Slip and Fall
Slip and Fall
Property owners have a legal obligation to keep their land and the structures on it in a safe, properly maintained condition. If a property owner fails to do so, accidents can occur, resulting in potentially devastating injuries.
Premises liability cases require the injured person prove that the property owner was negligent with respect to ownership and/or maintenance of the property. Generally speaking, negligence means that the property owner failed to use reasonable care and maintenance of the property. Such situations may include:
- Inadequate maintenance
- Obstructions or slippery conditions on walkways
- Unmarked or uneven surfaces
- Defective construction
- Insufficient security
- Fire, water leaks or flooding
- Dog bites / attacks
- Improperly maintained swimming pools
Injured parties may be able to receive compensation for past, present, and future medical bills, lost wages from time off work, diminished capacity to earn, and past and future pain and suffering.
In some instances, Kentucky law ALSO allows juries to award punitive damages.
Punitive damages are meant to punish behavior that is intentional and/or grossly negligent to dissuade others from the same behavior.
If you believe you have been injured due to a property owner’s negligence and you need to speak with an experienced, knowledgeable premises liability attorney, contact Winton & Hiestand to schedule a FREE initial consultation.