Premises Liability Attorneys in Parkville, MO
Representing victims of accidents on public and private properties in Missouri
Property owners owe their customers and guests a duty of care. When they fail in this duty and someone is injured as a result, they can be held liable in a premises liability lawsuit. At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we are aware of the protocols and lengths that property owners must take to keep their guests safe. We also understand that if they are negligent in their actions, they can be held liable for an accident. Our Parkville premises liability attorneys know the intricacies and nuances that are present in these cases which is why we work to build a strong case and garner favorable results for our clients.
What are unsafe premises in Parkville?
Most premises liability cases have one cause: negligence. A property owner or manager can be found to be negligent if there was a dangerous condition on the premises and they did nothing to address it. These conditions can include:
- Construction site hazards
- Negligent or inadequate security measures
- Unsafe walkways leading to slips, trips, and falls
- Unsecured pets, leading to dog bites or animal attacks
- Falling objects
- Unstable buildings
The details of your accident and injury will be crucial to your Parkville premises liability attorney. We will use these details to show the courts and jury that there was an unsafe condition present, and this is what directly resulted in your injuries and damages.
Duty of care versus the type of guest
It is important to remember that not every person who is on a property is allowed to be there. In Missouri, there are three types of people found on a property. Depending on what category you fall in, it will determine how much duty of care the property owner owed you.
- Invitees: This category of people is owed the highest duty of care. These are individuals who are invited onto a property. This is obvious if you are at a friend's house. Where there is some confusion, is when you enter a retail store since many people do not feel as if they were explicitly invited. When a property owner sells a product or service that is attractive or aimed at a specific group of people, this can be considered an invitation. This is typically applied to shoppers, diners, hotel guests, and patients.
- Licensees: This group of Individuals is allowed to be on the property but has not been invited. These individuals are not there for any business purposes. While they are owed a duty of care, it can often be debated as they are not explicit guests of the owner or manager.
- Trespassers: One group of individuals that are not owed a duty of care are trespassers. These are parties who have not been invited onto the property and the owner is unaware of their presence. These individuals do not have permission to be on the premises and are therefore not owed a duty of care if an accident occurs.
There is one exception to the rule regarding trespassers, and that is an “attractive nuisance.” One of the most common examples of an attractive nuisance is a swimming pool. If a property owner has a swimming pool on their property and a child enters without their permission, the pool owner can be held liable for that child’s injuries. This is a complex legal topic, and it is important to have a Parkville premises liability attorney on your team to address all of the intricacies that go into these cases.
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Common injuries on unsafe properties in Parkville
An unsafe property can lead to severe injuries and even death in some cases. Some of the most common injuries that can happen on unsafe premises are:
- Toxic exposure
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Bruises and lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Back and shoulder injuries
- Nerve damage
Injuries will look different in different cases as these accidents are unpredictable. The extent of your injuries will vary depending on the factors of the accident.
Who can be held liable for unsafe premises in Parkville?
Since there is a range of properties that you may encounter throughout your day, this means there's also a range of entities that can be held for injuries and damages. There may even be cases where multiple parties are responsible for unsafe premises. Some common defendants we see in these cases include:
- Maintenance companies
- Repair businesses
- Nursing home facilities
- Property owners as well as their parent or subsidiary
Determining who the negligent party is a primary aspect of any personal injury case. While you may think that one particular party is negligent, the reality might be that it was another entity of which you had not thought. It is important that your Parkville premises liability attorney investigate your claim to ensure your rights are protected.
How does compensation work in Parkville premises liability cases?
When you have been injured on another person's property you can be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries and damages. The property owner or other party who caused your injuries will be the ones responsible for paying for your damages. However, they will often not be keen on dishing out money and will use any tactic they can to avoid compensating you for their mistake. This is why you will need a Parkville premises liability attorney who will seek damages for your accident including:
- Lost past and future income
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- All medical bills related to the accident
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial expenses in the case of a death
- Punitive damages in cases of deliberate and egregious cases
Allow Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys to conduct a thorough investigation and obtain damages on your behalf.
Do you have a premises liability attorney near me?
Our Parkville office is located at 8600 NW 64th Street Suite 945. Please call for an appointment. Our lawyers have offices throughout Missouri and Kansas.
Contact our Parkville premises liability attorney today
Many victims are confused after being injured on unsafe premises. You are not alone during this time. You will need an experienced Parkville premises liability attorney to prepare your case while you focus on healing. These cases can be particularly complex as determining liability is a contentious topic. Do not trust that the property owner and their insurance company will do the right thing.
With over three decades handling various personal injury cases, we know what it takes to hold negligent parties and their insurance company liable. When you have found yourself injured after entering another person's property you will need the legal guidance of Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys. Call us at 816-290-7621 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.
8600 NW 64th St.,
Parkville, MO 64152