We go about our daily lives assuming a certain level of safety. We expect that as we shop, visit restaurants, and stay in hotels, for example, that we will not be harmed. Our laws require owners of businesses and properties to provide security and maintenance that ensures a basic level of safety.
When a person is harmed as a result of negligence by a property owner, the property owner should be held accountable for the damage that has been caused. The injuries sustained were not your fault. The law provides that we should all expect safe conditions when visiting private properties to which we have been invited, such as a store, restaurant, hotel, or other business. You deserve compensation for the injuries, suffering, and expenses that have resulted from the accident.
Insurance companies are known for pressuring victims to take low settlements. By taking advantage of a victim's vulnerability following an injury or accident, insurance companies keep their costs low. Don't accept a settlement without consulting an attorney first. This is the only compensation you can expect to see, and it may need to provide for unexpected medical expenses and lost work down the road.
If you or a loved one have been harmed on another's property in what you believe may qualify as a St. Louis premises liability or negligence claim, we are here to help you. Don't allow yourself to be victimized twice. Take control of your situation by seeking expert legal advice first.
Property owners and business owners are responsible for the safety of people who visit their property. If a person is harmed because of unsafe conditions on the premises of a restaurant, hotel, condominium or apartment complex, mall, store or other location, the property owner may be liable. Below is a list of common types of premises liability claims.
One aspect of premises liability is security. For example, hotels and apartment complexes must provide adequate lighting, locks, security personnel, and other forms of security to protect the safety of visitors to the property. When a violent crime has taken place on a property where safety precautions have not been taken, the property owner may be partially responsible. Examples of violent crimes include rape, sexual assault, assault, armed robbery and murder. Read more about Violent Crime Premises Liability Law.
Another aspect of premises liability is proper maintenance and repairs to ensure safe conditions to visitors. Wet floors or icy walkways, unsafe stairs, stoops and decks, may all fall under Slip and Fall negligence. If unsafe conditions exist and the property owner or manager failed to repair the problem, innocent people may be harmed. Read more about Slip and Fall Premises Liability Law.
Accidents at construction sites are not uncommon. These are hazardous places where heavy machinery, power tools and manual labor are taking place, and a simple mistake or a defective product may cause an accident to occur. Read more about Construction Accident Premises Liability Law.
Being attacked by a dog is an experience that may result in a great deal of psychological trauma as well as serious physical injury. It is helpful to work with an attorney who can determine whether the dog owner can be held liable for their dog's actions. Read more about Dog Bite Premises Liability Law.
Swimming pools pose a particular risk, and any facility - whether a residential complex, hotel, or another location - must ensure that swimmers are safe. This involves proper signage, lifeguard personnel, lighting, and the enforcement of safety rules. If a person is harmed or killed while swimming on a private property, the property owner or manager may be held liable for negligence. Read more about Swimming Pool Accidents and Drowning Premises Liability Law.
When we can no longer care for our loved ones, we hire others to provide professional care in nursing homes. We trust that our loved ones will be safe, and the property owner and manager has a responsibility to ensure that. When an innocent person is harmed as a result of negligence, abuse, or unsafe conditions at a nursing home facility, the company must be held accountable. Read more about Nursing Home Abuse Premises Liability Law.
If you or a member of your family has been harmed by another type of negligence not covered here, you may still qualify to file a claim. Any time a person is on the premises of another's property, either by express permission or open invitation as at a store or mall, the property owner is responsible for the person's safety. Read more about Negligence and Premises Liability Law.
Our legal team takes on such cases with determination and a commitment to our clients that are unequaled. Our entire team is deeply rooted in the St. Louis community, and we are unwavering in our pursuit of compensation for injured victims. We seek fair compensation that for victims of injuries that have occurred due to negligent maintenance or a dangerous situation found in a home, office, store or even on streets.
Many serious injuries have been sustained from criminal acts caused by negligent security measures on the premises of another. We are prepared to evaluate your injury case and advise you what we recommend as the best course of action legally, and what can be expected as an outcome in your case. We know how to address insurance companies, and the claim or lawsuit filed on your behalf will be carefully drafted so that the responsible party will be forced to pay the damages suffered.
Contact a St. Louis premises liability lawyer from our firm for skilled legal representation.