Springfield Premises Liability Lawyers
Recovering From Injuries on Another’s Property
Premises liability is a legal theory that applies when you are injured on someone else’s property. Like other personal injury claims, premises liability cases are used to determine negligence and fault for an accident or injury. Similarly, most premises liability claims are resolved via settlements with insurance companies. While car accidents typically involve car insurance companies and policies, premises liability claims tend to involve homeowner’s insurance policies or companies that provide business insurance.
Whether you are injured on public property, government property, in a home or apartment complex, or somewhere else, you may be entitled to compensation. Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. can help you get the monetary damages you deserve. We fight aggressively for your rights – and we are always available and accessible to you.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
The most common types of premises liability cases we see at our firm are dog bites and slip and fall accidents. Homeowner’s insurance should cover dog bites that happen within the home and may even cover dog bites that happen in public.
Slip and fall accidents, on the other hand, happen most frequently in grocery stores, restaurants, sidewalks, and parking lots. These tend to be businesses or public properties, so claims against business insurance providers or the government may come into play.
Other types of premises liability cases may include:
- Snow and ice claims
- Negligent security claims
- Attractive nuisance claims
- And more
If you need more information about a certain type of case or you are unsure whether or not your situation justifies a premises liability case, don’t hesitate to contact Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. today.
Where Do Premises Liability Cases Occur?
Premises liability cases occur wherever and whenever unsafe conditions on someone else’s property cause injury. Slips, trips, falls, and other accidents can occur at businesses – like shops, restaurants, hotels, spas, museums, and nightclubs – at homes and apartment complexes, and even on government-owned properties.
If you are injured on a property managed by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, for example, you may be able to file suit against the organization. Springfield is home to many recreational activities, and if trails, bike paths, or botanical gardens allow unresolved hazards, the organizations responsible for maintaining the grounds may have to accept liability for any injury that occurs as a result.
Similarly, individuals and corporations that own private property have a duty to keep their premises safe. If they fail to uphold this duty, they can be found liable for injuries and accidents.
This so-called “duty of care” is crucial to proving premises liability cases.
How Do You Prove Premises Liability?
Generally speaking, property owners must exercise reasonable care in the ownership and maintenance of their property, especially when they expect others to enter it. Proving a premises liability claim means proving negligence, or showing that property owners failed to uphold their duty of care.
Although property owners owe different duties of care to different kinds of visitors – invitees, licensees, and trespassers – most people who visit a property are invitees and are owed the highest duty of care.
This means property owners can be found liable for hazards they knew or should have known about when those hazards cause accidents and injuries on their property. For instance, consider a spill at a restaurant. If a waiter drops a plate of spaghetti on the floor, whoever is in charge of maintaining the restaurant should ensure the spaghetti is cleaned up right away. Because spilled spaghetti in a dining area is a fairly obvious hazard, any failure to remove it or warn customers could be construed as negligence.
To prove negligence, you must establish your status as a visitor and the duty of care you are owed, prove that there was a hazard that should have been remedied, and explain how that hazard and breach of care harmed you.
Sometimes, this can be straightforward, but other times, the defendant will try to blame the accident on you or claim they could not have known of the hazard.
That’s why you need aggressive premises liability attorneys on your side in and around Springfield, MO.
Why Choose Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C.?
Our firm has over 235 years of collective legal experience, and we are ready to put it on your side. We fight hard for your rights and remain available and accessible throughout the entire legal process.
Our team has recovered multi-million-dollar settlements for our clients, and we are ready to help you, as well. We will be in touch as soon as you send us your information, and we will travel to you if you can’t make it to us.
The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can investigate your accident, hold the correct parties liable, and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
“My husband was in a car accident, we called Aaron Sachs, and are very glad we did! First of all, they sent someone to our home to interview my husband, so he did not have to drive all the way to Springfield to their office while he was in pain.” - Former Client
“I was rear-ended by a non-insured driver. My car was totaled and I ended up having surgery on my shoulder. I was thrilled to get a settlement way larger than I could have dreamed.” - Former Client
We make sure that we are available to answer our clients’ questions, breaking down the complex legal jargon and using plain English. There is no “one size fits all” answer — your case needs and deserves individual attention, and this is what we are prepared to provide.
Our team has over 235 years of combined experience, handling over ten thousand personal injury cases. We are committed to professional excellence in every aspect of what we do and how we do it. We have over 65 employees with an exclusive focus on injury claims.
We strive to meet our clients where they are and provide the service they need. Suffering an injury is a difficult time in an individual’s life; you need representation that understands both the worries you may be feeling and the world you are now dealing with. Let us help ensure your rights are protected.