Who Is Liable After A Fall?

When you visit a business or any other property, you have the right to expect a certain level of safety. You have the right to expect floors and walkways will be kept clear of hazards. When that expectation is not met and you slip or trip and suffer a serious injury, you may have a cause of action against the property owner.

Where Did The Fall Happen?

Our lawyers handle slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents that occurred at businesses of all kinds, including restaurants, bars, grocery stores, retail stores, shopping malls, gas stations and hotels. We also handle cases involving falls on rental property such as apartment buildings.

Was the fall caused by a leak or spill inside a business? Was it the result of ice or snow accumulation in front of a business or in the entryway? Was it caused by boxes, food, tools or other objects left in an aisle? Did it involve a fall down a staircase because of lack of a handrail or dangerous steps? Whatever the case may be, we can help.

A Break Down Of Premises Liability

Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accident cases are referred to as premises liability claims. These are claims against property owners who fail to fulfill their duty to keep visitors safe. Our attorneys also handle other premises liability claims, including:

  • Falling objects
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Assault and negligent security cases

It Is Not Always Clear Who Is To Blame

In the past, these cases were difficult in Kentucky. Property owners would frequently use the "open and obvious" defense, stating that the victim should have seen the clear hazard and avoided it. However, the law is evolving, making it tougher for property owners to shirk their duties and place blame on the victim of the slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident.

At Herren & Adams LLP, our attorneys have seen how the law has evolved. Because we handle these matters on a daily basis for people in Lexington and throughout Kentucky, we are at the forefront of the changes to the law. With more than 35 years of experience, we know what needs to be done to hold property owners accountable and get full compensation.

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You are not alone in your journey to recovery. Together, we can take your case to the next level and fight for maximum compensation.

Receive answers to your questions from Kentucky's rising premises liability attorneys by calling 859-554-4629 or contacting us online. Cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you only pay if we get results.