Premises Liability Cases: Why You Need an Attorney
Next to motor vehicle crashes, premises liability cases are probably the second most frequently filed personal injury cases in Iowa. The law of premises liability involves owners and occupiers of land and whether they might be held liable for injuries to others who were injured on that land. Our premises liability attorney in Des Moines IA at the Reid Law Firm have represented injured victims in a wide variety of premises liability cases like slip-and-falls or trip-and-falls, people being hit by falling merchandise, dog or criminal attacks, and even toxic exposure.
Every owner or occupier of a premises has a legal duty to maintain it free from defects and in a reasonably safe condition. Whoever exercises actual control over the premises is usually the target defendant. If there is a hidden defect on the premises, its owner or occupier is under a legal duty to either remedy the condition or give people entering the premises warning of it so that it can be avoided. That duty extends outside of a home or business onto any parking areas and sidewalks.
These types of cases are difficult because the insurer of an owner or occupier of property will try to shift some or all of the liability in a case over onto the claimant. He or she will need the services of an experienced, aggressive and effective premises liability lawyer.
If you or a family member were injured as a result of a dangerous condition on property that was owned or occupied by somebody else, contact the premises liability attorneys in Des Moines IA at the Reid Law Firm, and you can arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation with attorney Timm Reid. No legal fees are even due unless a settlement is entered into or a verdict is rendered on your behalf.