Premises Liability LawyerNew Athens, IL

If you slipped and fell in a grocery store, shopping mall, or in a parking lot, our premises liability lawyers in New Athens 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. Can you recover from the accident legally because of how it happened? You're not a lawyer, you don't know all of the laws and whether or not you were wronged. 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 New Athens. 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 New Athens - Recent Victories

Results and victories are the ultimate standard. 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 can say just about anything, but proving they are the best is another matter entirely. Here are several of our most recent victories as well as client testimonials:

Premises Liability Lawyer New Athens - FAQ's

Do you have a few legal questions, but no time for a phone call or office meeting? Do you value client testimonials? 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 New Athens - 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 seek medical care, and the care was extensive, you may have a case. Usually, these types of injuries will be broken bones, a dislocated back, sprained ankles or limbs, etc. 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. Should the owner have known about the dangerous area? Was the area taped off? Negligence, or a lack of action is required typically. 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.

Negligence and severity can be hard to determine, and if you need help, call our Premises Liability Lawyers in New Athens immediately. We want to speak with you regarding the details of your case and see how we can help.

Relevant Statutes in a New Athens Premises Liability Case

Your legal status to be on the property is going to determine your recovery potential in the case. Invitees, Licensees, and Trespassers are the three main classifications.

Invitees in New Athens 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 New Athens 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 New Athens will not stop till you receive 100% of what you are owed. Call our Premises Liability lawyers in New Athens at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to discuss your premises liability case today.

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