Kansas City Premises Liability Attorney
What is premises liability?
The term "premises liability" is a legal term generally used
to describe a landowner's responsibility for certain events and accidents
that may occur on their property. This includes any type of injury or
accident caused directly from a hazardous condition. Hazardous, or dangerous,
conditions can be characterized by uneven pavement, standing water, wet
floors, icy walkways, falling objects, open excavations, inadequate security,
insufficient lighting, defective chairs, benches or staircases, concealed
holes, and so on. The list of dangers can continue nearly infinitely and
will vary on a case by case basis, but a person is usually held responsible
if they knew that the danger was present yet did nothing to repair it
or make it safe before guests arrive d. When a person fails to make their
property safe, it is known as failing to take "reasonable care"
for their property, therefore making them responsible for any other person's
injury incurred while on the property.
If you or someone you love has been injured on the property of another
person, do not wait to speak with a
Kansas City personal injury attorney immediately. You will need an experienced and aggressive
personal injury lawyer to help you prove that these conditions were unsafe and that you
deserve to be compensated for your injuries.
A Kansas City injury lawyer can help you file a premises liability claim!
There are several steps that a person should take if they wish to pursue
legal action after sustaining injuries. The first few steps can be done
on your own at the scene of the accident. The following are tips from
the legal team at Martin & Wallentine that may help you understand
the process of filing your claim:
Take pictures at the scene of the accident. While you are waiting for medical to arrive, take pictures or have another
person take pictures of the dangers on the property. It does not matter
if you are in a home, at a restaurant, in a shopping mall or in any other
area, you should take pictures so that you have physical evidence.
Gather witness statements. Have anyone who witnessed the accident and the danger of the premises give
you their witness statement of what they saw. Do not forget to get their
name, phone number, email address and any other information that you believe
will be relevant so that your attorney can contact the witnesses during
Talk to a Kansas City personal injury lawyer. After you have seen medical help and have had your injuries evaluated and
treated, it is best to seek legal guidance. While many people do not find
that talking to an attorney is their first reaction, it will be very important
for your claim to talk to an attorney.
If you would like to pursue a claim for premises liability, such as a
slip and fall accident,
dog bite, swimming pool accident, security
negligence or any other type of injury accident, do not wait another moment to call
our law firm. We have extensive experience in handling premises liability
and all other personal injury cases, which can be used as a great advantage
when you have to negotiate with the other party's insurance company.
Additionally, we will be ready to take your case to court if the opposing
party is unwilling to settle on our terms out of court. We offer a free
case evaluation, so call our office today!
Contact a Kansas City premises liability attorney
from our office today to get your case the legal attention that it deserves.