St. Louis Premises Liability Law
In the State of Missouri, both residential and commercial property owners owe visitors a certain duty of care to ensure their property is up to the highest caliber of safety. If a property owner fails to prevent dangerous conditions on the property, they can be held liable for the visitor’s injuries.
In regard to personal injury lawsuits, premises liability is a concept that describes a case where an injury or wrongful death was caused by some type of unsafe condition or defective product on someone else’s property.
According to Missouri law, the person(s) responsible for liability on private premises is the party who had possession or control of the premises where the injury occurred.
This means that the tenant of a property, be it residential or business, is responsible for the safety of any persons who are invited on that property or should be reasonably expected to be on the property. If a property owner fails to ensure the property is properly maintained and all safety hazards are eliminated, and catastrophic injuries do occur, the owner of the property can be held liable.
Workers’ compensation is also a type of premises liability law. If you were injured while at work, your lawsuit may qualify as two entities, and it is important to discuss this matter further with a qualified, experienced personal injury attorney.