Lake of the Ozarks Premises Liability Attorneys
Helping Victims of Unsafe Properties in Central Missouri
When you visit a store, restaurant, or other business, you expect the property to be safe. You also expect the same when you visit a friend’s home or a public park. Unfortunately, some property owners and managers fail to maintain safe premises, and people are injured as a result.
At Price & Randle, LLC, we believe that negligent property owners should be held accountable when their carelessness causes harm to others. Our Lake of the Ozarks premises liability lawyers have extensive experience handling these complex cases, and we have a proven track record of success. We know what it takes to win, and we are not afraid to take on large corporations and insurance companies.
Understanding Premises Liability
Premises liability is a legal concept that holds property owners and managers responsible for injuries that occur on their properties. In order to have a valid premises liability claim, you must be able to prove that the property owner or manager was negligent in some way.
Some examples of negligence that can lead to a premises liability claim include:
- Failing to clean up spills in a timely manner
- Failing to repair broken stairs, handrails, or other safety features
- Failing to provide adequate security
- Failing to warn visitors of known hazards
- Failing to maintain the property
It is important to note that property owners are not automatically liable for injuries that occur on their properties. You must be able to prove that the property owner was negligent in some way.
Common Premises Liability Questions
What is the difference between a premises liability claim and a personal injury claim?
Premises liability is a type of personal injury law. Personal injury law is a broad area of law that encompasses any case in which one person is injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another. Premises liability is a specific type of personal injury law that involves injuries that occur on someone else’s property.
What is the difference between a premises liability claim and a workers’ compensation claim?
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides benefits to workers who are injured on the job. If you are injured while working on someone else’s property, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, if you are injured while visiting someone else’s property, you will need to file a premises liability claim.
How to File a Premises Liability Claim
If you were injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. However, in order to recover compensation, you will need to file a premises liability claim. This is a complex legal process, and it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side.
Here are the steps involved in filing a premises liability claim:
- Seek medical attention
- Report the accident
- Document the scene
- Do not give a statement
- Do not accept a settlement offer
- Contact an attorney
- Investigate the accident
- Negotiate a settlement
- File a lawsuit
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If you or someone you love was injured on someone else’s property, contact us today for a free consultation.