Premises Liability LawyerMattoon, IL
If you slipped and fell in a grocery store, shopping mall, or in a parking lot, our premises liability lawyers in Mattoon 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. However, not all property owners are responsible. 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 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 Mattoon. 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 Mattoon - Recent Victories
Results matter more than words. 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 Mattoon - 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 Mattoon - 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 your injury required extensive medical care, you may have a case against the property owner. Legally pursuable injuries include broken bones, surgery, dislocated back, damaged limbs, and more. If you weren't injured in the accident, you cannot pursue a claim. small injuries such as cuts, or injuries that don't require medical attention may be too costly to pursue legally.
2. Did the owner know about the danger and not fix it? 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 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 Mattoon immediately. We want to speak to you about your case to make sure you get the care and recover you need.
Relevant Statutes in a Mattoon 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. Invitees, Licensees, and Trespassers are the three main classifications.
Invitees in Mattoon 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 Mattoon 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 Mattoon will not stop till you receive 100% of what you are owed. Call our Premises Liability lawyers in Mattoon at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to discuss your premises liability case today.