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When Injuries Happen On Private Or Public Property

When accidents occur on another party's property, you may not know who you can hold responsible for the injuries or losses you suffer. Property owners in Kentucky have a legal duty to take steps to ensure that their premise is safe and free of known hazards. Say you slip and fall down a flight of broken stairs at your neighbor's home or suffer injuries after being stuck in an escalator at the mall. Can you take legal action to recover compensation for injuries and medical expenses? The answer depends on several factors.

While private home and business owners can be held responsible for accidents that occur on their premises, proving negligence in these types of cases can be challenging, and it's important to reach out to an attorney at Bolus Law Offices for help.

Legal Requirements For A Premises Liability Claim

Not all accidents that occur on someone else's property are the result of negligence. Sometimes an accident truly is just that and no one is at fault, or sometimes you may actually do something to cause or contribute to an accident. At Bolus Law Offices, we closely examine and review the evidence and facts in your case to determine if you have a valid claim.

In order to determine whether a property owner's negligence contributed to your injuries, he or she must have had knowledge of, or should have known about and yet failed to take action to correct, the hazardous condition that caused your injuries.

Examples of premises liability claims include:

  • Slip-, trip-and-fall accidents — Broken stairs, icy sidewalks, spilled substances
  • Dog bites and attacks — Failure to leash, or dog had history of aggressive behavior
  • Negligent security — Poorly lit parking lots, lack of security cameras or personnel
  • Elevator and escalator accidents — Failure to properly maintain, failure to warn public
  • Swimming pool accidents — No or inadequate fencing, failure to maintain

Get A Free Consultation Today

To discuss your slip-and-fall injury or other premises liability claim with a lawyer, call our firm at 502-410-3858 or reach out to us online. We offer free consultations and help accident victims in Louisville and the surrounding communities, including Lexington and throughout Kentucky and Indiana.