Our St. Louis slip and fall lawyers are near you and handle all types of premises liability law. A premises liability case alleges a defect or dangerous condition of property causes personal injury or death to a person. Missouri law requires owners and possessors of property to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner. This includes keeping areas free of foreign objects, slippery substances and hidden dangers.
Hiring a slip and fall accident attorney is an important decision and he or she can help you determine what your case is worth. The insurance companies know your personal injury claim is only as good as your lawyer and the legal advice you obtain. Hiring a knowledgeable lawyer is an important part of ensuring you receive justice. There are no legitimate “personal injury calculators” online that can tell you what your case is worth.
Our trip and fall lawyers handle the following kinds of premises liability cases:
Sometimes, someone other than a landowner can be held liable for a person’s personal injuries. This is especially true with commercial property. Many times, commercial landlords will place the responsibility on the lessee to maintain and keep the property safe. In these cases, the premises liability lawsuit will be directed towards the possessor of the property. A careful review of the lease by a St. Louis slip and fall lawyer will determine what party is responsible for your injuries.
The duty a landowner owes you depends upon what “status” you hold when you slip, trip or fall. Landowners owe little duty to trespassers. They do owe a greater duty of care to people who are “licensees.” They owe the greatest duty to those who are considered “invitees” such as a social guest. Your status as a trespasser, licensee or invitee will be made by your St. Louis slip and fall attorney and will likely determine if you have a valid premises liability claim against the property owner.
Property owners must also ensure their property complies with local building codes. Building codes exist for the safety and well-being of others. When properties do not meet code requirements, they are inherently unsafe. If a property owner negligently maintains their property and that negligence causes an injury, the property owner is liable.
Sometimes a landowner can be held strictly liable for injuries. This determination will be made by your attorney, based upon the particular facts of your case and the status of Missouri law existing at the time of injury. This area of law is extremely complex. It is important that your lawyer has a complete understanding of Missouri’s laws, as they are always changing.
Our St. Louis slip and fall attorneys know the rules businesses must follow to keep their premises safe. Many times OSHA regulations control how a hotel, restaurant or other establishments must do things. Local building codes may also provide rules for how things must be built. Last, a company’s own internal rules or other industry regulations may help establish liability.
Beyond the above, sometimes basic evidence such as security camera in a store or witness testimony can also help your claim. When you hire a St. Louis fall lawyer at our firm, we will leave no stone unturned.
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you are entitled to recover your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Common injuries from these accidents include:
You may be wondering what an average settlement for a slip and fall case is or what slip and fall cases payout. Most of the time we can get slip and fall settlements for clients. Other times we must file a lawsuit to achieve justice.
If you happen to be injured on city or government owned property, you must contact a St. Louis slip and fall lawyer immediately. Missouri and other states have strict notification requirements you must follow in order to pursue a claim against the government. Many of these requirements must be completed within a number of days after the accident. The sooner you contact us to investigate your claim, the better. These cases are time sensitive and if you do not move quickly to secure evidence in your slip and fall case, it can be destroyed or lost forever.
Our St. Louis slip and fall accident lawyers have decades of experience handling premises liability injury and wrongful death cases. Contact our law firm today and speak to an experienced lawyer about your case for free. If you are looking for a St. Louis slip and fall injury attorney near you because you cannot travel, we will come to you.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients. Below are some of our recent personal injury case results.
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Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients.
It is our mission to ensure you receive a maximum recovery for all of your damages, to the fullest extent under the law.
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