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Premises Liability Lawyers in Aurora

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Have you or someone you care about been injured while on private property? You may be entitled to damages under the terms of premises liability. Premises liability comes into play when you are injured in an accident on an individual’s or company’s private property. Like other kinds of legal liability, it requires negligence to be proven. At Pettit Law Office, our skilled Aurora premises liability attorneys can help you to fully understand your situation and work with you to pursue your goals. Our goal is always to help our clients handle their legal challenges efficiently so they can focus on their recovery.

Duty of Care

To this end, property owners are required to either keep their property and its fixtures in reasonable repair or post reasonable warnings of potential hazards. This is known as duty of care. For example, landlords are required to keep stoops and sidewalks near their properties salted and free of snow, and pool owners are required to fence in their pools. Failure to do so can constitute the formation of a dangerous condition.

The law in Missouri makes a distinction between invitees and licensees. Invitees, such as friends or tenants, have been implicitly or explicitly invited by the owner and are entitled to reasonable care. Licensees, such as salesmen, are explicitly or implicitly invited but come for their own purposes and are therefore only entitled to reasonable warning of potential hazards.

Failure in duty of care can result in their being liable for the accident.

Some types of premises liability cases include:

  • Snow and ice accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Injuries due to inadequate maintenance
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Injuries sustained a theme park

When You’ve Had An Accident on Private Property

If you've been injured due to someone's property being poorly maintained, contact us at Pettit Law Office to discuss your legal options. In the event that you are entitled to damages or compensation, we are prepared to work with you to the full extent of the law. We have an excellent track record with clients, having recovered millions of dollars for our victims since 1957.

Call (417) 222-6640 today for a free legal consultation with our Aurora premises liability attorneys.

Why Hire Pettit Law Office?

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  • All attorneys have trial experience & are prepared to go to trial.

  • Over 100 years of combined injury law experience.

  • Lawyers work closely with each client on a case-by-case basis.

  • Direct access to the same attorney from start to finish.

  • Lawyers & paralegals approach each case with compassion.

  • Long track record of successful verdicts & settlements.

  • Spanish language option available for clients who need it.

  • Committed to serving the local Aurora, MO community.

Awards

  • American Association for justice (AAFJ)
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
  • BBB A+ Rating
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar
  • MATA
  • Missouri Bar Association