Louisville, Kentucky Slip & Fall Attorneys
Slip and falls are one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States. Many result in serious injuries and even death. Often these are caused by a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. If you are injured by a fall that is caused by a hazardous condition on another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the Louisville, Kentucky slip and fall attorneys of Mushlin & Vantrease, PLLC for your free consultation today. We help people injured in a variety of slip and fall accidents, including:
- Food and drink spills in grocery stores and restaurants
- Objects cluttering aisles
- Wet or icy sidewalks and entrances
- Cracked or broken sidewalk
- Broken stairs
- Missing or broken handrails
- Unmarked steps
- Malfunctioning elevators/escalators
- Torn or mislaid carpet
- Recently mopped floors
Kentucky Premises Liability Law
Kentucky law provides that property owners have a duty to people who are lawfully on their premises. Generally, a property owner has a duty to use reasonable care in the management and maintenance of their premises to avoid exposing others to an unreasonable risk of harm. This may include a duty to reasonably inspect for any unsafe conditions and to repair or give adequate warning of conditions that pose a risk of harm to others.
If you are injured because of a dangerous condition on another’s property, it is important to contact an attorney right away. Property owners may try to repair the condition or remove the hazard and then deny the condition existed, but an experienced personal injury and premises liability attorney will know how to investigate the accident and determine its cause. Also, some slip and fall accidents must be reported within a very short time frame, or your right to file a claim may be denied. Examples include workplace accidents or slips and falls in government buildings or on public property.
Falls Can Cause Serious Injuries
The traumatic nature of a slip and fall accident can cause severe and long-lasting injuries, including fractures of the hip, wrists and ankles, cracked ribs, head, neck and back injuries, and severe concussions or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Some injuries are difficult to diagnose, and symptoms of serious injuries may not be readily apparent. Therefore, if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, seek help immediately, and follow up with your doctor if you experience any pain or dizziness or other unexplained symptoms, even days later.
Experienced Louisville, Kentucky Slip and Fall Lawyers
If you have been injured in a serious slip and fall accident, please seek medical help immediately, and call the slip and fall attorneys of Mushlin & Vantrease, PLLC. From our office in Louisville, we serve clients in Kentucky statewide and beyond. Call today for a free initial consultation to find out how we can help you.