Premises Liability Attorneys Blue Springs MO

Premises Liability Attorneys in Blue Springs, MO

Strong advocacy for anyone injured on personal or business properties

Property owners owe a duty of care to anyone who legally visits their property. This duty applies to for-profit owners like hotels, retail stores, construction sites, and any place that sells goods or services. The duty of care also applies to nonprofits and charities such as community organizations and hospitals. Even homeowners owe a duty of care to neighbors who use their sidewalks. The duty of care requires that Blue Springs property owners regularly inspect their property for possible dangers and make timely repairs.

If you slipped and fell, were struck by an object, were attacked, or were injured for any other reason – while on the property of another – contact the personal injury lawyers at Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys. We work with investigators who will examine the accident site. We’ll conduct discovery to determine whether there is any evidence that the property owner knew, or should have known, of a dangerous condition, such as spilled liquids or broken tiles. We’ve helped many personal injury victims in Blue Springs and throughout the Kansas City region obtain strong settlements and verdicts.

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What types of premises liability claims do you handle?

When you go shopping, see your accountant, get your hair cut, or do anything away from home, you have the right to expect that the property owner made sure the property was safe. You have the right to focus on the supermarket shelves, the products you want to buy, and the people you need to speak to – without watching the floor for dangers or without checking around for other risks.

At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we handle all types of premises liability claims including:

  • Slip and fall accidents. A substantial proportion of accidents on property happen because visitors slip or trip causing the visitor to lose his/her balance. The slips or trips may be due to spilled liquids that haven’t been mopped up, rain and snow that is tracked into the store, torn carpets, broken tiles, loose railings, loose cables and wires, uneven stairs, or other reasons.
  • Escalator and elevator accidents. These moving devices should be inspected regularly. If repairs are needed, the property owners should place warning signs to alert users not to use the escalator or elevator. Falls from malfunctioning elevators and escalators can be fatal.
  • Swimming pool accidents. Hotel owners, gym owners, apartment complexes, and neighbors should take steps to prevent drowning accidents, falls, and drain entrapment. These steps include installing fences to limit access, placing warning signs about the dangers of diving, using lights if the pool will be used in the evening, and employing lifeguards.
  • Dog bites. When you visit your neighbor or walk through your neighborhood, you have the right to expect the owners will keep their dogs inside or restrained so that they can’t surprise you. Owners need to be especially alert to the likelihood that children will be overly friendly with a dog – which may result in a dog bite. Generally, dog owners are strictly liable for any injuries or deaths caused by a bite from the dog. There is generally no requirement to show the dog had a propensity to bite.
  • Negligent security. Property owners should take reasonable steps to prevent visitors from being attacked. For example, tavern owners should be extra-careful because intoxicated patrons are often unruly. Any venue that exchanges cash, such as banks, should take extra security measures to prevent assaults. Common safety steps include cameras, video equipment, fences, and security guards.
  • Parks and entertainment venues. Blue Springs is home to many different lakes and parks such as Blue Springs Lake, Lake Jacomo, James Walker Skate Park, Wilbur Young Park, and other venues. Some of these venues offer rides, athletic activities, and other forms of entertainment. The property owners (public and private) should ensure that the rides and facilities are safe to use. They should regularly inspect their property for possible dangers.

We work aggressively to show the property knew, or should have known, of a dangerous condition and          failed to take reasonable safety measures.

What are the requirements for filing a premises liability claim in Blue Springs?

To file a premises liability claim, a victim must normally show that he/she:

  • Had permission to be on the property. Permission means that you were an invitee (the property owner invited you onto the property for a business or organizational purpose) or were a licensee (you had a right to be on the property but weren’t there to benefit the property owner). A common example of a licensee is a person who walks on a neighbor’s sidewalk.
  • Was involved in an accident while on the property.
  • Suffered injuries that were caused by the accident.

Generally, trespassers cannot file a Blue Springs premises liability legal claim. There is one exception. Children who are attracted to an “attractive nuisance” on the property, such as a swimming pool or a trampoline, should be able to file a claim through their parents.

Who is liable for an accident on Blue Springs property?

The property owners are generally liable for any injuries or deaths that happen due to their negligence. One of the difficulties in premises liability cases is determining exactly who the owner is. The owners may include parent companies and subsidiaries. Tenants may also be liable depending on their contract with their landlord.

Other possible defendants in a Blue Springs premises liability case may include:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Maintenance companies
  • Repair companies
  • Governmental entities

We work aggressively to determine who is responsible, and why the defendant(s) are liable.

What types of injuries are caused by unsafe properties in Blue Springs?

Slip and fall accidents, elevator accidents, park and entertainment accidents, and assaults due to negligent security may cause traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, crush injuries, traumatic amputation, back/neck/shoulder injuries, and other serious injuries.

Swimming pool accidents, in addition to fall injuries, can also cause drowning and respiratory injuries. Dog bites can cause infections, disease, puncture wounds, and death.

What is the value of my Blue Springs premises liability claim?

Every accident victim’s case is unique – personal to the victim. At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we demand compensation for all your damages including all your incurred and future:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of function
  • Loss of consortium (marital enjoyment)
  • Property damage

If a loved one died, we file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family.

What is the time limit for filing a premises liability claim in Missouri?

There are different statute of limitations requirements in Missouri depending on the type of claim.

Personal injury claims, including premises liability claims, must be filed within five years of the date of the accident. The time limit for wrongful death claims is three years. Some exceptions may apply.

To protect your rights and to be able to present the strongest case possible – don’t wait. Contact our Blue Springs premises liability lawyers immediately.

Do you have a premises liability lawyer near me?

Our Blue Springs office is located at 705 SW 10th Street, Suite 107. Call for an appointment. We also have other offices throughout Missouri and Kansas. We do meet clients who cannot physically come to our office in their homes, at healthcare facilities, and through online conversations.

We’ll explain your rights and be your advocate with the insurance companies.

Contact a Blue Springs premises liability attorney for help today

It’s traumatic being injured when you’re just running errands or enjoying your life. You should never assume it’s your fault, or that you don’t have a case. If you’re injured while out and about, you should talk with a Blue Springs premises liability attorney to discuss your rights.

At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we’ll protect your interests, investigate your claim, speak with your doctors, and seek the strongest settlement and verdict possible. Contact our office by phone or by filling out our contact form to schedule a consultation today.

Blue Springs Premises Liability Attorneys