Slip-and-Fall Attorney in Louisville, Kentucky
Slip-and-fall accidents are a common cause of serious personal injury. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of death from injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Falls that lead to injuries frequently occur at grocery stores, shopping centers, malls, department stores, hotels and motels, train and bus stations, on sidewalks, in parking lots and at apartment complexes.
My name is Chris Haden, founder of Haden Law Office. For years, I have been helping victims and their families from Louisville and across Kentucky recover for injuries caused by slip-and-fall accidents. These are also sometimes known as premises liability cases. If you have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident in the Louisville area or anywhere else in Kentucky, I can protect your legal rights and pursue the financial compensation you deserve.
Causes Of Slip-And-Fall Accidents
Slip-and-fall accidents have many causes. Hazards that might cause someone to trip or slip and fall include:
- Loose or uneven flooring or pavement
- Wet or slippery flooring or pavement
- Ripped or loose carpeting
- Worn or loose steps or stair treads
- Obstructed walkways
- Poor lighting
- Holes from erosion or maintenance/construction work
- Broken, missing or loose handrails
- Weather-related circumstances (i.e., ice, snow or puddles).
Both property owners and/or those who occupy the property (including renters and construction or demolition companies) in Kentucky are required by law to maintain their property so it is reasonably safe for visitors. They must exercise “reasonable care” to prevent guests from suffering foreseeable injuries. Reasonable care means they are bound to detect and repair dangers on the premises. It also includes warning visitors of hazards the owner knows about if a visitor might not discover the hazard on their own.
Securing Compensation For Slip-And-Fall Accident Victims
A slip-and-fall victim filing suit after an accident must establish that there was a hazard on the property that caused their injury. The victim must also show that the property owner or other responsible party knew of the unsafe condition or should have discovered the problem as part of routine maintenance and inspection and failed to correct the problem.
Having an experienced slip-and-fall accident lawyer on your side is a great help after an accident that has caused serious injury. At the Haden Law Office, I have helped accident victims recover financial compensation for their injuries, including medical bills, pain and suffering and for lost wages after an accident caused by a property owner’s neglect.
I Can Help You
I take injury claims on contingency, so my fee comes out of a percentage of what I obtain in compensation for you. This means that you will not have to pay any legal fees until I win your case.