal team can help you and your family recover compensation for damages caused by your slip and fall, trip and fall, or any other type of accident. We have a proven track record of success, representing victims and their families against some of the leading defense law firms and insurance carriers in the region. Unlike other law firms, our premises liability lawyer in Louisville offers dedicated service and treats all cases as unique and individual – not just another file number. We also offer FREE consultations and case evaluations, and pay the upfront costs and disbursements of litigation which are only reimbursed when we recover compensation for you. Similarly, our legal fees are also only paid after we recover compensation for you, and only from a percentage of that – meaning you take home money after your case. To learn more about how the Louisville Injury Law Firm can help you, contact us today.
In general, premises liability cases are a type of personal injury case which arises out of the use or presence of the land or property of another. This means that these cases involve injuries occurring on the land or property of another person, business, or government entity. When injuries are caused by a condition on another’s land, there are several different parties who may be liable including the landowner, a property maintenance company, a renter, or another entity in control of or responsible for the property where you were injured. Therefore, there may be many different types of defendants in a premises liability case in Kentucky.
There are several different types of premises liability cases, including the following:
Since premises liability cases are also personal injury cases, they are generally based on negligence. This important legal concept is one which requires individuals to use reasonable care under the circumstances to avoid causing foreseeable harm to others. In a premises liability case, that means reasonably maintaining a property which is safe and free from dangerous or hazardous conditions which could cause foreseeable harm to individuals who come onto the property. In some instances, that duty can be satisfied where a party warns of a dangerous condition before it is fixed (like a wet floor sign).
However, in addition to these requirements which are common in all negligence cases, premises liability cases in Kentucky also require notice. Oftentimes the notice requirement is what most slip and fall or trip and fall cases are based on and where defendants spend most of their time trying to defend their case.
In order to prove notice in a Kentucky premises liability case, a victim must establish one of the following:
Following a slip and fall or a trip and fall, victims and their families may suffer serious, catastrophic, or even fatal personal injuries. Although most people are surprised to learn that and do not realize how devastating slip and falls may be. In fact, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (ahead of motor vehicle accidents) and the second-leading cause of spinal cord injuries (just behind motor vehicle accidents). As noted above, they are also the third-leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States.
Therefore, due to the seriousness of fall injuries, anyone who is injured in a premises liability accident should call an experienced premises liability lawyer in Louisville for help with their case. The Louisville Injury Law Firm can handle many different types of serious or catastrophic injury cases, including the following:
Victims who are seriously injured in a slip and fall accident in Kentucky may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages associated with their accident. Although some insurance carriers and defendants will accept their obligations under the law to compensate victims, most will not. Rather, they will try to undermine or mitigate your damages in an effort to lower the total amount of compensation that you may be entitled to.
This isn’t right.
Don’t let that happen to you. Contact the Louisville Injury Law Firm to fight back to protect your rights to compensation under Kentucky law. Our experienced premises liability lawyer in Louisville offers free consultations and case evaluations for victims and their families to learn more about how they can fight back when an insurance adjuster, defense lawyer, or a defendant will not fairly compensate them. To get started with our personal injury law firm, contact us today by dialing NUMBER or sending us a message on our contact us box here.