When You've Been Injured On Someone Else's Property

At Pettit & Cowherd Injury Law in Monett, Missouri, we help people who have been injured due to automobile accidents and other causes. One common source of injury is a fall due to unsafe conditions.

The legal concept in such so-called slip-and-fall cases is known as premises liability.

For example, premises liability is the key legal concept in cases where a customer is injured after slipping on spilled apple juice on a slick supermarket floor. However, the concept can apply to many situations where a person is injured on another party's property.

Hazardous Conditions

When you step into a restaurant, a supermarket, a parking lot or some other property, you have an expectation that the premises are reasonably safe. You assume the property owner has repaired any hazardous conditions, such as unsafe stairs or overly slippery floors. Indeed, a property owner has a duty to repair any unsafe conditions, especially when the owner is inviting the public to visit as a customer or guest.

When a property owner fails to repair hazardous conditions, and a visitor is injured as a result, the property owner may be held liable for the injured guest's damages, including medical bills, lost wages and more.

These cases are fact-sensitive, and the injured person's rights to recover compensation can depend on many factors, including the reason they were visiting the property. Trespassers, for example, typically have tightly limited rights. By contrast, customers in a store have a greater expectation of safety, and therefore greater rights.

If you have been injured while on someone else's property, it is important that you speak to an attorney with experience in premises liability, who can advise you of your rights and calculate the amount of compensation you deserve. The attorneys at Pettit & Cowherd Injury Law argue effectively with insurance companies and other powerful opponents to help our clients recover the compensation that justice demands.

Learn More

If you have been injured in an accident on someone else's property, speak to a lawyer with experience in premises liability. Call Pettit & Cowherd Injury Law at 417-235-2300. You can also reach us by email for a free initial consultation.

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