What is “Premises Liability?”

A property owner is responsible for any damages or injuries that occur on their property. This means that a property owner must make a reasonable effort to maintain a safe environment for visitors. Those who fail to do so may find themselves with a premises liability lawsuit.


If your property was recently damaged when visiting another person’s property, contact Woods Law KC. Aaron Woods is one of the best accident lawyers in Kansas City. His staff can help you determine if your situation warrants a premises liability lawsuit.


Examples of Premises Liability Suits


There are other types of premises liability lawsuits – that follow a person being injured after visiting a property. These tend to be the most common type of premises liability lawsuits. Here are some situations that have warranted a successful premises liability suit:

Dog Bites

If you were bit by a dog, you could have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit. A person’s dog is a part of their property. Therefore, a dog that bites others could be considered hazardous property.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can occur if an employee mops the floor but fails to warn others that the floor is wet. They can also happen if a property owner doesn’t treat or remove ice or snow off their property after a winter storm.

If you were recently injured in a slip and fall accident, you might have a reason to talk with a personal injury lawyer in Kansas City MO.

Construction Site Negligence

Construction sites should always be appropriately marked. If workers fail to properly block off construction zones and you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation from either the construction company or the property owners.


Unfortunately, some injuries are not detected until weeks or months after the event. If construction site negligence caused your post concussion syndrome in Kansas City, contact Woods Law KC.

Retail Store Accidents

Most people don’t stop to consider how a store stacks or displays its merchandise for sale. However, if you were injured by heavy objects falling off a shelf and hitting you, talk with Woods Law KC about a premises liability suit.

Inadequate Security

If you were attacked or assaulted in a parking lot, the commercial property owner might be liable for your injuries for not having provided adequate security.

Lack of Maintenance

Appliances, light fixtures, and elevators can be dangerous if not maintained. If you are a tenant and were injured on your landlord’s property, you might be able to receive compensation for your injuries. The same is true if any of your visitors were injured while visiting you.

Contact Woods Law KC – A Trusted Injury Lawyer in Kansas City

Different states have different laws about who may sue for premises liability. For example, some states focus on why the person visited the property (as either an invitee, licensee, or trespasser). To learn more about Missouri and Kansas premises liability laws, visit Woods Law KC, your Kansas City personal injury lawyer.


The staff of Woods Law KC is ready to listen to the story about how you were injured and will help you determine if a premises liability lawsuit may be an option to consider.

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