According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than 2 million fall injuries each year.
If you are injured as a result of a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you may have the right to recover against the individual or the business owner that is responsible for maintaining that property.
Property and business owners have a responsibility to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition free from hazards. Some unsafe property conditions include slippery wet surfaces, uneven flooring, malfunctioning/unsafe stairs, steps or balconies, negligent in-store displays, snow/ice accumulations, and improper dimly lit areas.
In Kentucky, certain legal relationships impose a higher responsibility on the property owner to maintain the property in safe condition, such as the requirement of landlord to clear ice and snow from walking paths and parking lots for their tenants.
If you are injured due to another party’s failure to keep the property safe, you may be entitled to a recovery for your losses. Your recovery may include reimbursement of medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages incurred as a result of the unsafe property condition.
If you have been injured as a result of a slip and fall accident, you should contact us today for a free initial consultation and learn your rights.