Premises Liability

When a property owner or the person responsible for taking care of the property fails to keep conditions safe, and someone suffers an injury as a result, that property owner (or landlord, property manager, contractor, etc.) can be held liable for the damages caused by such negligence. Premises liability cases are often difficult to prove, but the injury and premises liability attorneys at Ewing & Willis in Louisville are experienced in these matters and have successfully handled cases covering just about every facet of premises liability law.

Most often when a property owner is held liable on a theory of premises liability, it is shown that the property owner either:

  • Knew or should have known about the dangerous condition, yet failed to take any action to fix it within a reasonable time
  • Failed to give any warning about the hazardous circumstances that existed

Proving these elements of a premises liability claim can be difficult and challenging, and the time frame for pursuing a case can be short. Our lawyers conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, involving forensic experts when necessary, to gain a thorough understanding of what happened and build a strong case for the property owner's negligence.

Cases We Handle

Our premises liability practice covers all of the myriad ways in which a person may be injured due to dangerous or unsafe property conditions, including:

  • Slip and fall
  • Trip and fall
  • Falling merchandise or other objects
  • Food or drink spills in grocery stores or restaurants
  • Wet, slippery floors
  • Objects on floor obstructing aisles
  • Exposed wiring
  • Defective elevators or escalators
  • Poor lighting
  • Ice or snow buildup
  • Hidden holes
  • Broken, cracked or raised floor surfacing
  • Torn carpeting
  • Missing or broken handrails
  • Dangerous activities allowed without proper supervision
  • Vicious animals allowed to roam freely

We have successfully handled cases involving all types of property, from grocery stores to the private realm — for example, when people get bitten by a homeowner's dog.

Get Help Today

If you were injured in a slip and fall, trip and fall, or suffered any other type of injury or accident because of a dangerous condition on another's property, contact a Louisville premises liability lawyer at Ewing & Willis for a free consultation with an experienced and successful Louisville lawyer for premises liability. You can also call us at 502-694-7420.