Premises Liability LawyerWaterloo, IL

If you slipped and fell in a grocery store, shopping mall, or in a parking lot, our premises liability lawyers in Waterloo 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. 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 aggressively pursue your case and make sure that you are fully cared for and provided for. 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 Waterloo. 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.

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Premises Liability Lawyer in Waterloo - 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 seek medical care, and the care was extensive, you may 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. If you are bruised, and the injury is very minor, your case may not be worth pursuing to a legal degree.

2. Was the building owner acting negligently? Was there a sign making you aware of the potential danger? Negligence is required for most claims. Wet floors with no signs, dangerously loose banisters, rubble on the floor, and other types of hazards that can cause injuries can make the owner of the property liable. 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.

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 Waterloo immediately. We can help you.

Relevant Statutes in a Waterloo Premises Liability Case

Determining whether or not you have a premises liability case is going to depend on your legal status on the premises. Invitees, Licensees, and Trespassers are the three main classifications.

Invitees in Waterloo 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 Waterloo 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 Waterloo will not stop till you receive 100% of what you are owed. Call our Premises Liability lawyers in Waterloo at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to discuss your premises liability case today.

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