Imagine you are on someone else’s property, such as a convenience store or grocery store. You accidentally slip, trip or fall on something such as a liquid, defective stairs, or a rough patch on the ground. Are you able to hold that store liable for any injuries you suffer?
Though it is true liquids and other things may drip on a floor, or a smooth surface may become uneven after time, property owners are still responsible to keep their property reasonably safe.
For a property owner to be held responsible following a slip/trip-and fall injury, one of the following must be true:
- The owner of the property or an employee must have caused the dangerous condition, such as a spill, worn or torn spot, or other dangerous surface.
- The owner of the property or an employee must have known of the dangerous condition, but nothing was done to remedy the situation.
- The owner of the property or an employee known, or should have known, of the dangerous condition because a “reasonable” person taking care of the property would have known about it.
The State of Kentucky gives a person involved in a slip-and-fall accident one year to file his/her claim in court.
The only sure way to know whether or not your incident could lead to a personal injury lawsuit is to contact an experienced injury attorney. At Kaiman & Crahan, we have represented many victims of fall accidents. For more information, call 502-771-0741 today.