“Premises liability” is the general term applied to cases involving personal injury that occurs on someone’s property. Property owners and occupiers have a legal responsibility to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition. Generally speaking, this means that owners or occupiers who have possession or control of a premises must use ordinary care to identify and repair dangerous conditions on the premises or warn guests and visitors of known dangers which the guest or visitor would not know about or discover. Common types of premises liability cases include:
- Slip and fall on slippery or wet surfaces
- Falls or other accidents caused by poor lighting
- Escalator and elevator accidents
- Unsafe stairways
- Porch or balcony collapse
- Assault on property
- Poorly maintained public streets, sidewalks, parks, and schools
If you or a loved one have been injured due to a dangerous condition at someone’s home, a hotel, apartment complex, condominium, shopping mall, or any other place of business, you may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by the negligence of the responsible party.
In premises liability claims, like all injury claims, you have a limited time to file your case in court. Waiting too long to contact an attorney may jeopardize your ability to recover compensation for your injuries.
We would be pleased to speak with you to discuss how we can help. Please call us at 314-696-2300 to arrange your free consultation.
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