Property owners in Missouri are not automatically liable for every accident on their land. However, they should be accountable for incidents that could have been prevented with reasonable and responsible upkeep of their property. Unfortunately, proving a landowner liable for your accident can be challenging, especially while you are dealing with severe injuries.
That’s where we come in.
Guidance from a Pevely premises liability lawyer at OnderLaw can make a huge difference in your life moving forward. Our dedicated injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you need to live comfortably while you heal from the harm you should’ve never suffered. Beyond helping to collect, preserve, and present vital evidence in your case, our legal team will support you throughout your medical recovery. We’re not just on your side—we’re by your side every step of the way.
Legally speaking, property and business owners owe different duties to different types of visitors in Missouri. For instance, they have no obligation to protect trespassers from accidental harm, although they cannot do anything to harm a trespasser intentionally. Property owners may still be liable for injuries to trespassing children drawn by an unsecured attraction like a swimming pool.
Lawful visitors are generally considered licensees unless their presence is likely to benefit the property owner financially—for example, customers in a retail store. These visitors are called invitees. Property owners owe both licensees and invitees a duty to provide warning of all known property hazards that aren’t open and obvious. They must also take steps to fix the hazard or restrict access to it within a reasonable timeframe.
For invitees, property owners have an additional duty to inspect their land regularly for dangerous conditions. This means property owners can sometimes be liable for injuries caused by hazards they didn’t know about. Our skilled lawyers in Pevely can work to prove that a property owner should’ve discovered and addressed the hazard that led to your accident.
A successful lawsuit or settlement demand can seek compensation for economic and non-economic forms of harm. Economic losses typically center around emergency medical expenses but may also include:
Non-economic harm usually focuses on your physical pain and emotional distress stemming from the incident. Your Pevely attorney will work to understand the full impact of a property accident on your life, including any future effects of your injuries. The OnderLaw premises liability lawyers are experienced in fighting for and winning compensation for injured people like you.
Property liability law can be challenging to understand. Insurance companies know that you probably don’t understand your rights and will try to exploit you. A Pevely premises liability lawyer can stand up for your best interests and ensure the insurance companies play fair.
OnderLaw will demand the compensation you need to set things right and hold the property owner accountable for your losses. Legal representation is crucial to understanding the actual value of your case and successfully navigating the claims process. On the legal side, our attorneys will be your steadfast advocates, fighting for your best interests at every stage. As people, we also care deeply about your well-being and will support you throughout your recovery. Call us today to get started.