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The owner of premises which are open to the pubic, such as a store, have a duty to act reasonably to keep the premises safe from foreseeable dangers. Premises liability covers all property defects or dangers, including vicious animals and inadequate security, as well as conditions that may result in a slip-and-fall. Premises Liability Lawyer help you in getting compensation for the injuries you suffer on someone else's property.
In our experience, injuries that occur on another person's or business's property
fall into two categories.
Foreign Substance Slip and Falls
The first category of cases in which a slip and fall lawyer might be needed are
situations where someone was injured because a foreign substance was present
on the surface of the property, and the injured individual slip and fell on it. If a
patron slips and falls on a substance left on the floor, the owner will only be
liable if he or she knew, or should have known, of the presence of the substance.
Depending upon the nature of the business, the owner may have a duty to
inspect and clean the premises regularly in order to satisfy this duty. Examples of cases in this category that our St. Louis Slip and Fall Lawyer has handled are situations where people slip and fall on snow that was only partially removed from the property, or where ice was left on the floor for a long period of time.
Poor Design Leading to Slips, Trips, and Missteps
The second category of cases in which a slip and fall attorney might be needed are where the design of the premises are so poor that the property owner could have reasonably known that there was a foreseeable risk of injury to the injured person. Examples of cases in this category that our St. Louis Slip and Fall Attorney has handled are situations where a parking block or wheel stop was placed on property that did not meet the property owner's own standards, or where the materials and design of a public bathroom created a foreseeable risk of slipping and falling.
Damages Recoverable in Slip and Falls
People injured due to the negligence of a property possessor may recover compensation for a variety of damages such as: Medical bills, Pain and suffering, Mental distress, Physical impairment, and Lost wages.
The Status of the Injured Individual Establishes the Duty Owed by the Property Owners
A property possessor's duty to warn of dangers on a property is based on the status of
an entrant on the land. There are three classifications: trespassers, licensees and
Generally, property possessors owe a higher level of duty to invitees. An invitee enters
property with the permission of the possessor for the benefit of the possessor.
purpose. Party guests are considered licensees.
A trespasser is generally owed no duty with regard to the condition of the property. There are cases, however, when a trespasser can bring a premises liability lawsuit against a property possessor.
If you believe that you may have a slip and fall, trip and fall, misstep leading to injury, or other premises liability case, contact a Slip and Fall Lawyer immediately. We do not charge for a consultation, and we do not get paid unless we recovery money for you. Call St. Louis Premises Liability Layer for skilled legal representation.
The Gogel Law Firm handles cases throughout Missouri and Illinois.
Jeremy A. Gogel is admitted to practice law before all Courts in the State of Missouri, and represents clients in all counties and cities in Missouri, including: St. Louis, St. Louis City, St. Charles, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Warren County, Lincoln County, St. Genevieve County, Boone County, Montgomery County, Osage County, Pike County, Callaway County, Gasconade County, Washington County, St. Francis County, Affton, Ballwin, Bella Villa, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Bellerive, Bel-Nor, Bel-Ridge, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Black Jack, Breckenridge Hills, Brentwood, Bridgeton, Calverton Park, Castle Point, Champ, Charlack, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Clayton, Concord, Cool Valley, Country Club Hills, Country Life Acres, Crestwood, Creve Coeur, Crystal Lake Park, Dellwood, Des Peres, Edmundson, Ellisville, Eureka, Fenton, Ferguson, Flordell Hills, Florissant, Frontenac, Glasgow Village, Glencoe, Glendale, Glen Echo Park, Grantwood Village, Greendale, Green Park, Grover, Hanley Hills, Hazelwood, Hillsdale, Huntleigh, Jennings, Kinloch, Kirkwood, Ladue, Lakeshire, Lemay, Mackenzie, Manchester, Maplewood, Marlborough, Maryland Heights, Mehlville, Moline Acres, Normandy, Northwoods, Norwood Court, Oakland, Oakville, Olivette, Overland, Pagedale, Pasadena Hills, Pasadena Park, Pine Lawn, Richmond Heights, Riverview, Rock Hill, Sappington, Shrewsbury, Spanish Lake, St. Ann, St. George, St. John, Sunset Hills, Sycamore Hills, Town and Country, Twin Oaks, University City, Uplands Park, Valley Park, Velda City, Velda Village Hills, Vinita Park, Vinita Terrace, Warson Woods, Webster Groves, Wellston, Westwood, Wilbur Park, Wildwood, Winchester, and Woodson Terrace.
Jeremy A. Gogel is admitted to practice law before all Courts in the State of Illinois, and represents clients in all counties and cities, including: Madison County, St. Clair County, Bond County, Sangamon County, Washington County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Williamson County, Jackson County, Collinsville, Alton, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Granite City, Belleville, Fairview Heights, Columbia, Waterloo, Cahokia, Dupo, Highland, Maryville, Mascoutah, Lebanon, Carlyle, Springfield, Litchfield, Bloomington-Normal, Peoria, Marion, Mt. Vernon, Carbondale, Centralia, Nashville, and Pinckneyville.