A nightmare scenario recently unfolded for prospective parents in a neighboring state.
Even though many areas of the country are still digging themselves out of Mother Nature's latest onslaught -- and although Louisville still appears to be in winter's grip -- spring is just around the corner.
The concept of premises liability is frequently misunderstood in its application. Some people mistakenly believe that anyone who falls down and gets hurt on someone else's property is entitled to a large settlement.
It's the time of year to get busy winterizing your property. Below are some tips on maintaining your property in the winter that can save you money on hefty repair bills or allow you to dodge a premises liability claim from someone who gets harmed while on your property.
If you are a Louisville resident who rents your home or apartment from a landlord, you may have your share of horror stories about neglected premises that pose real safety hazards and potential financial liabilities. Building management companies, property owners and landlords have a duty to keep the property free of safety hazards that can harm residents or their visitors.
There's nothing like a state or county fair — the music, the carnival food (is that funnel cake I smell?), the midway games and the rides. While the food might be iffy, it's likely not going to leave you with more than a day or so of intestinal discomfort. It's the rides that might wind up killing you.
There are lot of things that can go wrong in medical facilities, including nursing homes. The residents are often elderly, unstable on their feet and prone to slipping and falling. A qualified nursing home, therefore, would take many precautions with residents to prevent the chances and risks of someone slipping and suffering serious injuries.
Whether you realize it or not, there are seemingly hundreds of ways to hurt yourself on a daily basis. While advances in safety and awareness have reduced the likelihood of injuries in all walks of life, not even the most cautious of planners can prevent all accidents. When thinking about how to reduce accidents in our state, Kentuckians should focus on fall-related injuries.