Premises Liability

Premises liability refers to the responsibility that property owners have for keeping their premises reasonably safe and free from potential hazards. Additionally, the property owner must warn of any dangers that may exist on the property and take steps, when possible, to fix or repair dangerous conditions. Premises liability can include:

  • Slip-and-falls
  • Chemical exposure
  • Construction accidents
  • Failure to provide security
  • Dog bite incidents
  • Retail store accidents
  • Grocery store accidents
  • Parking lot accidents

We Understand Premises Liability Law In Missouri

As former judges and experienced trial lawyers, the attorneys at Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer can help manage the complexities of your premises liability case, in particular the duty of protection you were owed while on the property. The duty a landowner owes you depends on what “status” you hold when you enter the property.

Landowners owe little duty to trespassers, who have neither express nor implied consent to enter the property. A greater duty is owed to licensees, who have an express or implied invitation to enter and remain on the property usually to the benefit of the guest. The highest duty owed by a property owner is toward an invitee, who has an express or implied invitation to enter and remain on the property usually at the benefit of both parties. Your status as a trespasser, licensee or invitee needs to be evaluated by a personal injury lawyer.

Possible Damages In A Personal Injury Case

The range of possible harm that can result from a premises liability case is as broad as the range of possible causes. In personal injury law, there are certain general categories of damages that we can pursue on your behalf. Those categories are:

  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Emotional distress

In addressing all issues involving charges of premises liability, contact Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer for experienced legal help.

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At Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer, your rights will be protected. You can count on our 100 years of combined experience to help you get the results you need. Contact our Columbia premises liability attorneys at 573-442-1660 to schedule a consultation.

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