If you are injured on someone else’s property contact one of our Springfield premises liability attorneys. There is a common misconception that if one is injured on another’s premises, the landowner is automatically held at fault for the injuries. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. It is often much more complicated, as a property owner is only liable for injuries on the premises when he knows of a danger and does not exercise due care to fix whatever danger exists or fails to provide a warning that the danger is present. Under certain circumstances, a landowner may be found responsible for an injury when he simply should have known that it exists.
The level of protection provided for entrants to the land depends highly on the status of the injured party. Were they a welcome guest, such as a customer at a store? Or were they trespassing on land that the owner did not expect any individuals to enter? These circumstances can greatly impact any attempt at recovering for injured parties.
Cases that a landowner could be found at fault for often include neglecting upkeep for their properly or a lack of care for the safety of visitors. Common cases of negligence include:
- Bar/Lounge Liability
- Dangerous Premises
- Slip and Fall
- Defective Premises
- Dramshop Litigation
- Intentional Shootings
- Toxic Exposure
- Negligent Employees
- Negligent Security
- Premises Assault
- Property Defects
Property owners have a legal obligation to care for the safety of their visitors. Monsees & Mayer P.C.’s Springfield premises liability lawyers are confident in bringing claims against shopping malls, large retailers and manufacturers, grocery stores, restaurants, apartment complexes, and construction companies, as well as homeowners and local municipalities.
Product liability is a very complex and specialized area of law. The term “dangerous products” refers to any type of product that has a high likelihood or risk of injuring users. A product can be considered dangerous through inherent use, such as firearms, but some products are seemingly safe under most conditions and are made dangerous through modification. Product liability law, as a result, is the means by which a consumer can obtain compensation for injuries suffered through the dangers of a product. Generally speaking, product liability cases fall into one of three categories:
- Defective Design: The product’s design is inherently dangerous, making it defective and unsafe for consumers.
- Defective Manufacture: The product was designed to be safe, but through faulty manufacturing may be dangerous to consumers. This may be as widespread as entire batches of products, or as specialized as a single faulty product.
- Defective Warnings or Instructions: The product is designed and manufactured to be safe, but through negligent instructions or warnings included with the product, may be unsafe for consumers.
Challenges for Dangerous Product Cases
Laws surrounding dangerous products require expertise and experience from your attorney. This type of case often requires the compensation of engineers who can testify on your behalf to prove defective design, manufacturing, or incomplete product warnings. Having an attorney who can prove this negligence is crucial in proving your case.
The Springfield product liability lawyers of Monsees & Mayer P.C. have years of experience and extensive connections to experts who can help in proving your case. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding your defective product injuries.
Recreational activities are supposed to be a form of relaxation and exercise, however there are often instances where the negligence of sporting goods manufacturers, event organizers, and facility owners neglect to keep participants safe. Therefore, it is important to hire experienced attorneys when seeking recovery for your recreational accident injury.
Our Experience Includes:
- Accidents on Table Rock Lake, Lake of the Ozarks, Truman Lake, Stockton Lake, Pomme de Terre, Bull Shoals, Taneycomo, Lake Perry, Clinton Lake, Hillsdale Lake & Pomona Lake
- Motor boat collisions
- Jet ski accidents
- Cases involving persons who were boating while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
- Canoeing and kayaking accidents
- Accidents related to drowning
- Fishing and hunting accidents
- Defective boats, fuel delivery systems, steering mechanisms, and throttles
- Negligent boat operation
- Reckless boat operation
- Prop injuries
- Cases involving defective boating products such as life preservers and other equipment
Our nationally-recognized, experienced recreational injury lawyers have handled extensive recreational accident cases — including firearm, tree stand, and watersport accidents — resulting in large recoveries for our clients.