Property owners have an obligation to keep visitors safe. However, this seemingly simple concept can lead to extraordinarily complex cases involving property accidents. Whether your injury occurred in a friend’s back yard or at a business owned by someone you don’t know, you have suffered losses through no fault of your own. You deserve compensation for those losses, but you might be unsure of your legal rights or how to bring a lawsuit.

A Brentwood premises liability lawyer is prepared to stand with you every step of the way after an injury caused by unaddressed hazards on someone else’s property. The experienced attorneys at OnderLaw will take on the legal challenges so you can rest assured that your case is in good hands.

Even if the home or property owner wants you to get the payments you need, their insurance company is likely responsible for your claim. Insurers are never on the injured person’s side and will try to manipulate you into accepting less than you deserve. More often than not, your only recourse to receive all of the compensation you are entitled to receive is to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Regardless of what challenges you face or whether you think you have a valid case, OnderLaw is here for you. We know what damages you are entitled to receive, and we will fight tirelessly for you and your case.

Property Owner Liability Following an Injury

As a general concept, all property owners must take reasonable actions to protect you on their land or in their buildings. State law separates guests into three categories depending on their reason for entering the property and whether they had permission. Where you fit within these categories will determine the extent of the property owner’s duty to protect you.

  • Trespassers: Trespassers enter the property without the owner’s permission. Property owners must only refrain from causing harm to trespassers through wanton or intentional acts of violence.
  • Licensees: Licensees enter the property with the owner’s permission but for their own benefit. This usually involves social visits. Here, the landowner must only warn the guest about known hazards.
  • Invitees: Invitees enter the property with the owner’s permission and for the owner’s benefit. Invitees can expect protection against known hazards and dangers the owner should know about through proper inspection of the premises.

This basic framework applies to all premises liability cases, including accidental falls, injuries due to structural failures, and even incidents where a property owner failed to provide adequate security against a crime. Our Brentwood attorneys can further explain the duties of property owners in premises liability cases and help you understand your rights. We will be your guiding hand throughout the legal process.

Protecting People’s Cases Against Possible Limitations

There may be no doubt that your injury occurred while visiting another person’s property. Even so, property owners and/or their insurance companies may still put up a fight to avoid paying the compensation you deserve.

When you are injured, there is no doubt that insurance companies will argue you did not do all you could to prevent the accident. Under Missouri Revised Statute § 537.765, a person who shares a portion of the blame for an accident cannot collect full compensation for their losses. Our Brentwood premises liability attorneys know how to fight allegations of partial liability and win the compensation you are entitled to receive. We will stand up for you and stand by you throughout the process.

It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after a property accident, as there are time limits for pursuing these lawsuits. Insurance companies often attempt to draw out negotiations to allow this time limit to expire. At OnderLaw, our experienced premises liability attorneys know these tactics and others that insurance companies use, and we will fight to protect your rights. We are proud of our commitment to helping injured people take back their power.

Contact a Brentwood Premises Liability Lawyer Today

Whenever you visit another person’s land or property, there is a risk of unaddressed hazards causing serious harm. Regardless of how your injury occurred, consulting a Brentwood premises liability lawyer should be a priority. At OnderLaw, we are here to listen to your story and help you through this difficult time.

We aren’t just on your side; we’re by your side, holding the negligent people or businesses accountable and helping you seek justice. Our firm has decades of experience helping people like you take back their lives after serious accidents. Give us a call today to get the dedicated representation you deserve.