ST. LOUIS PREMISES LIABILITY LAWYER
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Brown & Crouppen helps people in St. Louis who have suffered a personal injury. If you are hurt on another person’s property, you can file a premises liability lawsuit to get compensation for your losses. Trust an experienced, community-focused firm to stand up for your legal rights while you focus on your recovery. Reach out to Brown & Crouppen today to speak with one of our skilled St. Louis premises liability lawyers.
- Our Premises Liability Lawyers Are Ready to Fight in Your Case
- Types of Premises Liability Cases We Handle
- Who Can Be Held Liable For My Accident?
- What Type of Compensation Can I Receive in a Premises Liability Case?
- How Long Do I Have to File My Claim?
- Get a Free Case Evaluation From Brown & Crouppen
A serious injury can put your entire life on hold and generate a mountain of medical bills. It might also make it impossible to work or take care of your family. The burden of healing after an injury can be even more frustrating when you know that someone else is at fault for your suffering. If you have been hurt on another person’s property, whether it’s a private residence, government land, or commercial property, it may be possible to sue.
At Brown & Crouppen, our team of experienced St. Louis premises liability lawyers provides representation to people who have been hurt on another person’s property in Missouri. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients and strive to secure the best results possible in every case.
We understand the intricacies of premises liability law, and our experienced legal team will help you fight for full and fair compensation. Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
Our Premises Liability Lawyers Are Ready to Fight in Your Case
Premises liability cases can be complicated. You might not know who to sue. You might be facing a fight against a city government and not know the special rules that apply to municipalities. You might be in the process of healing and can’t take on the burden of standing up for your rights on your own.
The premises liability lawyers at Brown & Crouppen can handle the legal fight while you focus on getting better. With over 250 legal professionals in our offices, we have the skills and resources to stand up for injury victims in their hour of need. Our firm has been widely recognized in the legal community for the high quality of our services, with several of our attorneys named among Missouri’s best.
Excellent Case Results
At Brown & Crouppen, we believe our results speak for themselves. Over the years, our team has recovered over $1 billion for our clients. Here are just a few results our attorneys have achieved in premises liability lawsuits:
Our client fell and suffered injuries after relying on a loose railing installed at a rental home.
Our client fell in a private home due to loose carpeting near a high set of stairs. They suffered head injuries and wrist/ankle fractures.
Types of Premises Liability Cases We Handle
Unfortunately, all sorts of accidents can happen due to property owner negligence. Common premises liability scenarios include the following:
- Slip and fall accidents – These can result from hazardous conditions, such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, or inadequate signage.
- Inadequate maintenance or repairs – When property owners neglect necessary maintenance and fail to make timely repairs, it can lead to accidents and injuries.
- Negligent security leading to assaults and other crimes – You may be a victim of an assault or robbery due to negligent security measures on a property.
- Defective or dangerous property conditions – Defects in property design/construction and dangerous conditions, such as faulty stairs or inadequate lighting, can lead to accidents and injuries.
- Swimming pool accidents – Swimming pool accidents, including slips, falls, and diving accidents can result in severe injuries and drownings.
- Elevator and escalator accidents – Malfunctioning elevators and escalators can cause serious injuries, including head trauma and crush injuries.
- Retail store accidents – These can occur due to various factors, such as spills, falling merchandise, or poorly maintained premises. If you slip or fall, you could experience serious back or neck injuries, fractures, or head trauma.
- Grocery store accidents – Potential hazards are everywhere in supermarkets, from falling merchandise and fresh produce carrying foodborne illnesses to busy parking lots and garages.
- Parking lot accidents – Many of these accidents occur when the property owner fails to fix hazardous conditions or to post warning signs about potential dangers.
- Hotel room accidents – Sometimes, hotels fail to provide adequate security, creating risk for guests when a dangerous intruder enters their rooms. An accident can also happen in a hotel bar, lobby, or parking lot.
- Gun injuries – Unfortunately, gun violence occurs frequently in Missouri. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a shooting, the property owner might be liable for your injuries.
- Gas station accidents – These accidents can happen because of fuel spills, careless drivers, faulty equipment, or other hazards in and around the station.
No matter the type of premises liability case, the legal team at Brown & Crouppen is ready to provide the support and guidance you need.
Who Can Be Held Liable For My Accident?
If you have been hurt in a premises liability accident, it may be possible to sue the party responsible for keeping the area free of hazards, even if they weren’t on the scene at the time of the event. Notably, it isn’t just the owner of a property who can be held responsible. Responsible parties may include:
- Property owners
- Property managers
- Maintenance companies
- Security contractors
In order to be successful in a premises liability claim, you normally have to prove the following elements by a preponderance of the evidence:
- The property owner or occupier owed you a duty of care.
- They breached their duty of care.
- You suffered an injury or loss.
- Your injuries and losses were caused by their breach.
If any of these elements are missing, a court generally cannot award the compensation you deserve. That’s why it is critical to work with an experienced St. Louis premises liability attorney.
Get started with a free consultation with one of our skilled Personal Injury Lawyers today.
What Type of Compensation Can I Receive in a Premises Liability Case?
If you were injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to significant legal compensation. For example, our attorneys can help you seek compensation for things like:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Lowered earning capacity
- Lowered quality of life
- Amputation and permanent disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death
How Long Do I Have to File My Claim?
In Missouri, you generally have five years after an accident to file a personal injury claim. However, if you are suing a government entity, the time limit is 90 days. Though there are some exceptions to the statute of limitations, it’s best to discuss your case with a premises liability attorney before relying on them.
Remember, failure to file your case before the correct deadline will result in it being dismissed in court. It will also destroy your bargaining power in out-of-court settlement negotiations. Do not wait to take legal action.
Get a Free Case Evaluation From Brown & Crouppen
When you choose our premises liability law firm, you gain access to a wealth of knowledge and experience. Our attorneys will thoroughly evaluate your case, gather evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with experts if needed. They will also handle all communication with insurance companies and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. If necessary, our skilled legal team will fight for you in court.
Getting started is easy, and there’s no upfront cost to you. Contact us to schedule your free consultation today.
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