Premises Liability LawyerNewton, IL

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



Property Owners should keep their property safe at all times. End of story. This isn't always the case though. How the accident happened doesn't matter now, you're hurt and you need help. Can you recover from the accident legally because of how it happened? 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 Newton. 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 Newton - Recent Victories

Results matter more than words. 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 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:

Premises Liability Lawyer Newton - FAQ's

Do you have legal questions you need answers to 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 Newton - 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 you had to seek medical care, and the care was extensive, you may have a case. 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. Was the building owner acting negligently? 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 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 need help determining the severity of your claim, or help to determine if there was negligence, call our Premises Liability Lawyers in Newton immediately. We want to speak with you regarding the details of your case and see how we can help.

Relevant Statutes in a Newton 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. There are three main classifications of people in a slip and fall accident: invitees, licensees, and trespassers.

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

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