Premises liability is a common area of personal injury law; but not everyone is familiar with what it is or how it works. As a personal injury lawyer in Kansas City, I get questions all the time from people who wonder if they have a case.

Premises liability simply refers to injuries that happen on someone else's property due to an owner's negligence. That's why this is a common - and broad - area of the law: all sort of things can happen that count as premises liability!

When you're injured on someone else's property, it often occurs because the owner did not secure the area well enough. If that's the case, it is their responsibility under the law to cover the damages.

To give you a better idea, here are some common examples of premises liability:

  • A customer slipping and falling on spilled merchandise
  • A child injured in a swimming pool when the gate was left open and visible
  • A tenant falling down broken stairs the landlord refused to fix
  • A shopper hurt in a parking lot that didn't have adequate lighting or security


There are a lot of other examples, and each case can vary depending on the specifics. These are meant to give you a rough idea of what kind of cases might be included under premises liability.

Sometimes you may think you have a premises liability case, when you actually have a different kind of case. If you get injured on a neighbor's trampoline, for example, there may have been a defect in the trampoline that caused your injury.

That's why it's important to talk with a personal injury attorney about your specific situation. Our Kansas City attorneys look into your case and investigate the details. We can help you determine if you have a claim and let you know how to proceed from there.

If you think you may have a premises liability claim, contact us today. The conversation is free, and we take all injury cases on a contingecy basis. Or, call us at 816-842-7100.

Jason C. Amerine
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