Frequently Asked Premises Liability Law Questions in Missouri
Insightful answers from St. Louis County personal injury lawyers
Sustaining an injury in a premises liability accident can be a frightening and painful experience. At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, we are committed to providing the information you need to answer all of your questions related to premises liability accidents. To help you understand your legal options, we have created a list of commonly asked questions:
· What is premises liability law?
· What kinds of accidents are covered by premises liability law?
· What duty does a land owner hold?
· What does a victim have to prove?
· What compensation am I entitled to?
Representing Victims in St. Louis County, Lincoln County and St. Charles County for more than 20 Years
If you have been injured in a premises liability incident, it is important to understand your rights to pursue compensation for your losses. The Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp has served Missouri premises liability victims for more than 20 years. Our lawyers have the skill and legal savvy to help you pursue compensation for your losses. To schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case, call our office at (636) 947-3600 or contact us online. Google translator available for your convenience.
What is premises liability law?
Premises liability law addresses accidents that occur on public or lawfully accessed private property. If the property owner acted negligently or unlawfully, and injuries result, they may be held liable for any losses sustained by the victim.
What kinds of accidents are covered by premises liability law?
Many different types of accidents fall under premises liability law, providing that they occur on another party’s property. These accidents include slip and falls, trip and falls, assault and more. Common injuries that occur in premises liability accidents include broken bones, cuts, head injuries, brain injuries and many more.
What duty does a land owner hold?
Missouri law requires a property owner to offer a safe and healthy environment for patrons, and to take realistic steps to protect customers from harm. This means that a land owner must maintain all aspects of the property, and offer security for patrons during their visit. Should the owner fail to maintain property or act unlawfully, they are liable for any resulting injuries and losses.
What does a victim have to prove?
To successfully obtain compensation for premises liability injuries, you must prove that the property owner acted negligently or unlawfully and that their actions lead directly to your injuries. You must also prove that you suffered damages from the accident.
What compensation am I entitled to?
If you were injured in a premises liability accident, you have the right to pursue compensation for all of your losses, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, ongoing care and more. The actual amount of compensation you are entitled to is based upon your actual damages, and the judge or jury’s view of your pain and suffering.