Premises Liability LawyerBenton, IL

If you slipped and fell in a grocery store, shopping mall, or in a parking lot, our premises liability lawyers in Benton can help.



Property owners have a responsibility to make sure that if their property is used for business or leisure, it has to be safe. However, not all property owners are responsible. A slip on a wet floor, a loose stair banister, or a door that shuts too hard may have caused your accident, and now you need help. Does the way your accident happened mean that you can recover from them legally? You know that what happened was wrong, but you aren't sure if you have the legal right to start a lawsuit. You need help.

Our Premises Liability Lawyers will fight for your full recovery and nothing less. You deserve to recover from this accident, and you deserve to be medically and financially compensated for your premises liability accident in Benton. To learn more about how our personal injury law firm will fight for your rights, call our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to discuss your premises liability case today.

Premises Liability Lawyer Benton - Recent Victories

Results matter more than words. You have to win your case, and you need the law firm you choose to be dedicated to fighting for your full rights. A premises liability lawyer claiming they are the best isn't the same as being the best, you need proof. Here are several of our most recent victories as well as client testimonials:

Premises Liability Lawyer Benton - FAQ's

Do you have legal questions, but don't have time to step into an office right now? Or maybe you would like to watch a client testimonial to see what a real person thinks about their lawyer, and the legal process? Burger Law has several FAQ's that answer many of those questions you may have, as well as client testimonials to really show you what the process is like with our firm. Our FAQ questions cover many legal cases and incidents. Here are several Premises Liability questions answered:

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Premises Liability Lawyer in Benton - Can I sue?

There are a few factors that determine whether or not you should pursue a premises liability case.

1. Were you seriously hurt in the fall or accident? If you had to see a doctor, or if your accident required surgery, you most likely have a case. How do you know if you were seriously hurt? Surgery, broken bones, back issues, or injured limbs are considered serious issues. To have a legal claim, you must have been injured as a result of the dangerous condition. Bruising, or minor injuries may not be worth legally pursuing.

2. Was the building owner acting negligently? Were you aware of the Hazard? Negligence, or a lack of action is required typically. Spills on floors, dangerous stairs, holes in floors, parking lots covered with ice, and other types of hazards can cause injuries, and properties owners can be held liable for those injuries. If a sign was posted, and you disregarded the warning and subsequently caused the injury yourself, your slip and fall claim will be weakened and you will have a more difficult time recovering damages.

Negligence and severity can be hard to determine, and if you need help, call our Premises Liability Lawyers in Benton immediately. We can help you.

Relevant Statutes in a Benton Premises Liability Case

In a slip and fall or premises liability case, determining the legal status of the person hurt is important to determine if there is a recovery owed. Invitees, Licensees, and Trespassers are the three main classifications.

Invitees in Benton are defined in Bartel v. Central Markets, Inc. (Mo.App. 1995) as anyone who enters upon a premises with the express or implied consent of the possessor, and for some purpose of benefit or interest to the possessor or for the mutual benefit of both. Property owners have a duty to provide invitees with the highest standard of care by inspecting their property and fixing dangerous or hazardous conditions. In addition, property owners must disclose known dangerous conditions, as outlined in Harris v. Niehaus (Mo. banc. 1993), citing Restatement (2nd) Torts § 343 comment b.

Licensees are a person who is privileged to enter or remain on land only by virtue of the possessor’s consent, according to Restatement (2nd) Torts § 330; Harris, 875 S.W.2d at 225. Property owners only have a duty to warn licensees of a danger that the property owner knows about or should know about.

The last classification of people are trespassers. A trespasser—as defined by Restatement (2nd) Torts, § 329 (1965)—is a person who enters or remains upon land in the possession of another without a privilege to do so. Property owners generally are not liable for harm that caused to a trespasser. A Benton premises liability lawyer could help people with their case, regardless of what class of visitor they are.

Premises Liability Lawyer

You're hurt, suffering, and you need help. Our Firm is dedicated to fighting your full rights and recovery, and our Premises Liability lawyers in Benton will not stop till you receive 100% of what you are owed. Call our Premises Liability lawyers in Benton at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to discuss your premises liability case today.

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