Property owners have a legal responsibility under federal, state, and local laws to maintain and keep property safe for visitors, employees, and customers. Oftentimes the premises are insured under policies with varying forms of protection. When it an accident happens it can usually be traced to the property owner’s negligence in maintaining the property, the construction or design of the building being negligent, building or zoning violations, defective electricity, dangerous animals, or natural conditions such as snow and ice. The laws governing the degree of liability will depend on the circumstances. When insurance is involved there are even more complicated legal questions such as the scope of coverage and the extent of coverage. If you have recently been injured on someone else’s premises or are a property owner facing premise liability litigation please contact us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
Some of the more common types of Premises Liability are listed below:
Owners of dangerous animals and those involved in “ultra-hazardous” activities are responsible for the resulting damages and injuries regardless of whether they were careful or at fault. This is known as strict liability. By choosing to own a dangerous animal a person is choosing to be responsible for the actions of that dangerous animal.
If you own or have been attacked by a dangerous animal it is important to speak directly with an attorney to determine your rights and obligations under Kentucky law. If you would like to learn more about this area of law or you have been injured as a result of an attack by a dangerous animal please contact us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
Negligent Design, Construction, and Maintenance
If a product, property, building, or road has been negligently designed, constructed, or maintained it can result in serious bodily injury due to slip and fall, explosions, fire and smoke, electrical shock, falling materials, product or equipment, roof and wall collapses, improper installation or maintenance of overhead doors, or exposure to toxic chemicals or materials.
Negligent design, construction, and maintenance claims can be difficult to investigate and prove. The amount of regulations, legislation, immunities, and exceptions to the rule can be overwhelming. It is important to consult with an attorney to understand the details of the case and to ensure that the case is approached properly. If you would like to learn more about this area of law or believe you have been injured due to the negligent design, construction, or maintenance of a building, property, or product please contact us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
Slip, Trip and Falls
When a property owner is negligent in up-keeping and maintaining a property a Slip, Trip, and Fall case can be the result. Kentucky has specific laws and codes regarding the reasonable efforts that should be taken to maintain a safe environment. Business owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment. When a person falls and injures his or herself as a result of the dangerous condition of the property the property owner’s liability is dependent on the individual circumstances surrounding the accident. A property owner could still be liable even if they warned of the dangerous condition. If you have been injured by slipping or tripping on someone else’s property or if you are a property owner facing potential litigation from an accident on your property and you would like to speak with one of our experienced attorneys you can contact us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.