Premises Liability LawyerPike County, MO
If you slipped and fell in a grocery store, shopping mall, or in a parking lot, our premises liability lawyers in Pike County 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. This isn't always the case though. Whether it was a spill on the floor, an unsafe stairway, or another dangerous condition, you're now hurt and you need help. Does your accident count as premises liability? 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 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 Pike 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 Pike County - Recent Victories
With any type of legal claim, results matter. 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 Pike County - FAQ's
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Premises Liability Lawyer in Pike County - 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 see a doctor, or if your accident required surgery, you most likely have a case. Usually, these types of injuries will be broken bones, a dislocated back, sprained ankles or limbs, etc. You have to be injured for the claim to proceed. Minor bruising and injuries that don't require medical attention may not be feasible as cases.
2. Was the owner made aware, but did nothing to remedy the dangerous area? Were you aware of the Hazard? 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.
If you aren't sure about the circumstances of your claim, or if the building owner did act negligently and you were hurt, call our Premises Liability Lawyers in Pike County immediately. We can help you.
Relevant Statutes in a Pike 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 Pike 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 Pike County premises liability lawyer could help people with their case, regardless of what class of visitor they are.
Premises Liability Lawyer
You didn't ask to be hurt, and you shouldn't have to fight to get the care you deserve. Our Firm fights for the absolute full rights and complete recovery of our clients, and our Premises Liability lawyers in Pike County will not stop till you receive 100% of what you are owed. Call our Premises Liability lawyers in Pike County at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to discuss your premises liability case today.