Premises Liability LawyerPoplar Bluff, MO
If you slipped and fell in a grocery store, shopping mall, or in a parking lot, our premises liability lawyers in Poplar Bluff 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. However, not all property owners are responsible. 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'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 a full recovery from this accident, and you deserve to be compensated for and losses that resulted from the premises liability accident in Poplar Bluff. 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 Poplar Bluff - Recent Victories
With any type of legal claim, results matter. You want to know that you're giving your case to the best possible lawyer, and that they’re going to fight hard to make sure you get 100% of the recovery and compensation you deserve. 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:
- $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 Poplar Bluff - FAQ's
Have you ever had a question you wish you could ask a lawyer without going into their office? 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:
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. Here are several free, downloadable books!
Premises Liability Lawyer in Poplar Bluff - 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 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. 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. Should the owner have known about the dangerous area? Were you aware of the Hazard? Negligence is key to most premises liability 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 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.
Negligence and severity can be hard to determine, and if you need help, call our Premises Liability Lawyers in Poplar Bluff immediately. We want to speak with you regarding the details of your case and see how we can help.
Relevant Statutes in a Poplar Bluff 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. Invitees, Licensees, and Trespassers are the three main classifications.
Invitees in Poplar Bluff 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 Poplar Bluff 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 is dedicated to fighting your full rights and recovery, and our Premises Liability lawyers in Poplar Bluff will not stop till you receive 100% of what you are owed. Call our Premises Liability lawyers in Poplar Bluff at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to discuss your premises liability case today.