Winter is coming to Kentucky soon, and with that, snow and ice is inevitably going to fall somewhere in the state. While many people enjoy the snow because it is beautiful and fun to play in, snow-packed or icy sidewalks and streets also pose dangers both to motorists and to people who walk or ride bikes.
Unlike other states in the country, Kentucky has maintained a distinction between trespassers, licensee and invitees in premises liability cases. It is important therefore for Kentucky residents, particularly those who have been hurt while on the business property or at another person's residence, to be aware of what these terms mean, as they each imply a different type of responsibility a landowner has to keep his or her property safe.
Getting injured on someone else's property is a big deal, and if the injuries you suffer change your life and cause you great pain and suffering, you may pursue a premises liability case against the people responsible. But that begs the question: who are the people responsible for the incident? And how do you establish their fault in the situation?