Premises Liability

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 the investigation.

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.