Missouri Premises Liability Q&A
If I am partially at fault for a fall, can I still recover?
Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. This means that even if you are 99% at fault, you can still recover 1% of your damages. As another example, if you are 51% at fault, you can recover 49% of your damages.
If I am a tenant injured in a common area at my apartment complex, what must I prove to recover?
If you are a tenant who is injured in a common area at your apartment complex, you must prove:
- First, there was a condition or defect in the common area that rendered it not reasonably safe
- Second, the landlord knew, or by using ordinary care, could have known of this condition
- Third, the landlord failed to use ordinary care to make said condition reasonably safe
- Fourth, as a direct result of said failure, you sustained damage
How much is my personal injury case worth?
A number of factors affect the monetary value of your personal injury claim. These factors include: the nature and extent of your injuries; the amount of your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other financial losses, pain and suffering, and present and future disability. Even when those factors are considered, there can be significant variations in the value of a claim based on the amount of insurance available or the assets of the defendant, any comparative fault, and more. Assessing the value of your case isn’t an exact science, and Mr. Cox will not be able to give you a definite value up front. However, Mr. Cox will know how to weigh the various factors to give you an overall picture of the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
When should I call a St. Louis premise liability lawyer?
Your first priority should always be receiving appropriate medical treatment. After this, it’s never too soon to contact an attorney. You must keep in mind that your case has a statute of limitations, or a time period within which you must file suit in court or be forever barred from any recovery. Even if you are well within the limitations period timely legal advice can be critical.
If you or a family member has been injured, we have the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you. Call Mr. Cox directly at our office or contact us online for a free consultation.