Personal Injury Lawyer Louisville KY | Car Wreck Attorney
The Fleck Firm assists individuals in Louisville and the Jefferson County area who have been injured in accidents. One such type of accident can be a slip and fall.
What are the most common types of injuries that occur because of a slip and fall?
In many cases, the injuries from a slip and fall might be minor such as soreness or bruising. However, in many cases, they are severe such as broken bones or even disability damage.
Common injuries include:
- Head trauma
- Knee injuries
- Torn ligaments
- Back pain
Often the injuries are immediate but, in some cases, the symptoms might not develop instantly.
Do property owners have to keep sidewalks clear during the winter months?
Typically, yes, they are required to keep the sidewalks clear of ice and snow in the winter months. In Lexington, Kentucky it clearly states in the city ordinance that property owners have four hours of daylight to remove any hazardous snow and ice buildup on sidewalks once the snow stops falling.
What should I do if I suffer from a slip and fall accident?
If you are the victim of a slip and fall accident then you should go to the doctor immediately even if you have suffered only a minor injury because in many cases the injury might only appear minor and actually become severe. Also, seeking medical help documents the accident. You should also take the time to take photos of your injuries and the scene of the accident. Keep all copies of your medical bills. Also, be sure to file an accident report and obtain a copy of the document
What do I do if an insurance company calls me to discuss the accident?
You should never make a statement to an insurance company without first seeking legal representation.
These are just a few questions about slip and fall accidents in Kentucky. Please contact The Fleck Firm to schedule a free consultation to discuss your slip and fall accident.