What Is Premises Liability?
Property owners have a duty to either keep their land and structures safe for guests or to warn those guests of any dangers on the property. If they fail to do so and their negligence results in an injury to a guest, they could face a premises liability lawsuit.
Decades Of Collective Experience To Help You Recover
If you were injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to recover compensation.At Freeman, Childers & Howard, our team has over 100 years of combined legal experience. We are dedicated to assisting the citizens of Corbin and surrounding areas with recovering the damages they deserve after a property accident.
Common Premises Liability Accidents
There are countless ways you can injure yourself while visiting a retail store, a building complex or a private home. Some common premises liability cases fall into one of the following categories:
- Slip-and-falls – Sometimes referred to as trip-and-fall, such instances involve a person slipping on a wet or icy surface or tripping on a walking hazard, resulting in back or head injuries or even broken bones.
- Falling objects – Many stores have goods placed on high objects, which can fall and cause head injuries.
- Pool injuries – Pools can be a source of many injuries, including slipping on wet surfaces and drownings.
- Negligent security – You could be injured in a crowd or attacked when a criminal takes advantage of dark, poorly lit areas that lack security.
These are just a few examples of possible problem areas. If you have questions about your own injury, we are here to provide you with answers.
What Do You Need To Prove For Your Claim?
To prevail in a premises liability claim in Kentucky, injured parties need to prove the following:
- The property owner had a duty to protect you
- The property owner breached that duty
- The breach of duty was the cause of your injury
- The property owner could have or should have foreseen that the danger would lead to the injury
- You suffered an actual injury or damages
We will review each element of your case to determine whether you meet these requirements, then set a course of action to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.