Suppose you’ve suffered a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property. In that case, it is in your best interest to start looking at your options for receiving compensation for both physical and emotional damages you’ve sustained. Property owners and businesses that fail to address dangerous conditions on their property act negligently and should be held liable for accidents resulting from their carelessness. Missouri provides victims the opportunity to bring a premise liability suit against negligent landowners. An injured party will be liable to receive compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering.
Under Missouri law, the person in possession or control of the premises where the injury occurred will be held liable for any resulting damages. If a landlord has leased their property, the tenant would be responsible for the visitor’s injuries because they were in control of the property at the time of the accident. Property owners are expected to uphold a duty of care for all guests and visitors. This means maintaining their property in a reasonably safe condition. Slippery floors, cracked sidewalks, or poorly maintained hallways and stairways are all examples of potentially dangerous conditions. If dangers are present on the premises, the person controlling the property should repair the damages or steer guests away from the hazardous area with visible and posted signs.
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Premise Liability FAQ
What is a premise liability claim in Missouri?
Premise liability claims in Missouri are civil lawsuits an injured person can bring against negligent property owners.
How does negligence play in premise liability cases?
Injured victims will have to prove that a property owner was aware of dangerous conditions present on their property in order to receive compensation through civil litigation.
How is the “possessor” of a property defined in Missouri?
The possessor of land is defined as whoever is responsible for controlling the property at the time of the accident, including tenants