Premises Liability: Understanding the Obligations of Business Owners to Keep Customers Safe

If you are injured on someone else’s property or at a business, you should know your legal rights.  The basis for liability starts with the reason why you are on the property. Generally, there are three main classifications: licensees, invitees, and trespassers. Trespassers are those who do not have consent to enter onto another’s property.  Licensees are people who visit a property for their own amusement, such Read More

The Basics of Premises Liability Laws in Missouri

It happens all the time. It’s likely even happened to you. Every year, thousands of Missouri residents are injured because property and business owners fail to keep their premises safe for the public. Bunched carpeting, unmopped spills, poor lighting, and cracked sidewalks can all result in sprains, broken bones, and even brain or spinal cord injuries. These incidents are all premises liability cases, and Read More

5 Tips to Minimize Your Risk of Winter CO Poisoning

In colder areas of the U.S., the winter time means that it’s time to start using wood- and fuel-burning appliances to stay warm. This, in turn, can mean that there is a greater risk of developing carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in the wintertime, especially if people are unaware of how CO exposure occurs in homes and how to prevent it. To help you reduce your risk of CO poisoning this winter, here are some things to Read More

5 Actions that Can Protect You after a Slip-and-Fall Accident

Slipping and falling down can break bones, can cause head injuries and can harm people in other ways. While it can be easy to feel unlucky or victimized after a slip-and-fall accident happens, however, knowing what steps to take can empower you, helping you take the right actions to protect a future claim – and your possible entitlements to financial recovery. So, the following outlines some of the general things to Read More

Kick Off Fall with These 7 Facts about Falling Accidents

With today marking the first day of the 2015 fall season, now is a good time to point out some important facts about falling accidents. Understanding these facts about falls can help people be aware of how to minimize the risk of these accidents – and what their options for recovery may be following a fall. Were You Aware of Any of These Facts about Falls? The following facts about falling accidents have been Read More

St. Louis railroad accidents can be a premise liability issue

St. Louis railroad accidents can be a premise liability issue Railroad crossings are a common site for St. Louis car accidents and pedestrian accidents throughout Missouri. A St. Louis personal injury lawyer or wrongful death attorney should always be consulted in such cases. When a crossing lacks warning lights, or safety gates malfunction, partial or total liability for the accident may rest with the railroad Read More

St. Louis premise liability dangers lurk amid large holiday crowds

St. Louis premise liability dangers lurk amid large holiday crowds Business owners have a responsibility for the safety of customers, employees and invited guests this holiday season. When a negligent condition leads to serious injury or death, a St. Louis injury attorneyshould be consulted to protect your rights and the financial well-being of you and your family. There is no busier time of year for shopping malls Read More

Missouri deer hunters sweep opening weekend for firearms with 97,856 kills

Missouri deer hunters sweep opening weekend for firearms with 97,856 kills The Helena Independent Record reported that two teenage hunters in Montana were killed last weekend in separate incidents on the opening day of hunting season. Also last weekend a 32-year-old Omaha man died from a gunshot wound in Blair, Neb., during a early deer season black powder hunting event at the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, the Read More

School districts can be held responsible for hazing, other injuries to St. Louis students

School districts can be held responsible for hazing, other injuries to St. Louis students The Seneca School District is investigating a reported hazing incident involving members of the high school football team, the Joplin Globe reported. Schools and universities have made great strides in reducing or eliminating hazing on campuses over the last decade, as recognition of the risk of hazing and other bullying Read More