Iowa Premises Liability Lawyer
Property owners and managers have a duty to ensure their property is safe for anyone they invite onto it. If they do not, they can be held responsible for any injuries their guests suffer as a result. This responsibility is known as premises liability, and it applies to all property owners, from large corporations to individual families.
If you have been injured on poorly maintained property, you could have grounds for legal actions against the party responsible. If successful, you may win compensation for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. To learn more, call Iowa premises liability lawyers LaMarca & Landry, P.C. at 877-327-2600.
Iowa Premises Liability Lawsuits
Slip and fall accidents are the most common grounds for premises liability claims. This kind of accident occurs when a property owner fails to keep grounds clear of slippery spills, clutter, or other trip and fall hazards. Falls can lead to serious injuries including spinal cord damage, fractures, and head trauma. They are not the only potential grounds for a premises liability claim, however.
Regardless of how your injury occurred, our experienced Iowa premises liability attorney can help you determine whether you have a case. If so, we will help you fight for compensation for expenses like:
- Medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of past and future wages
- Inhibited earning capacity
- Wrongful death
We offer an initial case review and consultation free of charge. If you have any questions about your legal rights and responsibilities as an injured party, we are here to help.
Premises Liability and the Law
Iowa premises liability law recognizes three basic kinds of guests. Property owners owe a different level of responsibility to each one. In order of decreasing responsibility, they are:
- An Invitee is an individual who has been invited onto a property for business or commercial purposes. A business implicitly invites all of its customers onto the grounds just by being open to the public. Business owners need to be aware of any potential risks on their property and take reasonable steps to prevent them. A business owner can even be responsible for unknown dangers if he or she should have known.
- A Licensee is an individual who has been invited onto private property for non-business-related reasons. A property owner can be liable for injuries to a licensee if the owner knew about certain risks but failed to warn guests, or failed to notice certain risks because he or she did not maintain the property.
- A Trespasser is someone who has not been invited onto a property and is not welcome. Property owners owe trespassers little protection, though it may still be possible for a trespasser to obtain compensation for injuries sustained on a property if the property owner was egregiously negligent in maintaining the property. Door-to-door salesmen still have protections under the law, for example, even if they have not been invited by homeowners.
If you have suffered an injury on a property, and you are not sure whether you have grounds for a legal case, we can help. Our Iowa trip and fall lawyers can review your case at no charge and advise you on the best steps to take next. If you choose to pursue legal action, we can also offer dedicated, knowledgeable legal representation.
If you would like to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Iowa premises liability lawyer, contact LaMarca & Landry, P.C. today at 877-327-2600. There is a statute of limitations for premises liability claims, so it is important to begin building your case as soon as possible.