Holding Property Owners Accountable For Their Actions Or Inaction
A slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident can occur due to a variety of circumstances, both indoors and outdoors. When the cause of your fall was the negligence or reckless conduct of a property owner, you should consider pursuing legal action or at least speak to a qualified attorney like those at Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC.
Kentucky property owners have a legal duty to maintain reasonably safe conditions on their property. When they fail to do so and you or a loved one suffers an injury, our attorneys at Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC, will uphold your rights in the insurance claim process or injury litigation to make sure you obtain the settlement or verdict you deserve.
Negligent Behavior Can Lead To Serious Injuries
A fall can occur in a variety of situations, including poor lighting, dangerous staircases, cracked sidewalks or pavement, broken railings, torn or ripped carpeting, ice and snow, and other hazardous situations. The injuries that can occur as a result of a bad fall could be anything from broken bones or torn ligaments to severe head, brain or spinal cord injuries and even death.
A Strategic Approach In Notoriously Difficult Cases
Following an injury caused by a fall, the following items must be proven to determine liability:
- The property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition on their property.
- The property owner failed to act to correct the danger or acted negligently in trying to address the problem.
- An injury took place because of the dangerous condition or the owner’s negligence.
Personal injury lawsuits must be filed within a certain amount of time after the incident. Premises liability cases such as slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall cases typically have a one-year statute of limitations in Kentucky. However, you should contact our attorneys at Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC, immediately because it is imperative that we obtain photographs and video of the scene of the accident and schedule a site inspection as soon as possible. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your injury fall accident.
During our initial consultation, we will meet with you in person to discuss the specifics of your fall to determine whether you have a legitimate legal claim. If you do, we will thoroughly investigate the accident and try to ensure that the property owner preserves all evidence at the scene, including any photographs, surveillance video footage, and incident reports. We understand the stress that accompanies an injury accident. We will work tirelessly to collect the damages you are owed for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other damages.
Consult With Our Skilled Legal Team
Our experienced and knowledgeable lawyers are prepared to assist you and your family after an injury accident on someone else’s property. Schedule a free initial consultation with us to discuss your claim. Contact our Lexington or Harrodsburg offices at 859.777.7000 or by emailing us through our online form. Hablamos español.