PREMISE LIABILITY CLAIMS ARE DIFFICULT TO WIN
Aug. 23, 2022
In Kentucky, premise liability claims, sometimes called slip and falls, are difficult to win even when you have facts to show that the owner acted negligently. Juries tend to believe that the injured Plaintiff could have avoided the incident somehow. Also, lawyers present many of the premise cases that should have never been filed and most of them are thrown out by the judge before it ever gets to a jury. The case of Mary Lawson v. David Smith, recently decided by the Kentucky Court of Appeals, is an example of a claim that should have never been filed. This case involved the mistake of a visitor choosing the wrong door to enter and receiving serious injuries as a result. Lawson was a visitor in Smith’s house and got up early in the morning when it was still dark and opened a door to the basement stairs instead of the bathroom and tumbling down the stairs as a result. There simply was no evidence of any negligence by Smith and the case was thrown out by the judge.
Whether you were injured as the result of the negligence of another in Lexington, Louisville, Covington or any other city in the commonwealth of Kentucky, I am ready to meet with you at your home and stay in close communication throughout the handling of your auto accident claim. If you need help with an auto accident claim, a motorcycle accident claim, a truck accident claim or a premises accident due to the negligence of another, contact the Troutman Law Office at 502-648-9507 or go to www.kyautoaccidentattorney.com and I will help you maximize your recovery. I have an office in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky and handle auto accident cases over the entire state of Kentucky and Ohio.