Protecting Your Rights in Slip and Fall Injury Claims
At the law firm of Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., our attorneys advise people who have been hurt in slips, trips, falls, and other injury accidents caused by unsafe property conditions. If you need legal advice about your rights in the aftermath of a fall injury, contact a Kentucky slip and fall lawyer at one of our four offices — Pikeville, Hazard, Louisville, and Lexington.
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Premises liability is the legal term for the responsibility of a property owner to keep buildings and land reasonably free of hazards that could injure others. In most slip and fall cases, the question comes up: who was in a better position to avoid the injury — the person who got hurt, or the owner of the property?
On the one hand, people need to watch where they’re going. On the other hand, store owners need to keep their floors clean and dry, property managers need to keep their hallways well lit and clear of debris, and building owners need to keep porches and railings in good repair.
Our lawyers advise clients about their rights in such slip and fall injury situations as the following:
The injuries resulting from slip and fall incidents can run the full range from minor to severe and can include brain damage, concussion, headaches, TMJ (jaw), scars and disfigurement, hearing loss, seizures, neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, leg pain, rotator cuff tear, herniated and bulging discs, fractures and broken bones, muscle damage, ligament damage, tendon damage, nerve damage, spinal cord injuries, and many other physical problems.
In our 40 years of experience, we have seen what appear to be minor neck or knee injuries turn out to be serious medical problems that can generate multiple surgeries and long periods away from work. We know how to evaluate and monitor your case so that your damages demand will reflect the true range of your injuries, not just the obvious ones.
Kentucky slip and fall accident victims may be able to recover a wide range of compensation types. After a slip and fall incident occurs, individuals can incur significant expenses, and these are not always related to medical bills. Our slip and fall accident lawyers work diligently to recover maximum compensation for every client that we help. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
In addition to these economic losses, our team also works diligently to ensure that clients recover compensation for more immeasurable expenses that they incur as a result of a slip and fall incident. This can include compensation for physical pain and suffering endured, emotional or psychological trauma, as well as loss of quality of life if they sustain a disability.
Determining negligence after a slip and fall incident can be challenging, but it is certainly not impossible. There are typically four elements of negligence that must be proven in order to hold a property owner liable for these incidents:
If you need advice about your rights following a severe fall due to dangerous property conditions, contact a Kentucky slip and fall lawyer at Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., for a free consultation in Louisville, Pikeville, Hazard, or Lexington.