Premises Liability LawyerPhelps County, MO
If you slipped and fell in a grocery store, shopping mall, or in a parking lot, our premises liability lawyers in Phelps County can help.
Property owners are legally required to make sure that their properties are safe for use. However, not all property owners are responsible. 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 your accident count as premises liability? You know that what happened was wrong, but you aren't sure if you have the legal right to start a lawsuit. 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 Phelps County. 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 Phelps County - Recent Victories
Results and victories are the ultimate standard. 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 claiming they are the best isn't the same as being the best, you need proof. 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 Phelps County - FAQ's
Do you have legal questions, but don't have time to step into an office right now? Would you rather watch a client testimonial video? 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 section is expansive and comprehensive. 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 Phelps County - Can I sue?
There are a few factors that determine whether or not you should pursue a premises liability case.
1. Did your accident require medical attention? If you had to see a doctor, or if your accident required surgery, you most likely have a case. How do you know if you were seriously hurt? Surgery, broken bones, back issues, or injured limbs are considered serious issues. Most importantly, if you're not injured, you don't have a claim. If you are bruised, and the injury is very minor, your case may not be worth pursuing to a legal degree.
2. Should the owner have known about the dangerous area? Was the area taped off? Negligence is required for most 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 sign, and it was easily noticeable, your accident may be harder to recover from.
Negligence and severity can be hard to determine, and if you need help, call our Premises Liability Lawyers in Phelps County immediately. We can help you.
Relevant Statutes in a Phelps County 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 Phelps County 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 Phelps County 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 Phelps County will not stop till you receive 100% of what you are owed. Call our Premises Liability lawyers in Phelps County at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to discuss your premises liability case today.