Property owners or non-owner residents are legally responsible for maintaining safe conditions on their property. This is known as premises liability, a legal concept that frequently comes up when a personal injury occurs on someone else’s property.
As someone who is lawfully visiting a residential or commercial space, you have the right to expect a reasonably safe experience. If you were injured due to unsafe conditions resulting from the negligence of a property owner or other responsible party, you may be entitled to justice and compensation.
At Helton, Walter & Associates Attorneys at Law, we offer personal injury consultations to determine if you may have a premises liability claim. Please contact us today at 859-236-1010 to discuss your case. We welcome clients from Danville, Harrodsburg, Lancaster, and Stanford, Kentucky.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability refers to the responsibility to provide a relatively safe environment that will not cause injury to visitors. Property owners and non-owner residents can be held liable for injuries that occur on their property if they are negligent. The owner may be deemed negligent if they did not manage the property with reasonable care. This can include the owner knowing about a dangerous condition, such as broken stairs, and doing nothing to fix the problem or warn visitors about it.
Premises liability cases can include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Inadequate maintenance
- Inadequate building security that contributes to an attack or robbery
- Accidents involving elevators or escalators
- Swimming pool accidents
- Accidents at amusement parks
- Inadequate fire protection
- Snow and ice on walkways
- Flooding or water leaks
- Dog bites
- Faulty construction
Who Can be Held Responsible?
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, the responsible party should be held accountable. In order to prove negligence, you must demonstrate that the responsible party knew or should have known about the unsafe condition and failed to address it. Commercial and private property owners, individuals renting a property, and business managers are among the potentially responsible parties.
There are some factors that may influence who can be held responsible for your injuries and to what degree, including:
- The condition of the property
- The actions of the owner
- Your actions on the property
- If you were on the property as an invitee, social guest, licensee, or trespasser
Determining fault in a premises liability case can be a complex issue. There are many laws, often specific to each state, that come in to play with these claims. In Kentucky, if your actions on the property contributed to your injury, your available compensation may be reduced. Additionally, special rules of liability may apply to the landlord of a property.
Our experienced attorneys know how to sift through every element of a premises liability case to determine who is at fault and get you the compensation you deserve.
Compensation Available in a Premises Liability Claim
Unexpected injuries are often accompanied by financial burdens that you should not have to deal with. At Helton, Walter & Associates Attorneys at Law, we are committed to getting you the full and fair compensation that you deserve during this difficult time.
You may be able to receive compensation for:
- Current and future medical treatment
- Lost income
- Diminished earning potential
- Lost benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- An impact on your relationship with your spouse
- Punitive damages intended to punish the responsible party
Many people do not consider hiring a lawyer when they truly need one because they are concerned about legal fees. We believe that exceptional legal representation should be available to everyone. That is why you do not owe us for our services unless we win your case.
How our Premises Liability Attorneys Can Help You
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, our premises liability lawyers are here to fight for your rights. We always take a client-focused approach and we are dedicated to protecting your best interests.
Our attorneys will handle every aspect of your case and support you through the entire legal process. First, we will listen to the details of your accident and determine if you have a valid claim. Then, we will present all of your legal options in a clear and understandable way. If you decide to move forward with the case and our legal team, we will offer you reliable and dedicated legal representation. You will not owe us anything unless we are able to handle your case successfully.
Our firm has experience navigating the unique aspects of premises liability cases. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of our clients.
Schedule A Case Evaluation
If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, the experienced premises liability lawyers at Helton, Walter & Associates Attorneys at Law are here to help. Schedule a consultation today by calling 859-236-1010. We proudly represent clients from Danville, Harrodsburg, Lancaster, and Stanford, Kentucky.