When you visit another’s property, whether it is an office building, hotel, restaurant, or theme park, you have the right to expect that the grounds will be reasonably safe. They should be free from hazardous conditions and should be adequately protected by security equipment and/or personnel, depending on the type of property and its location. If hazards are present, there should be clear warning signs to inform you of the potential danger (such as wet floor signs or the like).
When property owners fail to uphold their obligation to maintain reasonably safe grounds for their lawful visitors, and someone is injured as a result, they can be held accountable. As a person injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical care and any other damages that were incurred. At Cullan & Cullan, we can talk to you about your rights and options in a free consultation.
Call (816) 253-8606. Our Kansas City premises liability attorneys can help you determine whether you have a case and how to proceed.
Types of Premises Liability Claims
There are different types of accidents and injuries that fall under the category of premises liability. Some involve negligence and others involve intentional wrongdoing. All may result in serious physical and emotional injuries. Our Kansas City premises liability lawyers are committed to righting the wrongs committed by property owners across Missouri and Kansas through the intelligent and powerful presentation of our clients’ claims.
We can take on premises liability cases involving:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falls from heights
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Construction defects
- Negligent security personnel
- Inadequate/negligent security (leave measures in)
- Attacks and assaults
- Swimming pool accidents
- Accidents involving children
Common Dangerous Property Conditions
The scope of dangerous property conditions is anything but small. Some common examples of property hazards include:
- Poor lighting
- Cracked sidewalks
- Broken stairways
- Missing or loose handrails
- Handrails violating building codes
- Malfunctioning elevators
- Icy walkways, paths, or entrances
- Faulty, damaged, or exposed electrical wiring
How to Win a Premises Liability Case
In order to win a premises liability case, you will be required to establish the following:
- A duty of care was owed to you: If you were a lawful visitor on the property at the time, then the property owner owed a duty/standard of care to you.
- A dangerous condition breached that duty: By having a hazard on the property and not warning you of it, the property owner breached their duty of care to you.
- Damages were incurred as a result: medical expenses, lost wages, loss of household expenses. Damages can also be non-economic, such as pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life.
A Unique, Comprehensive Approach to Legal Representation
Cullan & Cullan’s legal staff is composed of lawyers who are also doctors, which allows our team to comprehensively investigate, build, and assert our clients’ claims; we can touch on points that are of the utmost importance in the eyes of both legal professionals and medical experts. We understand that nothing can truly make up for your injury, but pursuing a claim could help protect others from falling prey to the same negligent property owner and provide you with financial support until you get back on your feet.
To learn more about our services and how we can help you, contact our Kansas City premises liability lawyers at Cullan & Cullan online today.