It is November and Kentucky residents must be prepared for changes in the weather that can make traveling and getting around more difficult. Snow, ice and other forms of slippery precipitation can cause challenges for pedestrians and drivers alike. Individuals should...
On Behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Oct 10, 2019 | Premises Liability
Lawsuits based on the injuries that Kentucky residents suffer on other people's property fall under the legal concept of "premises liability." If property owners fail to keep their land or any improvements on it in reasonably safe conditions, then they may be held...
On Behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Sep 12, 2019 | Premises Liability
A neighbor can install features such as a pool, equipment or other things that make their home an inescapable designation for children. Without taking reasonable precautions, however, these can become an attractive nuisance that causes injury and grounds for a...
On Behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Jul 25, 2019 | Premises Liability
Legal liability for slip-and-fall and other accidents are not restricted to supermarkets or other commercial areas. State parks may also assume premises liability for accidents caused by negligence or hazardous conditions. Park visitors may be injured in car...
On Behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Jul 11, 2019 | Premises Liability
Retailers have a duty to keep their customers and employees safe. They must be aware of the risks posed by their location, merchandise, and brands. Providing inadequate security and failing to implement reasonable procedures can be grounds for a premises liability...
Dealing with tragic mass shootings has been difficult. These shootings have also placed owners and managers of commercial buildings into legal jeopardy as they are being sued for premises liability for active-shooter incidents that occurred on their properties. The...
On Behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Feb 28, 2019 | Premises Liability
Apartment tenants pay rent for more than a roof over their head. Among their duties to maintain a habitable residence, landlords must provide a safe place to live or face a premises liability lawsuit when a tenant is injured. Tenants have the right to fill secure in...
On Behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Feb 14, 2019 | Premises Liability
Hotels in Kentucky have the duty to provide a safe environment to their guests and visitors. They may face a premises liability or other negligence lawsuit for failure to exercise reasonable care for their guests' safety. Hotels should inspect and seek out hazardous...
On Behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Jan 24, 2019 | Premises Liability
Restaurants open their doors to serve the public. But, like other businesses, restaurants and taverns can face premises liability claims for not taking reasonable steps to protect their diners. A restaurant's major product can also be a major source of liability....
On Behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Dec 27, 2018 | Premises Liability
The end of the holiday shopping season is a reminder that a retail store and shopping mall have the duty of protecting their customers from injury-causing hazards. Failure to conduct regular inspections, repairing hazards and providing warnings may lead to a premises...
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