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Slip-and-Fall Accidents and Premises Liability

Property owners, landlords and other agents responsible for maintaining a given premises have an obligation to ensure the property in question is reasonably safe and that known hazards are repaired in a timely fashion. If you suffer harm in a slip-and-fall accident or other incident related to unsafe premises, you may be able to pursue compensation for resulting medical expenses, lost income and other damages.

The personal injury attorneys at the Karl Truman Law Office are dedicated to helping injury victims and their families from the greater Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, areas. Please call us toll-free at 812-282-8500 or locally at (502) 222-2222 for your free consultation if you sustained injuries that may be related to premises liability.

Factors in Premises Liability Cases

Injuries that stem from premises liability issues can occur in a broad range of settings, from commercial properties like retail stores and restaurants to office buildings to apartment complexes to parking garages to government facilities and other public premises. Likewise, factors in injury cases related to premises liability may be associated with a variety of circumstances including but not limited to:

  • Icy, wet or otherwise slippery walkways
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Insufficient warning of known hazards
  • Negligent security
  • Improper containment of dangerous substances
  • Missing or damaged stairs, handrails or guard rails
  • Lack of access to emergency exits
  • Exposed electrical currents
  • Elevator or escalator failure
  • Dog bites or other animal attacks

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident that may be related to premises liability, it’s advisable to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible. Premises liability cases require fast action to document the circumstances surrounding your injury and establish that the property owner or other agent should have known about the hazardous conditions and failed to address them.

Injuries in Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Though many injuries related to premises liability are minor, slip-and-fall accidents occasionally result in severe or catastrophic injuries such as broken or fractured bones, musculoskeletal injuries, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries.

These injuries may be accompanied by extensive medical and rehabilitation costs, time away from work, and long-term pain and suffering. The attorneys at the Karl Truman Law Office understand the physical and financial challenges faced by injury victims and their families, and we are here to help you seek the financial peace of mind you need.

If you or a family member suffered injury that may have been caused by another’s negligence, please contact the Karl Truman Law Office by filling out the form on this page or calling (502) 222-2222 or toll-free at 812-282-8500 today for your free case assessment. Our lawyers welcome clients from the Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, areas.