Accidents happen, and sometimes they happen on private property. If you have recently been injured in a preventable accident that occurred on private property, you may be wondering who you can hold liable for your injuries and other losses. Read on to find out.
Whose Negligence Was It?
Under state law, when someone’s negligence causes an injury-causing accident, victims can typically hold the negligent party liable for their losses. This is true whether the accident occurred on public or private property. For example, if you are injured by a drunk driver in a privately-owned parking lot, that drunk driver will likely be liable for your injuries.
If, however, your accident was the result of a hazardous condition on the private property itself, it is possible that the owner or renter of that property could be liable for your injuries. For instance, if you slipped and fell at a grocery store because their staff failed to clean up a spill for several hours, you would likely be able to hold the company that owned the store liable for your injuries. Some examples of hazardous conditions that are often the result of property owner negligence include:
- Inadequate lighting
- Torn carpet
- Cracked pavement
- Uneven stairs
- Missing handrails
- Accumulations of snow or ice
- Slippery floors
- Exposed cables or wiring
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation with a Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident on someone else’s property, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Krause & Kinsman, we will evaluate your case for free and determine whether you have a claim. To schedule your free case evaluation, call our office today or contact us online.
How much is a slip and fall accident case worth?
The value of a slip and fall claim will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your injuries and whether you will have any long-term problems.
Do I need a lawyer to settle my personal injury case?
It is highly advisable to have an attorney represent you in any injury claim.
How long will my case take to conclude?
Personal injury cases can take anywhere from a few months or a few years to conclude.