Premises Liability LawyerSt. Clair, MO
If you slipped and fell in a grocery store, shopping mall, or in a parking lot, our premises liability lawyers in St. Clair can help.
Property owners have a responsibility to make sure that if their property is used for business or leisure, it has to be safe. Sometimes property owners couldn't care less, and this leads to accidents. Whether it was a spill on the floor, an unsafe stairway, or another dangerous condition, you're now hurt and you need help. Can you recover from the accident legally because of how it happened? 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 not stop fighting until you are fully cared for, and that's our promise. 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 St. Clair. 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 St. Clair - Recent Victories
Results matter more than words. 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 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:
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- 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 St. Clair - FAQ's
Do you have legal questions, but don't have time to step into an office 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. We also have a comprehensive FAQ section. Here are several Premises Liability questions answered:
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Premises Liability Lawyer in St. Clair - 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 your injury required extensive medical care, you may have a case against the property owner. Usually, these types of injuries will be broken bones, a dislocated back, sprained ankles or limbs, etc. 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. Did the owner know about the danger and not fix it? Was there a sign making you aware of the potential danger? Negligence, or a lack of action is required typically. 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 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 St. Clair immediately. We want to speak to you about your case to make sure you get the care and recover you need.
Relevant Statutes in a St. Clair 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. There are three main classifications of people in a slip and fall accident: invitees, licensees, and trespassers.
Invitees in St. Clair 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 St. Clair 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 St. Clair will not stop till you receive 100% of what you are owed. Call our Premises Liability lawyers in St. Clair at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to discuss your premises liability case today.