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Proving a Kentucky Slip and Fall Case

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Have you, or someone you know, been the victim of a Slip and Fall accident in Kentucky?

According to Premise Liability Law, every property owner must ensure that their property is maintained and repaired to prevent any dangerous conditions, including, but not limited to, ice, holes, and standing water. Despite these regulations, many owners do not take the matter seriously. As a result, people can get severely injured. While a slip and fall might not seem “serious” to some, falls can cause a lot of damage, such as broken bones, sprained ankles, or worse.

These injuries can put people out of work and into the hospital. In addition to missing work, people often have to pay expensive medical bills for their injuries — injuries that shouldn’t have happened in the first place.

As the innocent victim, is it your job to pay those fees? Absolutely not. Here at McCoy & Sparks, we want to help you receive compensation for your injuries and give you the justice you deserve.

Not sure if your case qualifies as a slip-and-fall lawsuit? Let’s dive into the details.

What Qualifies a Slip and Fall Case?

If the property you visited is determined to be “dangerous,” then you qualify for a slip and fall case.

A dangerous property condition is one that contains a hazard or multiple hazards that are of an unreasonable risk to the public. Here are some examples of dangerous property conditions:

  • Ice
  • Holes or potholes
  • Uneven surfaces, sidewalks, and walkways
  • Structural damage or defects
  • Wet and slippery floors/conditions
  • Inadequate lighting in areas of high foot traffic
  • Absence or ill-placement of construction or warning signs
  • Defective elevators or stairs
  • Defective windows or doors
  • Use of poor building materials
  • Hazardous balconies or terraces

If you are a lawful visitor to that property and you have experienced any of those dangerous conditions resulting in an injury, you have the RIGHT to be compensated for your injuries. At McCoy and Sparks, we’ve seen the devastation of these accidents firsthand and will fight to ensure you receive the compensation and benefits you deserve under the law.

How Do You Prove Negligence?

While it may be clear to lawful visitors that conditions are dangerous, property owners aren’t always willing to admit their fault. But McCoy and Sparks’ attorneys are committed to helping you make your case and give you the justice you deserve. Let’s walk through an example to give you an idea of how to prove negligence.

You’re walking into a restaurant with your family on a cold, blustery day and there’s ice on the ground. Despite these conditions, the restaurant owners have not put out warning signs or salted the sidewalk. As you open the door, you slip on the ice and badly twist your ankle.

Is that your fault? Of course not. Was the owner negligent of their property? Absolutely. In those conditions, they should have treated the sidewalk and alerted visitors of the danger present. And even if there had been a warning sign, your case is still viable. If the owner is partially responsible for the accident, then it is your right to receive partial compensation for your injury.

However, you must find a strong, dedicated attorney to help you through this process. Contact your local Premise Liability lawyers at McCoys and Sparks today to get the representation you need!

How Much Money Will You Receive for Your Case?

In short, the money you will receive for your slip and fall case depends on the severity of your injuries and the owner’s prior knowledge of the dangerous condition. If you file a lawsuit, you may receive compensation for the following:

  • Lost income (what you would have made if you were able to work)
  • Physical and emotional suffering
  • Medical bills, fees, or medications
  • Punitive damage (in some cases, the property owner is fined to ensure they do not make the same mistake again — you receive the money from the fee)

At McCoy and Sparks, we believe that each case is unique. There is not a one-size-fits-all option for these cases. Depending on the severity of your case, you can be compensated for a few hundred dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing has been compromised, and while no one can put a dollar amount on that, McCoy and Sparks can help you receive compensation for any past or future medical bills, time off work, and more! 

How to Request a Free Consultation with McCoy & Sparks

Not sure if you qualify? Not a problem — we are here to help! You can contact us for a FREE and confidential consultation. We’ll examine your situation with care, ask questions, and help you determine your next steps. Finally, we will help you negotiate a settlement or provide a strong case for you in court. You owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.

For over a decade, McCoy and Sparks has been recognized as one of Kentucky’s best law firms. We represent thousands of clients in Central Kentucky and are always focused on providing premium service and delivering superior results. No matter the severity of your situation, we want to serve your personal needs to the best of our ability and ensure that the person responsible is held accountable for their fault.

Request a free consultation today! And remember — you don’t owe us anything unless we win.


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