What options do I have if I am hurt on my neighbor's property?

It is not unusual for a Kentucky resident to work hard and save their money so that one day they can purchase a home where they will live and raise a family. Home and property ownership is a goal for a number of people in the Danville community and, once it is achieved, the owners take pride in maintaining the land and residences that they are responsible for. However, from time to time, a person may not take care of every issue that afflicts their property. If a friend or neighbor comes over to visit, that individual may suffer an injury if the owner's premises are not in good condition.

Injuries that occur on other people's land or property fall under the category of premises liability accidents. Individuals who go on to the property of others may have a reasonable expectation that they will not get hurt in such situations; when they do, though, they may have a claim for the losses they suffer due to the negligent maintenance of others' property.

Not all individuals who are harmed on other people's property will have premises liability claims. For example, if a person trespasses on another person's land and suffers a slip and fall, they may not have a claim against the property owner. This is because the owner did not have an expectation of the trespasser being there and, therefore, no reason to make the property safe for their presence.

Also, when individuals cause their own harm on other people's property, their injuries may not be compensable. Premises liability law covers a wide spectrum of incidents and accidents and cannot be comprehensively generalized in this blog post. As such, readers are reminded that they should consult with personal injury attorneys about their specific cases, as this blog does not offer legal advice.

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