Premises Liability LawyerFairview Heights, IL

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



Property Owners should keep their property safe at all times. End of story. This isn't always the case though. Whether it was a spill on the floor, an unsafe stairway, or another dangerous condition, you're now hurt and you need help. Does the way your accident happened mean that you can recover from them legally? You aren't sure of the laws surrounding your type of accident. 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 Fairview Heights. 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 Fairview Heights - Recent Victories

With any type of legal claim, results matter. You want to make sure the firm you pick to represent you is aggressive, dedicated, and willing to fight for 100% of the recovery you are owed. A premises liability lawyer needs to have proof, and they need to have results. Here are several of our most recent victories as well as client testimonials:

Premises Liability Lawyer Fairview Heights - FAQ's

Do you have legal questions, but don't have time to step into an office right now? Do words from an actual person, taken on video, mean more than a Google review? 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 offer an expansive FAQ area where many other questions are answered as well. Here are several Premises Liability questions answered:

Personal Injury Law Firm St. Louis - Legal Books

We've also compiled a few books that touch on the major case types we take on. These books are free of charge and are downloadable for ease of reading!



Premises Liability Lawyer in Fairview Heights - 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. How do you know if you were seriously hurt? Surgery, broken bones, back issues, or injured limbs are considered serious issues. If you weren't injured in the accident, you cannot pursue 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 there a sign making you aware of the potential danger? For the case to move forward, there has to have been a level of negligence. Wet floors with no signs, dangerously loose banisters, rubble on the floor, and other types of hazards that can cause injuries can make the owner of the property liable. 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 Fairview Heights immediately. We can help you.

Relevant Statutes in a Fairview Heights 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 Fairview Heights 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 Fairview Heights 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 is dedicated to fighting your full rights and recovery, and our Premises Liability lawyers in Fairview Heights will not stop till you receive 100% of what you are owed. Call our Premises Liability lawyers in Fairview Heights at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to discuss your premises liability case today.

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