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Discuss the possibility of filing a claim with our St. Louis premises liability attorneys at The Floyd Law Firm today. We are knowledgeable and compassionate St. Louis personal injury attorneys who can help you protect your legal rights.

If you were injured while on someone else’s property in St. Louis, Missouri, the owner of the property may be financially responsible for damages caused by your injury. In Missouri, the law holds property owners accountable for injuries that arise out of a defect or dangerous condition on the premises. Call (314) 863-4114 to schedule a free consultation.

Why Choose The Floyd Law Firm for Your Premises Liability Claim?

  • You can trust us with even the most complicated premises liability claim. We have successfully resolved personal injury cases of all types on behalf of our clients.
  • We stand by the belief that we founded our law firm in 1959: a legal practice is a service, not a business. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service.
  • Our St. Louis premises liability attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis. This means you will only owe us attorney’s fees if and when we win your case.

what to know about premises liability claims

What Is a Premises Liability Claim?

A premises liability claim is a type of civil lawsuit that can be filed for injuries and accidents that occur on a dangerous property. It is a claim for financial compensation based on the argument that the property owner could have prevented the accident with a reasonable amount of care and prudence.

Premises liability claims consist of the following legal elements:

  • The defendant was the owner or controller of the property at the time of the accident.
  • A dangerous condition, hazard, or defect existed on the property.
  • The defendant knew or reasonably should have known about the dangerous condition.
  • The defendant failed to remedy the condition or warn visitors about a known risk.
  • A lawful visitor suffered an injury because of a property defect or dangerous condition.
  • The victim sustained compensable damages as a result of the accident or his or her injuries.

To find out if you have grounds to file a premises liability claim in St. Louis after a harmful accident on public or private property, contact the St. Louis premises liability attorneys at The Floyd Law Firm. We will listen to your accident story, investigate your case and determine if it has merit. If so, we will help you seek fair and full financial compensation for your injuries and all related losses.

What Compensation Can I Recover After a Premises Accident?

The amount of compensation available to you in a premises liability claim depends on the nature and severity of your injury and the amount of expenses caused by the injury. A skilled attorney seeks the maximum available recovery for economic damages and non-economic damages such as the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical costs
  • Lost income
  • Future income loss
  • Diminished future earning capacity due to disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Any other non-economic damage that applies in an individual case like disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, PTSD, or traumatic limb loss

Your attorney from The Floyd Law Firm will carefully calculate your damages like medical expenses and lost wages, and then use that information to determine the maximum amount available for non-economic damages like pain and suffering in your case.

Speak to a St. Louis Premises Liability Attorney at (314) 863-4114

What to Do After an Injury On Someone Else’s Premesis?

It’s difficult to keep a clear head after experiencing a sudden painful injury. In the worst cases, you might be unconscious or incapacitated and unable to do anything at the scene except wait for help to arrive. If you’re able to use your phone safely—or ask an uninjured companion to use it for you—you can take several important steps to protect your physical and financial future in only moments. Use your cell phone as a tool to do the following:

  • First, call 911 to request emergency services. Report to the police if the injury occurred in a dog bite or as the result of criminal action due to negligent security
  • Then, use the camera to take photos of the scene of the injury, including anything relevant to the cause of the injury such as a wet floor, a broken gate, or a faulty balcony rail
  • Take photos of your visible injuries
  • Ask the property owner or manager to write out an accident report and to keep any security camera footage available
  • Add the contact information of the property owner, manager, and any eyewitnesses

Always go to the hospital directly from the accident scene. At the hospital undergo a thorough evaluation and ask for a detailed report of your injury, the doctor’s treatment recommendations, and your prognosis for recovery.

Call the attorneys a The Floyd Law Firm before speaking to insurance company representatives.

Who is Responsible for Your Injuries?

Determining who was at fault after an injury occurs on someone else’s property is critical to the success of the claim. The property owner is the most common defendant in premises liability cases, but in some claims, another party or multiple parties may be at fault. For instance, if the property is leased, the leaseholder may be responsible rather than the property owner. Common defendants in premises liability claims include the following:

  • Property owners
  • Leasees
  • Business owners
  • Business managers
  • Renters
  • A security company
  • Government agencies if the injury occurs on public property or government property

Insurance companies commonly protect their profits by denying claims. It’s essential to identify the correct liable party and prove liability through a preponderance of the evidence to build a compelling case for recovering compensation. Claiming liability against the incorrect party ends with a case being tossed out. It often takes an experienced attorney to investigate all aspects of the injury’s occurrence to identify the negligent action that caused the injury, the correct liable party, and the appropriate insurance company for the claim.

Common types of premises liability claims

Common Types of Premises Liability Cases in St. Louis

Premises liability claims can be filed in Missouri after a number of accidents on someone else’s property. At The Floyd Law Firm, we help clients with all types of injuries and illnesses from various property defects. Common examples include:

Our attorneys have helped clients with broken bones, hip fractures, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, back and neck injuries, soft-tissue and muscle damage, and other serious injuries collect compensation for premises liability accidents. You can trust us to go up against a property owner and his or her insurance company on your behalf.

Contact Our St. Louis Premises Liability Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one was seriously injured in an accident that occurred on someone else’s property, contact The Floyd Law Firm for legal advice and assistance. We can help you understand and protect your rights.

We care about our clients and are committed to obtaining the case results that they deserve. Learn more today during a free, no-obligation case consultation with our St. Louis premises liability attorney. Call (314) 863-4114.