When we enter a business or rent a space for a party, we expect that these premises will be relatively safe for us, or at least that any hazards or dangers will be pointed out explicitly to us, as with a “wet floor” sign after a floor has been recently mopped warning people to tread with care. However, sometimes business owners or other people in possession of a premises fail in their duty to provide such warnings, and may even be willfully negligent in addressing hazards that they are fully aware of but do not wish to “bother with” for whatever reason. When someone is injured due to this negligence, the premises’ possessor can be held liable for those injuries in the court of law.
Negligence is defined as an action (or failure to act) that results in damages that could have been prevented, including damages to persons or property. If someone has acted in a negligent way and injury or other damage occurs as a result of this negligence, that person can then be held liable—or responsible—for the resulting damages.
Premises liability laws are in place to protect people from harm, and many businesses retain premises liability insurance in case some act of negligence should cause a person to file a claim against them. Some examples of viable premises liability claims include:
A skilled premises liability attorney can review the details of your case along with applicable laws and use their analyses to build your claim. They can help to assess damages resulting from negligence, which serves to place a dollar amount on the pain and suffering, property damage, or other damages that resulted from said negligence. The value of damages serves to help determine the amount of financial compensation you could be entitled to as someone whose person or property was damaged because of a premises liability issue. Your lawyer will fight to get you the maximum award possible under the law so you can get justice for the wrongdoing that led to your losses or suffering.
If you need a premises liability lawyer in Kansas City, the attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg are here to help. We can help you file a lawsuit in court in order to attempt to recover damages in the form of a cash award. If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, they can be held responsible for your pain and suffering in court. Let us put our 40+ years of premises liability litigation experience to work for you. We do not charge any fees until your case has been resolved, and we offer free consultations. Call today to find out how we can help you turn a bad day into a brighter future.
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