Premises Liability LawyerO'Fallon, IL
If you slipped and fell in a grocery store, shopping mall, or in a parking lot, our premises liability lawyers in O'Fallon can help.
Property owners are legally required to make sure that their properties are safe for use. 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 a full recovery from this accident, and you deserve to be compensated for and losses that resulted from the premises liability accident in O'Fallon. 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 O'Fallon - Recent Victories
When choosing a lawyer, you should always pick based off of results. 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:
- $0 to $70,000
- 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 O'Fallon - FAQ's
Do you have a few legal questions, but no time for a phone call or office meeting? 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 O'Fallon - 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. To have a legal claim, you must have been injured as a result of the dangerous condition. If you are bruised, and the injury is very minor, your case may not be worth pursuing to a legal degree.
2. Did the owner know about the danger and not fix it? Were you aware of the Hazard? Negligence is required for most claims. Spills on floors, dangerous stairs, holes in floors, parking lots covered with ice, and other types of hazards can cause injuries, and properties owners can be held liable for those 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 O'Fallon immediately. We can help you determine the specifics of your case.
Relevant Statutes in a O'Fallon Premises Liability Case
In a slip and fall or premises liability case, determining the legal status of the person hurt is important to determine if there is a recovery owed. The three classifications are: invitees, licensees, and trespassers.
Invitees in O'Fallon 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 O'Fallon 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 fights for the absolute full rights and complete recovery of our clients, and our Premises Liability lawyers in O'Fallon will not stop till you receive 100% of what you are owed. Call our Premises Liability lawyers in O'Fallon at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to discuss your premises liability case today.