Premises Liability LawyerSt. Francois County, MO
If you slipped and fell in a grocery store, shopping mall, or in a parking lot, our premises liability lawyers in St. Francois County can help.
Property Owners should keep their property safe at all times. End of story. 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. You know the property owners are liable for certain types of accidents on the property, but you aren't sure if that includes you You aren't sure of the laws surrounding your type of accident. 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 St. Francois 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 St. Francois County - 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 needs to have proof, and they need to have results. 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. Francois County - FAQ's
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Premises Liability Lawyer in St. Francois County - 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. Legally pursuable injuries include broken bones, surgery, dislocated back, damaged limbs, and more. Most importantly, if you're not injured, you don't have a claim. Minor bruising and injuries that don't require medical attention may not be feasible as cases.
2. Was the building owner acting negligently? Was the area taped off? 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 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 St. Francois County immediately. We want to speak with you regarding the details of your case and see how we can help.
Relevant Statutes in a St. Francois 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. Invitees, Licensees, and Trespassers are the three main classifications.
Invitees in St. Francois 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 St. Francois 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 is dedicated to fighting your full rights and recovery, and our Premises Liability lawyers in St. Francois County will not stop till you receive 100% of what you are owed. Call our Premises Liability lawyers in St. Francois County at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to discuss your premises liability case today.