Property owners in Missouri are responsible for keeping their premises safe for visitors and invitees. If a person on the property gets injured from an unsafe surface or structure on the premises that the property owner knew about, then they could file a claim against the property owner. A Kansas City premises liability lawyer from Thomas Law Offices can help guide you through the legal process of holding a property owner accountable for their negligence that led to your injury on their property.
We will fully investigate your claim so that we can build the strongest case possible for you. When you’re injured by someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to worry about the costs surrounding your damages. With our help, you’ll be able to financially recover what you deserve for your injury and suffering.
Slip and Fall Accidents
As the most common type of premises liability cases, slip and falls are caused by uneven walking surfaces, wet floors, and dilapidated stairs. These kinds of accidents can quickly become serious, as falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which could cause a slip and fall claim to get complicated very quickly.
When making a slip and fall claim, your Kansas City premises liability lawyer’s main focus will be on proving negligence. There are key points that your attorney will have to prove in order to build the strongest possible case. In order to prove the property owner’s negligence is what caused your injury, we’ll have to prove:
- There was a duty of care.
- There was a breach in that duty.
- That breach directly led to your accident.
- That accident directly caused your injuries.
The property owner will most likely try to argue comparative fault. If it’s found that you contributed to the accident in any way, your settlement could be reduced. For example, if you’re found 10 percent at fault for the accident, for being distracted when you tripped on the uneven flooring, then you could only recover 90 percent of your settlement.
Your Kansas City personal injury lawyer will ensure that we cover all of our bases and fully examine your case so that you can recover full and fair compensation. We know how difficult a slip and fall accident can be, so we want to make the legal process of filing a claim as smooth as possible for you. That way, you can focus on healing and getting back to your everyday life.
Another aspect of premises liability is animal bites, more specifically dog bites. Many families in the United States have dogs in their households. Some people think that only specific breeds have the propensity to bite, but in reality, any breed of dog has the ability to bite when they feel threatened. If you are bitten by a dog, a Kansas City premises liability lawyer can benefit you because they will investigate the cause and situation around the incident, and since they are fully versed in Missouri law, they will be able to determine your legal options.
Missouri law states that any person who is bitten by a dog while lawfully on public or private property can recover damages from the dog owner. However, if the person bitten provoked or caused the attack in any way, then they could be held partly responsible for the incident and would only be able to recover damages for the percent that they weren’t at fault. The dog owner could also be responsible to pay a fine of up to $1,000 for their dog’s actions.
Having a Kansas City premises liability lawyer on your side through your dog bite claim will ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and that you are fully represented through your case. We will look at every aspect of your claim so that we can hold the owner responsible for your injuries that their dog caused in Missouri.
Thomas Law Offices Will Represent You
Whether you suffered from a slip and fall, a dog bite, or another injury that was the direct result of a property owner’s negligence, you could use the help of our Kansas City premises liability lawyer to hold the responsible party liable for their actions or inactions. Our experience with premises liability claims and knowledge of Missouri law enables us to guide you through your case and win you full and fair compensation. Reach out to us today so that we can discuss your legal options and get started on your claim as soon as possible.