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Premises liability is an area of law that deals with injuries that arise on public and private property. Property owners and tenants have a duty to make sure that people who come onto their property are not injured by dangerous conditions or defects. When a person is injured due to the negligence of a landlord or tenant, then the injured person may file a premises liability lawsuit to recover compensation for medical expenses and other damages arising out of their injury.
Common grounds for premises liability lawsuits include:
- Vicious dogs
- Inadequate security
- Poorly lit or maintained stairwells
- Toxic substances such as lead-based paint, mold and asbestos
There are many situations in which both a tenant and a landlord will be liable for injuries that occur on property. Examples include slip-and-falls that happen in a mall or at a friend's apartment.
More On Premises Liability:
• Frequently Asked Questions About Premises Liability
• Trespassers and Premises Liability FAQ
• Keeping the Premises Safe
• Toxic Substances on the Property
• Criminal Acts by Third Parties
• Liability of Tenants & Landlords
• Liabilities of Contractors and Construction Companies
Experienced Kansas City Slip-and-Fall Lawyers
The Independence, Missouri, law firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., has a national reputation for representing individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of landlords and tenants.
In recent years, landlords and businesses have successfully lobbied to decrease their liability for slip-and-fall accidents, which makes these kinds of lawsuits increasingly difficult to win. The attorneys at Humphrey Farrington have the skills and knowledge in premises liability litigation to successfully build a case and hold a negligent property owner or occupier accountable for the damage he or she has caused.
If you have been injured on someone else's property, contact us online or call 888-353-0491 to speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. Our initial consultations are always free and we never charge attorneys' fees unless you win your case.