If you have been injured at a store, hotel, house, parking lot, porch, bridge, or any other building or property, you may be entitled to seek compensation. Owners, caretakers, and managers of a property have a duty to maintain safe conditions on that property. Premises liability is holding them accountable for the property's dangerous, unsafe, or otherwise poor condition.
Types of Premises Liability
Premises liability claims can come in a variety of forms. The most basic example is a slip and fall case. However, claims may also be brought for injuries caused by inadequate security measures, poorly lit staircases / hallways, debris falling from the ceiling, items falling off of shelves, gaseous leaks, slippery floors, broken sidewalks, structural defects, escalator or elevator problems, walkway obstacles, or exposed wiring.
Financial Compensation for the Injured Person
When injuries occur as a result of unsafe conditions on a property, the injured person is entitled to seek "damages" to recover for medical expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and any sort of physical or psychological limitations.
Financial Compensation for Family Members
In cases involving death, the spouse and/or other next of kin may recover for the loss of the society, love, affection, companionship, and support of their loved one.
Experience and Expertise to Handle Your Case
The attorneys at Tapella & Eberspacher have substantial experience handling premises liability cases. We scour not only federal and state building codes, but county and even city building codes to find violations proving that the property was unsafe. We hire experts on security or safety, as well as medical experts, as needed. We have the trial experience and general know-how to get you the best results.
If you or a loved one were injured on someone else's property, call our Central Illinois office at 217-639-7800, our St. Louis Metropolitan area office at 618-628-3800 or contact us online. We handle cases throughout Missouri and Illinois. We offer a free consultation and evaluation. If we take your case, there are no attorney fees unless you receive compensation.