Were You Injured On Someone Else’s Property?
When you are on someone else’s property, you expect that you will be reasonably safe. You do not expect to trip on an uneven step or have something fall on you from above. Unfortunately, these types of accidents happen every day. The frustrating part is that the owner could have prevented the accident by taking more care.
If you find yourself injured on someone else’s property, you could have a personal injury claim. At Oakley & Oakley, LLC, I help clients fight for the compensation they deserve after becoming injured due to the negligence of others. I am attorney Jay Oakley, and I have over 15 years of legal experience representing clients throughout the greater Lexington area.
What Is Premises Liability?
Property owners, including businesses, have a duty to their guests to make sure their property is generally safe and free from dangerous conditions. If they do know of a dangerous condition, they have a duty to warn their guests. If you are injured by a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you may have a premises liability claim.
In order to prove your claim under Kentucky law, you must show several things including:
- The owner owed you a duty of care.
- The owner failed in their duty by not using reasonable care regarding the dangerous condition.
- The owner could have foreseen that the breach of duty would lead to your injury.
- The breach actually led to your injury.
- You must prove your damages related to your injury.
When you hire Oakley & Oakley, LLC, I will thoroughly investigate your claim in order to prove each element.
Common Types Of Premises Liability Claims
Although any injury related to an owner’s negligence could lead to a premises liability claim, the most common types of premises liability accidents are:
- Slip- or trip-and-fall accidents
- Falling debris or obstructions
- Dog bites or other animal attacks
- Attacks due to inadequate security
The injuries that might arise as a result of these incidents can run the gamut from minor bumps and bruises to death. Severe muscle sprains and strains and head injuries are quite common. Dog bites can lead to scarring and disfigurement and, unfortunately, the victims of dog bites are often children.
As you can see, premises liability includes a wide range of claims and possible damages. If you are wondering how your claim fits into these categories, I am happy to discuss it with you.