Premises Liability Attorneys | Joplin MO
Joplin and Neosho Slip-and-Fall Accident Attorneys
When a person is injured due to dangerous property conditions, some people will blame the person who is injured for “not looking where they were going.” However, Missouri law may hold otherwise. Business owners, landlords and homeowners can be held liable if you are injured due to dangerous property conditions.
At Copeland & Brown, we offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights if you have been injured on another person’s property. We serve clients in Joplin and throughout southwest Missouri.
Examples of unsafe property conditions include:
- Liquid and other spilled substances on a floor that causes you to slip and fail
- Misplaced objects that create a tripping hazard in a public area
- Cracked, buckled or uneven sidewalks
- Stairways with uneven steps or missing handrails
- Areas with insufficient lighting
- Lack of security in a bar or shopping center, leading to an assault
When I slipped and fell at a local business because of the dangerous condition of their entryway, I called the attorneys at Copeland and Brown. Bruce and Jeremy handled everything, and because of their tenacious pursuit of my case, I obtained the compensation I was due.
It’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident to preserve evidence of the dangerous condition that led to your injury. It’s not unusual for work crews to make repairs and corrections soon after an accident has happened. Evidence such as photographs, security videos and witnesses statements needed to be collected and preserved before it disappears.
You may assume that a property owner will pay for your medical bills if you are injured on their premises. However, unless you can prove negligence on the part of the property owner, the insurance company will not pay you anything. It often takes a lawyer’s help to get you the compensation you deserve.