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At Gilbert Law Group PLLC, we strive to do things with excellence. Our attorneys are members of the Kentucky Bar Association as well as the Kentucky Justice Association. We are also proud to say that we are a SuperLawyer® firm. When it comes to slip and fall cases, you deserve top-quality representation. With us, that’s exactly what you’ll receive.

The pain and suffering of a slip and fall accident can drain your bank account while complicating your life. If the accident was due to the fault of others, you shouldn’t have to suffer the financial burden on top of the pain and suffering. If we choose to take on your case, we will focus on you. We want to help make things right again.

Contact us at (859) 594-7540 for a free consultation. We will help decide if you have a strong case that deserves compensation.

Proving Premises Liability in a Slip & Fall Accident

The owner of the establishment where you fell may be responsible. For example, if you slipped on a wet floor in a restaurant restroom, and the floor was not marked with safety signs, you may have the right to seek damages. The details of these incidents are very important when trying to establish liability.

Property owners can be held liable for:

  • Failing to maintain their property
  • Rips, bubbles, or loose edges on carpet
  • Stairs that are uneven or do not have a hand railing
  • Slippery snow or ice on steps or walkways
  • Neglected spills
  • Items left in walkways
  • Uncovered cords that caused a trip hazard

How to Win a Slip and Fall Lawsuit

To prove premises liability, the courts will want to know if you were an invitee, a licensee, or a trespasser on the property. If you entered a property illegally, it will be harder to fight your case. Licensees are people who are allowed onto a property for their own purposes, and invitees are given express permission to enter by the property owner. You will also need to prove several of the following in order to win your case:

  • That the property owner had opportunity to identify and eliminate the hazard prior to your accident
  • That the hazard that caused your injury was a result of negligence or failure to act on the part of the property owner
  • That your own carelessness did not contribute (or only contributed partially) to the accident occurring

This is a lot to deal with, especially if you have never filed a lawsuit before. Our firm can help ensure that you are strongly represented and that your case is heard!

Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents

There are a variety of reasons why one might slip and fall at any given time, but there are some common causes that could and should be prevented:

  • Uneven flooring. Businesses have the responsibility of properly maintaining their floors to ensure that visitors don't trip and fall.
  • Snow or Ice. While snow and ice can't be prevented, walkways should be salted and shoveled to stay safe.
  • Spills. Water, grease, or other types of liquids can easily cause someone to fall.
  • Flooding. Flooding should be avoided by using well-maintained drainage systems and gutters. If flooding does occur, the area should either be blocked off or cleaned up.
  • Uneven or rough surfaces in business parking lots. An iron bar sticking out of the concrete can easily lead to a trip and fall in a parking lot.

Falls from these common causes can result in fractured bones, back injuries, sprains, bruising, or even traumatic brain injuries.

Comparative Negligence in Kentucky

The state of Kentucky honors comparative negligence, which means that the courts allow the plaintiff to receive a percentage of damages depending on how much the other parties were at fault. For example, if you were running through a grocery store, but slipped on an unmarked spill, the courts may decide you were partially responsible for the accident. This does not disqualify you from a payout, but it does mean that the court may reduce your compensation.

At Gilbert Law Group PLLC, we want to help you navigate the complicated world of personal injury law. Let us advise, advocate, and assist you in seeking the compensation you deserve. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so you won't need to pay us unless you receive money from a settlement or verdict.

Slip & Fall Lawsuit FAQ:

Q. What are common types of slip and fall injuries? - Common injuries sustained in a slip or trip and fall can include: broken or fractured bones, soft-tissue injuries such as bruised or strained muscles, as well as head, back, or knee injuries.

Q. What is a typical slip and fall settlement amount? - Actual settlement amounts vary from one case to the next depending on the extent of your injuries. However, most courts take into account the following things when determining how much compensation to award a slip and fall victim: medical expenses, recovery and treatment, attorney fees and pain and suffering.

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