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Premises Liability

Overland Park Premises Liability Lawyer

Legal Advocacy for Premises Liability Claims in Kansas

When you visit someone else’s property or business, you expect to be safe from harm. Property owners are legally obligated to maintain a safe environment for guests, visitors, and customers. If you were injured on someone else’s property due to their negligence, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries and losses.

At Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, our dedicated premises liability attorneys in Overland Park have a proven track record of success in personal injury cases. We are prepared to fight for your entitled compensation.

Call (816) 542-5999 today to get started with a free, no-obligation consultation.

What is Premises Liability in Kansas?

Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility of property owners or occupiers to ensure the safety of individuals who enter their property. It covers a wide range of scenarios where individuals may be injured or harmed while on someone else's property due to dangerous conditions or negligence on the part of the property owner or occupier.

Property owners owe a duty of care to individuals who enter their property, which varies depending on the visitor's status. Visitors are often categorized into three main groups: invitees, licensees, and trespassers.

Invitees are individuals who are invited onto the property for the benefit of the owner, such as customers or guests. Licensees are individuals who enter the property with the owner's permission, such as social guests. Trespassers are individuals who enter the property without permission.

Property owners owe a higher duty of care to invitees (such as customers or guests) compared to trespassers.

Owners may be held liable for injuries caused by dangerous conditions on their premises, such as slippery floors, uneven surfaces, inadequate lighting, or defective staircases. Owners are generally expected to inspect their property regularly and address any hazards promptly.

Although owners may not be held liable for hazards of which they were not aware and had no reason to be aware, if a property owner knew or should have known about a dangerous condition and failed to take reasonable steps to address it or warn visitors, they may be held liable for resulting injuries.

What Are the Most Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents?

Premises liability accidents can occur in a variety of ways. Unfortunately, they often result in serious injuries and even death. Some of the most common types of premises liability accidents include:

  • Slip and Fall Accidents: These occur when individuals slip, trip, or fall due to hazards such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, icy sidewalks, or debris left in walkways.
  • Inadequate Maintenance: Property owners have a duty to maintain their premises, including repairing structural defects, broken stairs, handrails, or faulty lighting. Failure to do so can lead to accidents and injuries.
  • Negligent Security: Property owners may be liable for injuries resulting from criminal acts (such as assault, robbery, or theft) if they fail to provide adequate security measures, such as proper lighting, security cameras, or security personnel, particularly in high-crime areas.
  • Dog Bites or Animal Attacks: Property owners who own or harbor pets may be held liable for injuries caused by their animals if they fail to control or restrain them properly, especially if the animal has a history of aggression.
  • Swimming Pool Accidents: Property owners with swimming pools must ensure compliance with safety regulations, such as installing fences, gates, and proper signage to prevent drowning accidents, especially involving children.
  • Elevator and Escalator Accidents: Property owners or managers of buildings with elevators or escalators have a duty to maintain these devices in safe working condition. Accidents can occur due to mechanical failures, lack of maintenance, or inadequate warnings.
  • Falling Objects: Property owners may be responsible for injuries caused by objects falling from shelves, balconies, or overhead construction sites if they fail to secure them properly.
  • Toxic Exposure: Exposure to hazardous substances like mold, lead paint, asbestos, or toxic chemicals can cause serious health problems. Property owners may be liable if they fail to address these hazards or provide adequate warnings.

Why Choose Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman?

Our team at Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman has been serving the Overland Park, Kansas City, and Wichita communities for more than 70 years. We are dedicated to providing every one of our clients with the compassionate, personalized legal counsel they deserve. When you choose us, you can rest assured that we will be with you every step of the way, fighting for your rights and working to secure the maximum compensation you are owed.

Call us at (816) 542-5999 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.


We've Helped Thousands of People Just Like You
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What Makes Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Different?

  • Highly Respected in Our Field

    Our attorneys are well-established in various areas of practice, including Attorney Lynn R. Johnson, who is a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates.

  • A Legacy of Excellence

    We have a longstanding history of exemplary legal representation dating back to 1949, but are committed to leveraging forward-thinking practices and technology for the benefit of our clients.

  • Trial-Ready Legal Advocacy

    While most of our cases result in successful settlements, our willingness to go to trial enables us to secure more favorable outcomes.

  • A Network of Support

    We work to ensure that you receive the resources you need after an injury, including medical care, access to experts, emotional and financial support.

  • Committed to Our Community

    Our advocacy does not stop in the courtroom - it extends into our support for various local organizations that benefit our community.

  • Personal, Hands-On Attention

    All members of our team, including partners, associates and paralegals, are committed to providing direct contact and clear communication.

Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Bringing Dedication & Determination To Every Case

There are many very good reasons for choosing the attorneys of SJB to represent you. Law firms have different skills, different areas of expertise and different ways of approaching cases. Find out about our firm’s strengths, successes on behalf of our clients, and more importantly, the five reasons why you should hire us.


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