Negligence is a broad term that refers to the role of another person or entity in causing an accident or injury. In order for a claim to hold water and produce a settlement, negligence must be established. A company can be negligent when it fails to warn consumers of known dangers of a product. An individual may be negligent if they fail to restrain a dog that harms someone. In the case of premises liability claims, our task is to prove the property owner or property manager's negligence contributed to the accident or injury.
Examples of negligence in premises liability cases include the following:
In each case, the actions or inaction of the property owner, property manager, or another person involved in the accident caused or contributed to the injury. Property owners such as hoteliers and restaurateurs are responsible for ensuring the safety of visitors to their property who were acting in an expected manner. By law, we each have a right to expect generally safe conditions and behavior from others. When a property owner knew of or should have known about an unsafe condition that contributed to an injury, they can be found negligent.
Some cases of negligence are clear cut and others are more complex. Our premises liability attorneys handling negligence cases carefully investigate each case from every possible angle to determine whether negligence had a role. Sometimes, a third party may also be found liable for an accident.
Intimidated by the claims process, overwhelmed and perhaps thinking they are to blame for their injuries, many accident victims are hesitant to hire an attorney to advocate on their behalf. Most people would prefer to accept a first settlement offer from an insurance company, or do nothing at all. However, most of us cannot afford not to file a negligence claim. The expenses that may compound as a result of an injury or accident are often unanticipated and profound. Consulting with an attorney handling St. Louis negligence claims will ensure your family gets the compensation you need to recover.
What happened to you was not your fault. By allowing an experienced premises liability negligence attorney to assist you, you begin to take control of your situation. This accident could have been prevented, and whoever caused it should play a role in making amends.
The Onder Law Firm is offering free consultation to persons, and their family members, who have suffered injuries they believe may be related to negligence. Experienced St. Louis negligence attorneys can help a family anticipate and plan for unexpected long-term expenses of the accident and fight for a fair settlement. Insurance companies have a tendency to pay as little as possible in injury settlements, taking advantage of the vulnerability of a victim's situation. We believe that anyone harmed in an accident as a result of another's negligence needs and deserves fair compensation. All St. Louis negligence attorney consultations are completely confidential, free of charge and without any further obligation. St. Louis negligence lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis, without any up-front fees and we only receive compensation if and when we are able to secure a settlement on your behalf.
Contact a St. Louis negligence attorney from our firm as soon as possible after the injury incident.