When A Property Owner’s Negligence Results In An Injury

Premises liability cases are typically the result of an accident that occurred on someone else's property such as a residence, store or public space. Depending on the circumstances of the injury, the law allows accident victims to recover compensation from property owners, businesses or other responsible entities. If you were hurt because a property owner failed to correct a problem or warn you of a hazard, Holland Injury Law, LLC, in St. Louis can help you pursue a financial recovery. Talk to an attorney to explore your options and to understand how premises liability law can bring you the resources you need for recovery while bringing wrongdoers to justice.

The Duty Of A Property Owner

A premises liability accident generally results from undisclosed unsafe conditions or property owner negligence. To successfully recover damages, the injury victim must prove the property owner knew or could have known of the problem and failed to warn the visitor or take corrective steps. The duties of a property owner change depending on who was injured. Owners have greater responsibility to protect guests and visitors than to a trespasser.

Standard premises liability claims include:

  • Slips and falls
  • Balcony and deck collapse
  • Stairway accidents
  • Slip and falls due to ice or cracked concrete
  • Inadequate security
  • Animal attacks such as dog bites

Injuries such as sexual abuse may be found to be the responsibility of an owner or other authority over premises such as college dormitories or parking garages.

Don't Want to Sue Neighbor or Relative?

Accident victims may be hesitant to seek compensation if the injury occurred at the home of a family member or friend. When we encounter this resistance, we advise our clients to pursue the claim regardless. A seemingly minor injury can turn into an expensive problem later. Most responsible homeowners have insurance to protect then in case something happens on their property. In nearly all cases the claim is paid by the property owner's insurance and not from the homeowner's pocket.

Timely Filing Is Critical

The law limits the time in which you can file a claim after suffering an injury on another's property. The window shortens for claims against injury sites owned by government entities or municipalities.

Let us work with you to pursue compensation to meet your medical and financial needs. Attorney William K. Holland has recovered more than $100 million for injured clients throughout his career. Holland Injury Law, LLC, offers free case reviews for people injured on someone else's property. To schedule a consultation with a lawyer, call our St. Louis, Missouri, law office at 314-684-8321, or send us an email.