Slip & Fall

Experienced Kentucky Slip and Fall Law Firm

Slip and fall accidents are among the more common causes of injuries in Kentucky each year. When some type of hazard causes you to fall on someone else’s property, or causes the wrongful death of someone you know in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. You need an attorney who knows how to protect your rights in slip and fall, trip and fall accidents. Miniard Law Office is experienced in personal injury litigation. We can guide you through the medical and financial upheaval caused by your slip and fall injury, and we work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

Slip and Fall Accidents in Public and Commercial Establishments

Most businesses want their customers in a safe environment and take precautions to protect customers from injury. However, in the normal flow of patron traffic and the activities of many employees, businesses can’t guard against every possibility, and accidents do happen. Commercial establishments have a legal obligation to provide safety and protection on its premises. If a company or its employees fail to meet a legal duty of care to prevent slip and fall accidents, and if it can be determined that they knew or should have known of the hazard to the public on their premises, the law will hold them liable for your injuries.

Some common slip and fall hazards that cause injury include:

    • Wet or slippery floors
    • Black or clear ice or piled snow
    • Standing puddles of water
    • Concealed holes and cracks in walking surfaces
    • Defects in carpet, tiling, or other flooring
    • Shifts or buckling of unsecured mats
    • Hidden drop-offs
    • Unsafe steps and unidentified shifts in step patterns
    • Inadequate lighting in walking paths or stairways

Patron Responsibility

Just as the owner has the responsibility to protect patrons from slip and fall accidents, patrons have a responsibility to watch what they are doing. There are times when the customer who falls in an establishment is deemed complicit in his/her own accident, such as when he/she falls during a climb to reach an item on a high shelf. In this case, the courts will weigh shared liability in awarding compensation.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident or someone you know has lost their life from a slip and fall accident, let Miniard Law Office work for you. We will evaluate your case and explain your legal options. Above all, we will protect your rights and see that you are properly compensated. When we take on your personal injury case, we receive no pay until you get paid. And there is absolutely no cost for your initial consultation. Contact us today!

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