Kentucky Premises Liability Lawyers
Reputable Lexington and Louisville attorneys helping clients injured on another’s property
Whether you are at a private residence or a place of business, you should be able to trust that the premises are safe for you to be on as an invited guest. Unfortunately, sometimes property owners fail to uphold this obligation and people suffer serious injuries due to this negligence. If this sounds like what you’ve been through, you could have grounds for a Kentucky personal injury claim.
The attorneys at Wilt & Associates, PLLC have years of experience in assisting victims of premises liability obtain full compensation for their suffering. Your Kentucky premises liability lawyer will do everything possible to ensure that every single loss is taken into consideration so you can get the most out of your claim. Contact us in Louisville or Lexington today to get started.
How can we help today?
- What are some examples of Kentucky premises liability claims?
- Who is liable for my premises liability injury?
- Are there exceptions to property owner liability?
- Can you help with my Kentucky slip and fall injury claim?
- How can a Kentucky premises liability lawyer help me?
- Do you have a premises liability attorney near me?
What are some examples of Kentucky premises liability claims?
Premises liability accidents can take several different forms, but they all have one thing in common: the property owner is typically to blame for the injuries that victims sustain. Some of the most common types of Lexington and Louisville accidents that are considered premises liability cases include:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Flooding and water leaks
- Amusement park accidents
- Trampoline accidents
- Dog bites and attacks
- Negligent security incidents
- Sexual assault
- Injuries on escalators and elevators
- Illness or injury caused by toxic chemical exposure
Your premises liability lawyer at Wilt & Associates will need to examine the details of your case to determine whether the property owner in your case was negligent in their care and maintenance of the property on which you were injured. If they were, they can be compelled to compensate you for your losses.
Who is liable for my premises liability injury?
In premises liability accidents, the owner of the property is typically found culpable for the damage to the injured. Property owners have an obligation to ensure their property is safe for invited guests, ensure that necessary repairs are made, and that guests are warned of the risks of a hazard in order to escape liability.
Are there exceptions to property owner liability in Kentucky?
There are several instances in which property owners could avoid being found liable for the injuries or wrongful death of someone on their property. One is if the injury victim was trespassing or committing a crime at the time of the incident. Another is if third party is responsible, like a manufacturer or an independent contractor tasked with maintaining the property. (Note that in some cases, both entities may bear partial liability.) We can discuss these exceptions with you during a consultation.
Can you help with my Kentucky slip and fall injury claim?
Yes, we can. From grocery stores to shopping malls and apartment buildings, our attorneys have represented clients who slipped and fell because of:
- Wet and greasy floors
- Ice and snow-covered surfaces
- Uneven floors
- Cords and other tripping hazards
These accidents can lead to serious, life-changing injuries like brain injuries, spinal injuries, and more.
How can a Kentucky premises liability lawyer help me?
In general, premises liability cases rest on an attorney’s ability to prove the following elements:
- Duty – The defendant had a duty to keep the area hazard-free.
- Breach of duty –The defendant knew or should have known of the hazard and they had the opportunity to prevent or remove it, but failed to do so.
- Causation – The hazard was not known or apparent to the plaintiff. As a result, the defendant’s failure to remove the foreseeable hazard caused the plaintiff’s injuries.
- Loss – The plaintiff suffered damages and injuries.
Keep in mind that Kentucky courts will calculate the percentage that each party is at fault for the accident. For example, if you trip over a folded rug in store while you are texting, the store could be at fault because they should have removed the hazard. However, you will share fault if the court believes that you would have noticed the hazard if you had not been on your phone.
Our experienced lawyers can evaluate your case and analyze how the court may assign liability.
Do you have a premises liability attorney near me?
Wilt & Associates has offices in Louisville and Lexington:
If you or your loved one are too injured or ill to travel to us, we can arrange a phone or video conference. We also make hospital visits when necessary.
Contact an experienced Kentucky premises liability lawyer today
To learn more about the losses you may be able to recover in your claim, or for help getting started on your case, reach out to an experienced Kentucky premises liability lawyer at Wilt and Associates to discuss the specific details of your case. Our firm is proud to offer complimentary consultations to injury victims across the state. You can take advantage of this opportunity by giving our office a call at 502-253-9110 or filling out our contact form to schedule a no-fee consultation. We maintain offices in Lexington and Louisville, and proudly serve clients throughout Kentucky.