Dangerous Premises Cause Serious Injuries
Property owners and Managers have a responsibility under the law to build and maintain their premises to eliminate hazards that can cause injuries. People who are lawfully on the property have the right to expect that they will be safe. No matter how careful you are, when property owners fail to abide by proper safety standards, catastrophic injuries can occur. If you were injured by a property hazard at a hotel, restaurant, store, parking lot, amusement park, swimming pool, apartment complex, college campus or property owned by someone else, you may have a legal claim. The premises liability attorneys at Gray Ritter Graham understand the need for just compensation if you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury because of someone else’s carelessness. It costs you nothing to call and ask us to review your case. We will investigate ways in which the property owner failed to take reasonable steps or precautions to keep you safe.
Contact us as soon as possible so that we can preserve the evidence and begin our investigation. We represent clients throughout Missouri and Illinois.
Causes of On-Premises Injuries
Catastrophic injuries caused by dangerous premises can leave a person with extensive medical bills, therapy needs, special equipment needs, lost wages, and, in too many cases, permanent disability. The premises liability lawyers at Gray Ritter Graham in St. Louis help victims injured by dangerous premises recover the compensation they deserve.
At businesses and all manner of public places including stores, hotels, sports stadiums, restaurants, parking lots, apartment complexes, schools, hospitals, and nursing homes, you have the right to feel safe and leave unharmed. Premises liability covers a wide range of accidents, which is why having an experienced premises liability lawyer on your side can make all the difference when seeking just compensation.
A number of conditions and factors can lead to injuries. Some examples of potential on-premises hazards include:
- Faulty doors
- Unsecured rugs and doormats
- Unrepaired flooring
- Slippery surfaces caused by standing water or ice
- Unsafe walkways and unmarked steps
- Sudden changes in levels of a hallway
- Open, unprotected holes in a sidewalk or parking lot
- Dangerous, poorly designed playgrounds or activity centers
- Amusement park rides that trap or eject riders
- Escalator and elevator accidents
- Poor building construction or design
- Falling debris
- Poor lighting
- Lack of guardrails
- Faulty stairs
- Unattended storm damage
- Defective electrical wiring
- Building code violations
- Insufficient or negligent security
- Physical assault
- Sexual assault
- Porch collapse
- Harmful chemicals/toxic exposure
- Falling merchandise
- Dog bite attacks
- Defective sidewalks
- Lack of disability accommodations
- Slips, trips and falls
- Accidental drowning
- Storefront crashes
- Government officials and agencies failing to maintain safe streets, sidewalks, and other public areas, leading to municipal liability claims
Common Premises Liability Injuries
Usually, when on-premises accidents happen, they could have easily been prevented if the property owner had not neglected its responsibilities. Premises liability claims can vary, but the types of injuries that tend to result from preventable hazards include:
- Broken bones
- Serious head injuries including concussions and brain trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Electric shocks
This is not a complete list of possible injuries. If you have suffered a serious injury at a business, public place, or on someone else’s property, you may have a premises liability claim. Contact us today to discuss your case.
What Our Premises Liability Lawyers Will Do For You
The personal injury attorneys at GRG have extensive experience with premises liability cases as well as the resources to fight for those who have suffered catastrophic injuries from no fault of their own.
Who is Responsible for Your Injuries?
In most cases, the property owner is legally liable for the cost of injuries sustained on the premises. They must exercise reasonable precautions to keep people on their property safe, and when they fail to do so, they may be found negligent.
A property owner may be negligent when:
- The property had an unsafe condition
- The property owner either knew about the condition or should have known if it had been caring for the property adequately
- The owner did not fix or remove the hazard, nor warn about it
- You were injured in the accident caused by the unsafe condition on their property
This means that you wouldn’t have been injured at all, had the property owner been appropriately careful.
In some cases, there are multiple negligent parties—such as the property manager, a tenant, contractors working on the property, or an employee—and they all could be liable for your injuries. Let our premises liability lawyers help determine all parties at fault and build a strong case against them.
The most important thing to remember with premises liability claims is that no matter where you were or who the property owner is, you should not have to pay for injuries you received because of their negligence.
Contact Our Premises Liability Lawyers
The premises liability attorneys at Gray Ritter Graham have years of experience fighting to protect our clients’ rights. Let us handle your case while you focus on recovering. Contact us as soon as possible to begin building your case. We represent clients throughout Missouri and Illinois.