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Kentucky Slip and Fall Lawyer

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.

Why Choose Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C. for a Slip and Fall Claim?

  • At Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., our team has been helping personal injury victims throughout Kentucky for decades, and we know what it takes to help clients recover compensation for their losses.
  • Our commitment to our clients is undeniable, and we will keep an open line of communication with every injury victim throughout their claim so they know how their case is proceeding.
  • We handle slip and fall claims on a contingency fee basis, which means clients pay nothing in legal fees until after we successfully recover compensation for their losses.


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:

  • Grocery store or home improvement store accidents
  • Falls in dark stairways or hallways
  • Falls on uneven walkways or parking lots
  • Workplace accidents caused by a third party’s failure to maintain safe premises indoors or outdoors
  • Falls caused by structurally unsound building components

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 painshoulder painknee 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.

Slip and Fall Accident Compensation

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:

  • Coverage of all emergency medical bills
  • Payment for any follow-up doctor visits
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
  • Compensation for medical devices or prescription medications
  • Payment of any lost wages incurred due to the incident
  • Various out-of-pocket that arise
  • Any damaged property caused by the incident (phone, computer, clothing, etc.)

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.

How to Prove Negligence

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:

  1. Duty. The first goal is to establish that the property owner owed a duty of care to the individual slip and fall victim. Typically, if the victim had the right to be on the premises in the first place, then the property owner owed them a duty of care to ensure that the premises was safe and that they would not sustain an injury due to hazardous property conditions.
  2. Breach. The next step is showing that the property owner somehow breached their duty of care in allowing a slip and fall condition to arise. This can include showing that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazardous slip and fall condition and did not take steps to either remedy it or place adequate warning signs around the area.
  3. Causation. It must be shown that the breach of duty by the property owner directly led to the injuries that the victim incurred.
  4. Damages. Finally, it must be shown that the victim suffered some sort of monetary loss as a result of the slip and fall incident. This can include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and more.

Turn to a Kentucky Slip and Fall Lawyer Today

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 personal injury consultation in Louisville, Pikeville, Hazard, or Lexington.