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Kentucky Slip-and-Fall Attorneys

Lexington and Louisville lawyers helping victims of premises liability accidents

People often underestimate how critical slip-and-fall injuries can be. Here at Wilt & Associates, PLLC, however, we have seen firsthand just how traumatic the impact on victim’s lives can be. In some cases, the effects of a slip-and-fall can be long-lasting, or result in complications, making it more difficult to fully recuperate. Some patients may never fully recover from their injuries.

If this sounds like what you or a loved one are going through, you’re not alone. Our Kentucky slip-and-fall lawyers want to help. Our team of dedicated lawyers are passionate about bringing negligent individuals and entities to justice for their wrongdoing. With our firm by your side, you can focus on recovering from your injuries while we work on your case to establish culpability and ensure every single loss is accounted for as we calculate the value of your Kentucky injury claim. Contact us in Lexington or Louisville today.

How do Kentucky slip-and-fall accidents happen?

The key to knowing whether you have a lawsuit on your hands after a slip-and-fall accident in Kentucky is figuring out whether someone else is ultimately responsible for the fall. Slip-and-fall accidents are a type of premises liability case, which means the owner of the property on which you fell is usually liable.

There are several different ways these slip-and-fall accidents happen, but only when negligence plays a part in your fall will you be able to file a lawsuit. Some of the most common reasons for slip-and-falls in Kentucky premises liability claims include:

  • Debris or trash on the ground
  • Loose carpet or tiles
  • Damaged elevators, stairs or escalators
  • Other hazards

Your slip-and-fall lawyer at Wilt & Associates will take an in-depth look into the details of your case in order to determine what party or parties should be held accountable after your slip-and-fall accident.

What types of injuries happen from slip-and-falls?

Slip-and-fall accidents can happen anytime, anywhere. When they do, people can suffer serious or even catastrophic injuries, including:

  • Hip fractures
  • Knee and ankle injuries
  • Wrist and hand injuries
  • Chronic pain

Our Kentucky personal injury attorneys work to determine exactly how your slip-and-fall happened, and then hold the responsible party liable for your injuries and losses.

What are the elements of a Kentucky slip-and-fall claim?

For a successful premises liability claim after your slip-and-fall injury, you must prove several elements. The attorneys at Wilt & Associates work to show that:

  • A dangerous condition existed on the property or premises
  • The property owner knew (or should have reasonably known) the dangerous condition existed
  • The property owner had a reasonable period to either address the condition or warn visitors of the danger but failed to do so
  • As a result, you suffered a slip-and-fall, causing injuries and losses

Business owners especially have a high duty of care to keep their premises safe for visitors and guests. Our legal team works to ensure the right people are held responsible for their negligence.

Who is liable for my Kentucky slip-and-fall accident?

In the majority of premises liability cases, the owner of the property on which the accident occurred could be found liable for your injuries. This is because property owners have an obligation to ensure that their property is safe for all of their invited guests and patrons – otherwise known as premises liability.

Another way that property owners can escape culpability is if they know of a hazard and warn guests and patrons of this hazard openly and obviously. Note that a small warning might not be sufficient if the risk of harm is great. For example, if you’ve ever been out to eat and noticed a large, rectangular, bright yellow “Wet Floor” sign around a spill or puddle, that may be enough to protect an owner from liability. But as the rule in Kentucky is “foreseeability,” an owner who does not take measures appropriate to the potential risk may be held liable.

These signs help to not only warn guests of the wet floor, but protect the business owners who own the establishments. Your Kentucky premises liability lawyer will carefully examine all of the details in your case to determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit, how much your claim is worth, and which party or parties should be found liable for your losses.

How long do I have to file a slip-and-fall claim in Kentucky?

If you are considering filing a personal injury claim for your slip-and-fall injuries, you must act fast. The statute of limitations for Kentucky slip-and-fall accidents, and any personal injury claims, gives injury victims a maximum of one year after the date of their injuries to file a lawsuit.

Getting your slip-and-fall claim filed before the statute of limitations expires is, arguably, the most important part of your case. If your claim is not filed before time runs out, you will likely lose the chance to get justice in the courtroom. The judge will have no other choice but to dismiss your case if the statute of limitations has expired, which means you will not be able to obtain full compensation for your losses.

Contact a Kentucky slip-and-fall attorney at Wilt & Associates as soon as possible to ensure that your personal injury claim is filed before the statute of limitations runs out.

What is the value of my slip-and-fall claim?

At Wilt & Associates, our Kentucky attorneys understand a slip-and-fall injury can alter the course of your life. We can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf – but if that is unsuccessful, we will not hesitate to go to trial if that is what it takes to secure the compensation you need. We fight for compensation like the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Wage loss
  • Rehabilitation services and equipment
  • Miscellaneous expenses related to your injuries
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

We can discuss the specifics of your case in a free personalized consultation.

Do you have a slip-and-fall attorney near me?

Wilt & Associates has offices in Louisville and Lexington:

Louisville Office

13113 Eastpoint Park Blvd. Suite A
Louisville, KY 40223
Phone: 502-253-9110

Lexington Office

196 W. Lowry Lane, Suite 1
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: 502-461-1481

If you are too injured to travel to us, we can arrange a phone or video conference. We also make hospital visits when necessary.

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To learn more about how a respected Kentucky slip-and-fall lawyer at Wilt & Associates can help you with your personal injury claim, we are happy to review your claim and discuss the individual details of your case. Please call 502-253-9110 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today. We maintain offices in Lexington and Louisville, and proudly serve clients throughout Kentucky.