Paducah Premises Liability Attorneys
Keeping Property Owners Accountable
When you’re in someone’s yard, at the neighborhood pool, at a shopping center, mall, or even at a theme park, you don’t expect to have an accident and suffer injuries. If you are injured, most people don’t realize that property owners have certain obligations under local, state, and federal laws, including an obligation to keep their land and premises in reasonably safe condition for authorized visitors. If a property owner fails to do so, injured individuals may be able to pursue compensation via a personal injury claim. If you were injured while legally on someone else’s property, contact our Paducah premises liability attorneys for help. Katz Law is a result-oriented law firm that has recovered millions of dollars for injured clients since 1998 and can fight to hold negligent property owners responsible for their actions – or inactions.
Contact us online or at (270) 778-0020 for a consultation with a dedicated legal team member. We provide all our clients with the compassion they deserve while fighting aggressively for the results they want and need.
What is Premises Liability?
Individuals have premises liability claims when they’re injured by some kind of defective or unsafe condition on someone else’s property. In certain circumstances, a victim of a criminal act on someone else’s premises may also have a premises liability claim. Those who are injured and wish to recover damages must prove that the property owner was negligent in their duties to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition, or to provide reasonable security. It’s important to know that getting injured in an accident on someone’s property doesn’t always mean the property owner was negligent, as property owners are not guarantors of your safety.
Individuals have to show that the property owner knew or should have known about the unsafe condition, or risk of criminal activity, and failed to take the proper steps needed to render the premises reasonably safe. Katz Law has successfully handled these types of cases for nearly 25 years.
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Premises cases frequently involve significant injuries that stay with victims for years and sometimes for the rest of their lives. Depending on the nature of the accident, injuries can include broken bones, burns, electric shocks, spinal cord and neck injuries that result in paralysis, and head injuries. Sometimes, people are shot and injured or killed when there is inadequate security. Our team believes that you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence – we can be a voice for you during this dark time and pursue the amount of compensation you need and deserve to make a full recovery.
Call (270) 778-0020 today to inquire about representation from our premises liability attorneys in Paducah. Individuals deserve to be on property or in buildings without fearing for their safety.
There are many different kinds of personal injury cases that are considered premises liability cases. It’s important to hire a premises liability attorney after an accident to determine which kind of case you have, and how long of a window you have to file a claim. It is vital to determine the appropriate statute of limitations for your particular type of claim, because if you do not file your claim in time, it will be forever barred. In Kentucky, premises liability cases typically have a statute of limitations of one (1) year, meaning victims have one (1) year from the date of injury to file a claim. Please keep in mind that other types of cases have different statutes of limitations. Do not assume that you are correct about which statute of limitations applies to your case! Call Katz Law not to see how long you have to file your case.
Common premises liability cases include:
- Slip and fall accidents: The most common type of premises liability case, slip and fall accidents, can happen anywhere and due to a variety of factors. Common causes of slip and fall accidents include wet or slippery floors, uneven or torn carpeting, broken or missing stairs or railings, snow and ice, and dim lighting.
- Dog bites: Property owners can be held liable for dog bites if their dog attacks an individual on their property or on public property. Dog owners also have an obligation to maintain a safe environment for others, even for those in their homes or buildings.
- Swimming pool accidents: Property owners that have swimming pools are responsible for creating a reasonably safe environment for guests, especially children. There are many rules and regulations that pool owners must follow including, but not limited to when and if a lifeguard is required, the number of bathers allowed in the pool area at a time, markings of water depth as it relates to diving, diving board restrictions, and the fencing required around a pool, among others.
- Fires: Property owners must regularly maintain their buildings, and so they may be held liable for fires that start due to unfixed gas leaks and other hazards.
- Elevator and escalator accidents: Property owners, including apartment and hotel owners, must keep their buildings and amenities functioning safely. Any accidents involving elevators or escalators that injure guests or visitors due to defective conditions may also be the owner’s responsibility.
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