Injuries On Someone Else’s Property
Businesses, schools, governmental agencies and other organizations are required by law to create and maintain premises that are safe and free of hazards. Unsafe conditions such as faulty wiring, improperly stacked merchandise and loose carpeting cause accidents that can result an injury or death.
I am attorney Chris Haden, and I am experienced in the legal responsibilities and liabilities of businesses and organizations that fail to provide safe environments for the people who visit them. An injury or death resulting from the negligent design, maintenance or operation of a property leaves the injured person and their family with the legal right to pursue a claim for compensation against the property owner, landlord or another party responsible for maintenance. Property owners are legally obligated to maintain safe conditions at all times, and I can help you obtain compensation for any injuries resulting from an accident on someone else’s property. I represent clients in Louisville and throughout Kentucky.
Types Of Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability claims typically fall into two areas:
Improper design, maintenance or operation. These accidents are sometimes called “slip and fall” or “trip and fall,” and occur due to negligent conditions, including:
- Wet or slippery surfaces
- Broken or uneven pavement
- Falling merchandise
- Faulty equipment like escalators, elevators or ladders
- Poor or improper lighting
Security-related liability. This refers to a failure by property owners or managers to provide adequate security, resulting in physical assault, personal injury and even death. This type of liability includes:
- Assault in hotels, malls, casinos and amusement parks
- Broken security gates and other protections
- Improper training or supervision of security or other staff
- Failure to warn
- Inadequate or missing signage
If an unsafe condition has caused you or a loved one to be hurt on someone else’s property, one of the first things you should do is document the condition of the property in a way that will show the physical characteristics of the height, width, depth, nature of the substance, etc., before the property owner makes repairs. Although many businesses and homeowners carry premises liability insurance, it is often not enough to fully compensate victims for their injuries. To ensure that you receive the financial compensation you deserve, you should consult with an attorney with experience handling premises liability cases before talking with an insurance company.
I Will Fight For You
Insurance companies often try to quickly settle premises liability claims before a lawyer gets involved, which results in an injured person accepting a low value settlement. Please contact me at 502-225-1316 to discuss your premises liability claim, and I will work to recover the full compensation you deserve.