When Is Someone Responsible for an Accident on Their Property?

Nothing can ruin a fun and playful evening faster than having one of your guests get hurt. Someone might start to cry or scream, everyone is going to be worried, and no one is going to have a good time. Hopefully, with fingers crossed, everything turns out fine in the end and the person who was injured recovers quickly. The worst is over. Right?

Not always. If someone gets injured on your property – even if the accident appears to be entirely their fault – they may try to get financial compensation from you, and a whole new set of problems will arise.

What do I do if someone got hurt in an accident on my property?

If someone were to slip and fall at your home and it only resulted in a badly sprained ankle, they may still feel like you owe them some sort of compensation. Maybe they’ll say you failed to clean up a glass of water that was spilled in the kitchen. Or perhaps they will say you should have warned them about that last step on the way up to the restroom. No matter how or why you are accused of being negligent or reckless, you should first know that the burden of proving fault falls upon their shoulders. But that doesn’t mean you can sit idly by and assume you have nothing to worry about.

In the case of a slip and fall, even if the injured party was being reckless – dancing in high heels on slick linoleum, for example – you might be found responsible for the accident if you aren’t protected by a personal injury attorney. It all comes down to preparation, and each attorney in the experienced team of DeFeo & Kolker, LLC have more than 15 years of civil litigation at their disposal.

Don’t get pinned with medical bills and other expenses that you don’t deserve to pay! If someone is trying to hold you responsible for their accident on your property due to defective conditions or security issues – or if you were the one who was injured at someone else’s property due to their negligence – please contact our St. Louis office today. We always offer free initial consultations.

Categories: Personal Injury