Representation After A Slip-And-Fall Accident
If you are an invited guest on someone else’s property, you have the right to assume that the building or land you’re visiting does not pose any unreasonable danger. The property owner has a duty to ensure the safety of his or her guests. If you sustain an injury caused by the property owner’s negligence, you may need to take legal action to obtain fair compensation.
The personal injury attorneys at Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C., will help you navigate Kentucky’s personal injury laws, which have been changing over the last few years. Our lawyers will keep you up to date on your own case and the latest developments in the state’s laws.
Slip-And-Fall Laws Have Recently Changed In Your Favor
Recent changes in Kentucky law have shifted the burden of premises liability further onto property owners. This means that if you are the victim of an injury caused by the negligence of a property owner, it is now easier to present your case before a jury.
Previously, property owners in Kentucky were able to claim that “open and obvious” hazards like potholes or puddles should be noticed by guests — an invited guest had the right to assume that the premises to which she’s been invited are safe, but she did not have the right to walk blindly into “open and obvious” hazards.
Thanks to a series of recent decisions at the Kentucky Supreme Court, the law is changing in favor of slip-and-fall victims and other premises liability clients. The “open and obvious” defense is no longer a reliable way for property owners to stay out of court.
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