Premises Liability Lawyer in Lexington
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Slip and fall accidents (also referred to as "trip and fall accidents") are among the most common types of personal injury claims and also the most misunderstood. While property owners, managers, and tenants are not required to guarantee the safety of visitors on the property they own or control, they may be liable for failure to take adequate measures to warn visitors or repair hazards that the owner or possessor knows or should know exists. A Lexington slip and fall attorney can help explain how these cases are prosecuted.
At Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC, our experienced Lexington premises liability attorneys understand that these serious accidents can result in severe debilitating injuries. The misconceptions about the benign nature of most falls often discourage victims who slip on a wet floor or trip over debris in a poorly lit aisle of a grocery store to delay seeking medical attention. If you are involved in any slip and fall while patronizing a Wal-Mart, Kroger or other business, you should immediately report the incident and seek medical attention even if the symptoms seem minor at the time of the accident.
We have experience handling many types of premises liability claims, including:
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Factors in Premises Liability Claims
When you slip and fall on the premises of a business, public entity or even a private residence, you may have a right to obtain compensation for injuries if the owner was negligent about conducting reasonable inspection and maintenance of the premises to discover and correct potential hazards. Falls caused by slipping or tripping on the property of another are governed by premises liability law. There are many factors that may impact the scope of the duty owed by the owner or occupier of the premises and whether the duty has been met.
These factors may include the following:
- The character of the premises (public, commercial or private)
- Reason for the visit
- Nature of the hazard that caused the fall
- Whether the injury victim was a child
- Surrounding circumstances including poor lighting
- Knowledge that the potential hazard existed
- Maintenance procedures for keeping the premises safe from hazards
- Duration the hazard was present
- Open and obvious nature of the hazard
- Efforts made by the property owner to warn visitors or make the hazard safe
- Whether the hazard was natural or manmade
While this certainly is not an exhaustive list of all of the considerations that may be relevant when assessing whether the owner or possessor of property is liable for injury to a visitor, it provides a sense of the complex nature of analyzing and proving liability in Kentucky slip and fall accidents.
Injured? Call a Lexington Premises Liability Attorney Today!
If you are involved in a slip and fall accident anywhere throughout Kentucky, you should contact our experienced Lexington slip and fall accident lawyers promptly because these cases can be complicated and turn on the specific facts of the case. Our law firm carefully investigates the circumstances and evidence involved in our clients' slip and fall cases so that we can preserve critical evidence and acquire witness statements while their memories are fresh.
We will compassionately and zealously advocate for your rights while seeking the best possible outcome. Call us today at (859) 534-9327!