Premises Liability LawyerCarlinville, IL

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



When you enter a business, whether it be a grocery store, shopping mall, or a service-based center, the property owners are legally required to make sure it's safe. Sometimes property owners couldn't care less, and this leads to accidents. How the accident happened doesn't matter now, you're hurt and you need help. Does the way your accident happened mean that you can recover from them legally? You aren't sure what your rights are, or what you should do to pursue them. You need help.

Our Premises Liability Lawyers will not stop fighting until you are fully cared for, and that's our promise. You deserve to recover from this accident, and you deserve to be medically and financially compensated for your premises liability accident in Carlinville. 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.

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Premises Liability Lawyer in Carlinville - Can I sue?

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

1. Did you have to go to the hospital or see a doctor because of the accident? If you had to go to the hospital to get care, you might be able to pursue a lawsuit. How do you know if you were seriously hurt? Surgery, broken bones, back issues, or injured limbs are considered serious issues. Most importantly, if you're not injured, you don't have a claim. Minor bruising and injuries that don't require medical attention may not be feasible as cases.

2. Did the owner know about the danger and not fix it? Was there a sign making you aware of the potential danger? 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 there was a notice given of the danger, and you were still injured, your case may be more difficult.

If you need help determining the severity of your claim, or help to determine if there was negligence, call our Premises Liability Lawyers in Carlinville immediately. We want to speak with you regarding the details of your case and see how we can help.

Relevant Statutes in a Carlinville Premises Liability Case

In any slip and fall case, it is crucial to determine a person's status when they are on a piece of property because property owners have different obligations to different groups. The three classifications are: invitees, licensees, and trespassers.

Invitees in Carlinville 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 Carlinville premises liability lawyer could help people with their case, regardless of what class of visitor they are.

Premises Liability Lawyer

You didn’t cause this accident, and you shouldn’t have to pay for it. Our Firm fights for the absolute full rights and complete recovery of our clients, and our Premises Liability lawyers in Carlinville will not stop till you receive 100% of what you are owed. Call our Premises Liability lawyers in Carlinville at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to discuss your premises liability case today.

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