Injured On Someone Else’s Premises? Get Help From Our Premises Liability Attorneys.
Property owners have an obligation to keep their premises safe for visitors. Unfortunately, not every property owner respects this duty. If you suffered an injury on the property of an individual, business or government entity, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages.
At Fessler, Schneider & Grimme LLP, we can help you. Serving clients throughout northern Kentucky, we provide personalized attention and tailored service to injury survivors. Together, we can hold negligent property owners accountable and help you move forward with your life.
What Are Some Examples Of Premises Liability?
Although we expect that other people will keep their land well-maintained and safe, accidents can occur anywhere at any time. Some of the most common types of premises liability accidents include:
- Slippery ground
- Cluttered ground
- Cracked sidewalks
- Poorly lit areas
- Dangerous stairways
- Lax security
- Building code violations
- Fire code violations
- Animal attacks
The damages from these accidents can have a long-lasting impact on your life. You may have damages such as expensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitative therapy, lost wages and pain and suffering. Fortunately, we can help you seek compensation for these damages.
Who Can Be Held Liable For A Slip-and-Fall On Commercial Property?
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, you may be wondering who is liable. After all, the injury can lead to high medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress and many other costs. You do not want to cover these expenses yourself if someone else – like the commercial property owner – is responsible.
When it comes to personal injury claims, there are numerous ways for the owner to be responsible. Examples include if the owner:
- Knew about the dangerous condition and neglected to correct it in time to prevent injury.
- Claims not to have known about the dangerous condition but it had existed for long enough that they should have known.
- Was generally negligent and failed to take steps that any reasonable person would have taken to create a safe space for others.
- Intentionally did something that made the space more dangerous and led to the injury.
It is important to demonstrate the chain of events. For instance, the store owner ignored a leaking pipe. The leak created a slick spot on the tile floor that was not marked with “Wet Floor” signs. You slipped and fell on the wet spot in the store. The hospital bills you had to pay are directly because of the injuries you suffered in that fall.
One thing to keep in mind is the importance of comprehensive documentation. Here are a few steps to make sure you are thorough in documenting what happened:
- Write down your account of what happened.
- Talk to witnesses and see if there is other evidence, like surveillance footage.
- Gather all of your medical documentation to show those costs, along with employment information to demonstrate lost wages.
With all types of accidents that lead to personal injury claims, having more documentation can only help. It is important to act quickly, and our experienced team at Fessler, Schneider & Grimme LLP can help. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases is just one year, and that clock is already ticking. Do not delay. We have achieved many favorable settlements for our clients.
Your Hometown Premises Liability Attorneys
We are uniquely qualified to handle your premises liability case or another injury case. Because our attorneys and staff reside in Fort Thomas, we have a unique insight into the needs and goals of the clients in our community. It also means that we have detailed knowledge of local codes and procedures, the better to guide your case through the legal system as quickly as possible. When you walk into our office, we will make you feel at home, answer your questions and address any concerns that you have.
Get Our Help In A Free Consultation
Hold negligent property owners accountable for their actions. Contact Fessler, Schneider & Grimme LLP, and we can help you. Schedule an initial consultation with our local team today. To reach us, call 859-305-8659 or send us an email.