Premises Liability LawyerDesoto, MO
If you slipped and fell in a grocery store, shopping mall, or in a parking lot, our premises liability lawyers in Desoto 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. This isn't always the case though. 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 aren't sure what your rights are, or what you should do to pursue them. You need help.
Our Premises Liability Lawyers will aggressively pursue your case and make sure that you are fully cared for and provided for. You deserve to recover from this accident, and you deserve to be medically and financially compensated for your premises liability accident in Desoto. 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 Desoto - Recent Victories
With any type of legal claim, results matter. You want the best lawyer you can choose for your case type, and you want to recover 100% of what you are owed. A premises liability lawyer saying they’re the best is one thing, a lawyer with client testimonials and results that can prove it is another. Here are several of our most recent victories as well as client testimonials:
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- Burger Secures a $125,000 settlement in Auditorium Fall
- Slip and Fall $125,000 Success
- $250,000 Slip and Fall Settlement
- $1.435 Million Settlement Against Three Defendants After Extensive Litigation
Premises Liability Lawyer Desoto - 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. We also have a comprehensive FAQ section. Here are several Premises Liability questions answered:
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Premises Liability Lawyer in Desoto - Can I sue?
There are a few factors that determine whether or not you should pursue a premises liability case.
1. Are you injured? If you had to go to the hospital to get care, you might be able to pursue a lawsuit. Legally pursuable injuries include broken bones, surgery, dislocated back, damaged limbs, and more. 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. Was the owner made aware, but did nothing to remedy the dangerous area? Was the area taped off? Negligence is key to most premises liability claims. If a floor was wet, and a warning sign was not posted, then the building owner can be held liable for the 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.
If you aren't sure about the circumstances of your claim, or if the building owner did act negligently and you were hurt, call our Premises Liability Lawyers in Desoto immediately. We can help you.
Relevant Statutes in a Desoto Premises Liability Case
Determining whether or not you have a premises liability case is going to depend on your legal status on the premises. There are three main classifications of people in a slip and fall accident: invitees, licensees, and trespassers.
Invitees in Desoto 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 Desoto 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 fights for the absolute full rights and complete recovery of our clients, and our Premises Liability lawyers in Desoto will not stop till you receive 100% of what you are owed. Call our Premises Liability lawyers in Desoto at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to discuss your premises liability case today.