When a person who is injured due to another party's careless conduct files a lawsuit, he or she may expect the matter to be concluded either by a jury trial or by a settlement. However, a significant number of Kentucky personal injury cases - especially premises liability lawsuits arising from slip and falls, trip and falls, and fall down accidents - are resolved via a motion for summary judgment. By granting summary judgment, a trial court is saying, in essence, that even if everything the plaintiff says in his or her complaint is true, the defendant is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law. Summary judgment is only appropriate in situations in which no genuine issues of material fact must be resolved in order for the issues to be decided. Read More