If you were a victim of a dog bite, a crime on someone’s property, or slip and fall and injured yourself as a result; you may be eligible for a premises liability lawsuit. This is an area of personal injury law that encompasses situations where you go to a location where another person is responsible for your safety, they act negligently, and then you suffer injuries.
These injuries can all stem from situations including:
- Inadequate maintenance of premises
- Defective conditions at a premise
- Playground injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Elevator/escalator injuries
- Inadequate security leading to assault or injury
- Swimming pool accidents
- Dog bites
Ultimately, all of these situations have a duty by the owner to protect people on their property and failure to live up to that duty may lead to negligence and a lawsuit. For instance, during dog bite cases, the individuals gave an unsafe condition on their property due to the presence of a dangerous dog. In slip and fall accidents, if a floor is unsafe, it could be a premises liability case. For a plaintiff to win, they must provide that the property owner and/or manager failed to maintain the property. This falls under Kentucky negligence law.
Kentucky is a pure comparative negligence state meaning that a plaintiff in a premises liability action must show that the defendant named in the claim is responsible for their injury. The fault will be determined by percentages and, if the person injured is partially responsible, their compensation is reduced by the percentage amount they’re responsible for the injury.
Premises liability cases and the injuries that individuals suffer can be serious. Schuler Law Office has years of experience fighting for individuals who have suffered injuries as the result of someone else’s negligence. We will work diligently to fight for your rights. To schedule a free consultation with one of our premises liability attorneys today, call 502-568-9000.