Hurt on Someone Else’s Property? You May Be Eligible for Compensation.

by Staff Blogger | August 6th, 2019

Whether your injury occurred at someone’s home, or on commercial property like a store, restaurant, or hotel, you may be eligible for compensation if the property wasn’t safe for guests. All Missouri property owners must ensure their properties are safe for guests and invitees, and when they fail to do so, they can be held liable if people get hurt on their premises.

Common examples of property injuries include:

  • Wet floor injuries—Wet floors can be dangerous no matter where they are. Supermarkets are common sites of wet floor injuries, but restaurants, hotels, bars, gyms, and homes can also pose risks when floors are wet and slick.
  • Tripping injuries—Property owners are supposed to keep walkways clear of debris and free from obstacles, hazards, and defects. Example accidents include tripping on ripped or loose carpet/rugs, falling due to loose or broken stairs, or stepping on objects in walkways.
  • Poor visibility injuries—When you walk on someone else’s property, you should be able to see where you’re going. If you slipped, tripped, or fell due to lack of lighting and visibility, you may be eligible to file a compensation claim.

Slip and fall injury claims can vary depending on where they occur and the relationship between the victim and the property owner. At Cofman Townsley, our St. Louis slip and fall lawyers can investigate your claim and determine the right steps for you and your loved ones. Contact us today for a free consultation.