Get the Compensation You deserve for Your Slip-and-Fall injury
More than 8 million injuries that occur in the United States every year are caused by slip-and-fall accidents. In fact, they’re the #1 cause of expensive emergency room visits and the #1 cause of traumatic brain injuries.
A fall can be extremely upsetting and painful, causing broken bones, hip fractures, internal injuries, and lifelong health challenges. Plus, you’re left with a pile of medical bills and may be unable to work for months or more. Now what?
In Kentucky, under certain conditions you can sue a homeowner or property owner for negligence for allowing a hazard or dangerous condition to exist on the property. In certain situations, a property owner has a legal duty to protect the safety of guests.
McCoy & Sparks can help you hold the right person accountable for your injuries. Contact us today to speak to an experienced injury attorney with the care and compassion to assist you with your case.
Serious Injuries Sustained From Dangerous Conditions
If you or someone you love has recently dealt with an unsafe condition that led to an injury or a health complication, you should not waste any time before retaining an attorney to represent you. Dangerous conditions on another’s premises can lead to very severe and catastrophic injuries.
The types of circumstances that can lead to a slip-and-fall accident include:
- Broken stairs
- Broken railways
- Uneven sidewalks
- Slippery floors
- Improper or poor lighting
Injuries that are often suffered in a slip-and-fall incident include head injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, neck injuries and even paralysis. A Nelson County personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you investigate your case and determine whether you have a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your injuries.
McCoy & Sparks: In Your Town and On Your Team
- We’re located in Bardstown and represent people across Kentucky, with a focus in and around Central Kentucky.
- We have extensive experience handling slip-and-fall cases as well as many other types of cases.
- We recovered millions of dollars for clients injured by a slip/trip and fall.
- We truly care about our clients and have plenty of satisfied testimonials on Facebook, Google Reviews, and other review sites.
“I recently was in an accident. I was recommended McCoy and Sparks Attorneys to handle my case. The best experience I have ever encountered with dealing with an Attorney. They were very straightforward, honest, but most of all caring. Also, I would like to point out Stacy Hurst was exceptionally helpful. If anyone ever needs an Attorney, I strongly recommend McCoy and Sparks. They are the best. I want to thank them for handling my case and for fighting for my interest.”
Why Do Slip or Trip-and-Fall Accidents Happen?
People slip or trip and fall on others’ property for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes, property owners neglect their property and fail to provide proper maintenance. Even when a hazard may have been reported to them in the past – and even when they should know better – they allow it to persist. Sometimes they are responsible for failing to inspect for dangers that may lurk on their property. They have a duty to inspect. You have a right not to be injured when they breach their duty and may pursue a premise liability case.
Here are some of the most common contributors to falls in personal injury lawsuits:
- Loose floorboards
- Torn carpeting and flooring materials
- Missing handrails
- Poor lighting
- Boxes and other clutter on the floor
- Potholes in parking lots
- Crumbling sidewalks and walkways
- Unsafe ladders, staircases, and escalators
- Floor debris, including liquids, greases, and waxes
- Ice, snow, and rain accumulation
- Mats and rugs that are tripping hazards
- Poorly-trained employees
- Lack of warning/danger signs
- Uneven surfaces
- Cords that run across walkways
- Tripping hazards from open doors, cabinets, and drawers
What Should I Do After a Slip-and-Fall Accident?
- Seek Medical Care Very Quickly
As soon as possible after your fall, see a medical professional who can treat and document your injuries. Your health is the priority, so follow your doctor’s recommendations to care for your injury and start the road to recovery.
- Consider Who is to Blame for Your Injuries
Why did you fall? Maybe the building’s flooring was loose and crumbling. Perhaps there was no lighting in a dark restaurant parking lot. The owner may be at fault for your injuries. According to Kentucky slip and fall laws, even if you share part of the blame you can still sue for monetary compensation.
- Report and Document the Accident
Notify the owner of the property as soon as possible after the accident and request documentation. Take photos and videos of the scene and note any conditions, like ice or loose carpet, that contributed to your fall.
- Refrain From Sharing Details
Avoid debating with the property owner or sharing the details of your fall on social media. Now is not the time to argue. Any statements you make could harm your case later.
- Contact a Kentucky Slip-and-Fall Attorney
A Kentucky slip-and-fall attorney can review the details of your situation and determine who may be at fault. With the help of an experienced attorney, you can bring a lawsuit against the proper party and seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
How Will McCoy & Sparks Help Me?
Your slip-and-fall attorney can conduct their own investigation into what happened with your accident, including interviewing people and reviewing all paperwork associated with your case. They’ll do the legal heavy lifting, so you can focus on recovering from your injury.
McCoy & Sparks can:
- Handle communication with a difficult property owner
- Investigate inspection reports, police reports, and other documentation
- Demand access, under the law, to public records
- Explain aspects of the law you may not understand
- Help you gather photos, videos, and other evidence
- Present and evaluate your legal options
- Negotiate a settlement with a property owner
- Take your case to court, if necessary
These cases are often resolved outside of court by negotiating a settlement with the property owner. This saves time and hassle for both sides, so the property owner and their insurer may see the sense in coming to an agreement that is beneficial to you.
The attorneys at the McCoy & Sparks understand the human side of slip-and-fall accidents and we know this situation may be very difficult for you. That’s why we bring a caring, compassionate approach to every client we serve.
What Will I Get if I Win My Case?
Although no outcome is guaranteed in your case, you can seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. At McCoy & Sparks, we have secured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients that have been injured in falls. The amount a person receives will depend on the situation and the severity of the person’s injuries.
By pursuing a legal case, you also get the satisfaction of holding the right person responsible for your injuries and preventing someone else from being hurt in the future. For example, when a landlord is finally faced with the dangerous conditions at an apartment complex, your lawsuit could help improve the lives of your fellow community members.
You deserve to fully recover from your injuries and get your life back to normal.
How to Request a Free Consultation
If you have been injured after slipping and falling, please contact McCoy & Sparks today for a free and confidential consultation. We’ll ask questions about your situation and help you understand what to do next.
Trust us with your case. We’ll work tirelessly to get you the result you deserve.
NO FEE UNLESS YOU WIN