Visiting public property should not come with concern for personal safety. There are premises liability laws in the state of Kentucky that say that the safety and protection of customers and lawful visitors is the responsibility of property and business owners. This is not only inside buildings but parking lots and other outside property also fall under these laws. Things such as uneven walkways, inadequate lighting and property that has fallen under disrepair are examples of hazards that can cause personal injury to visitors.
Man injured due to fall
A man in another state filed a lawsuit against a property owner over allegations that dangerous conditions caused him to fall and suffer injuries. According to the lawsuit, the man was utilizing a driveway when he encountered uneven and broken pavement. Allegedly, the negligently maintained condition of the driveway caused him to fall and suffer injuries.
Lawsuit alleged negligence
The lawsuit asserted that the man suffered serious injuries. The man said his injuries included a fracture of his left distal tibia and a comminuted non-articular fibular fracture. The plaintiff seeks to hold the defendants financially responsible over claims that they knew of the dangerous condition of the driveway and failed to maintain it. The plaintiff seeks compensatory and punitive damages for his injuries.
Many accidents of this type can be avoided if property owners will take simple precautions like removing things that are potential hazards or repairing property. In the state of Kentucky, when customers or lawful visitors suffer injuries due to hazardous conditions or negligence, those injured can pursue claims for monetary damages by contacting an experienced attorney and filing a personal injury lawsuit. A successfully litigated claim could result in a substantial monetary award to help victims and families with any financial losses.