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    Manhattan, KS, Premises Liability Lawyer

    Helping People Injured on Someone Else’s Property Since 1979

    Premises liability law is designed to protect those who are harmed while on someone else’s property. If a business or property owner fails to provide reasonable care and attention, they may be held liable for any injuries suffered by visitors to their premises.

    Common incidents under premises liability law involve slips and falls, property conditions, structure collapses, inadequate security measures, animal attacks, and toxic exposure.

    Every case of premises liability is unique, so it can be difficult for those dealing with an injury to know their rights. With the right guidance, it is possible to determine who is at fault and hold them accountable.

    Working with an experienced premises liability lawyer can help individuals understand the applicable laws regarding their case, allowing them to make informed decisions about all aspects of their claim. Contact Palmer Law Group to see how we can help and to determine if we are the right law firm for you.

    If you have been harmed as a result of a premises liability accident in Manhattan, KS,  contact us for a free case evaluation by calling (785) 233-1836 today.

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    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • 2022 Best of Topeka
    • Best Law Firms US, 2022
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    Why Choose Palmer Law Group for Your Premises Liability Lawsuit?

    Excellence in Law

    Palmer Law Group is honored to offer superior legal services for premises liability cases. Our team of highly experienced and qualified professionals has been awarded national recognition for our know-how, which is a testament to the care and commitment we bring to each case.

    The following are some of the credentials and recent accomplishments our attorneys have received:

    • Best Lawyers® in America for the last decade, KC Magazine’s Top Lawyers in Kansas, Lawyer of the Year Award, Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 awards.
    • Moreover, as a small firm, we pledge to offer outstanding customer service throughout the entire process of your case. Our continuous effort to provide excellence makes us an ideal choice when choosing representation for your premises liability case.

    Over $80M in Results

    • At Palmer Law Group, we’re passionate about providing justice to the victims of injury on another’s property. Our attorneys and staff have decades of experience successfully advocating for our clients in court and have recovered more than $80M in awards . . . and counting.
    • We strive to be at the forefront of the legal industry by staying abreast of all new developments, trends, and changes that could affect our clients, ensuring their rights are protected and they receive the maximum amount of compensation possible. We take immense pride in being able to offer much-needed relief to those affected by serious personal injuries and helping them move forward with their lives.

    Advocates and Influencers

    • Jerry R. Palmer of the Palmer Law Group has immensely influenced the current legal landscape in Kansas. He was an authoritative figure during legislative debates, adeptly advocating for the liability protection of government workers and pushing for necessary changes to the state’s tort laws, which Kansas then adopted for their Tort Claims Act.
    • His expertise and persuasive skills have proven to be invaluable assets that will continue benefitting legislation in the state for years to come and yielding positive outcomes for all Kansans.

    Top Lawyers Are Affordable

    • Palmer Law Group is dedicated to providing access to justice for all clients. We understand that legal services can be costly, and we work to reduce costs for our clients by offering free consultations and a no-fee policy that ensures you won’t need to pay us until your case is won.
    • Our team is also committed to ensuring the best representation at an affordable cost. We promise to constantly stay in communication with you and present any further steps necessary to reach the desired outcome. Justice is within reach; and here at our firm, we strive to make it attainable.

    Palmer Law Group is committed to justice, and we have a long history of positive results and maximum compensation. Contact a Manhattan premises liability attorney today for a 100% free consultation at (785) 233-1836.

    7 Ways a Manhattan, KS, Premises Liability Attorney Can Help Right Now

    Our premises liability lawyers can provide indispensable help to those in need of legal representation for property liability cases. Our team can promptly:

    1. Organize a one-on-one consultation with an attorney today
    2. Refer you to the best medical providers in the Manhattan, KS, area
    3. Ensure that all evidence related to your case is gathered quickly and efficiently
    4. Handle any recorded statements to the insurance company
    5. Evaluate the merits of your case
    6. Draft pleadings and motions
    7. Make court appearances on your behalf.

    Kansas Premises Liability Law

    Duty of Reasonable Care

    Kansas law imposes a duty on all persons to exercise reasonable care to avoid injuring others. This universal duty to avoid injury to others extends to property as well. In Kansas, the general rule of premises liability is that a landowner owes a duty of reasonable care to all visitors on their property.

    Control of the Premises

    Kansas law states that for a person to be liable for failing to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition, the offender must be the owner, occupier, or controller of the premises.

    In other words, for a premises liability case to be successful, the party accused of wrongdoing must have control over the premises in question. If the person being sued for injuries did not have control over the property, they might not be held responsible for the dangerous condition that caused the injury.

    Open and Obvious Dangers on the Property

    A failure to warn visitors of a hazard or failure to repair dangerous conditions is normally a breach of a duty of care. However, a landowner generally has no duty to warn or to make safe any dangerous conditions that are known or obvious.

    Typically, a Kansas court will determine if a reasonable person would consider a particular hazard open and obvious. A danger is considered obvious if both the condition and the risk are apparent and would be recognized as dangerous by an ordinary visitor to the property.  Suppose a reasonable person using their judgment could assess that a hazard is obviously dangerous and should be avoided; in that case, the landowner may not be held liable for the injury.

    Answers to Frequently Asked Premises Liability Questions

    Our Manhattan Premises Liability Attorneys Answer Some Frequently Asked Questions from Clients

    There has been a wide range of premises liability cases in Kansas, covering various scenarios where victims were harmed because of unsafe conditions or hazardous activity while they were on someone else’s property. Our Manhattan, KS, premises liability attorneys love to answer clients’ questions about their cases. Below are FAQs and answers to common premises liability questions.

    What are some examples of premises liability cases?

    • Slip and fall due to hazardous conditions or failure to maintain the premises
    • Inadequate security, resulting in a violent attack
    • Broken staircases, sidewalks, escalators, or unsafe elevators
    • Swimming pool injuries, including drowning accidents
    • Dog bites and animal attacks
    • Inadequate security resulting in burglary or physical assault
    • Stadium injuries due to debris, poor lighting, faulty bleachers or steps
    • Toxic fumes or hazardous chemicals.

    How long do I have to file a premises liability case in Kansas?

    You only have two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations for premises liability applies to personal injury and damage to another’s property. Failing to file within the two-year timeline could mean forfeiting one’s right to compensation.

    What damages are covered in a premises liability case?

    • Medical bills and associated expenses
    • Future therapies and rehabilitation
    • Permanent disabilities or disfigurement
    • Lost wages from time off work
    • Future lost wages and income
    • Compensation for past and future pain and suffering
    • Damages from any property destroyed in the incident.

    Can I be partially at fault for my injury on someone’s property?

    Comparative negligence is a concept that allows injured individuals to receive damages even if it is determined that they are partially at fault for their injury. Specifically, Kansas law states that as long as a party’s comparative negligence does not exceed 50 percent of the total liability, the property owner can still be responsible for providing financial compensation for those who are injured on their premises.

    Obtaining compensation can help victims rebuild their lives and heal from the trauma of their experience of being injured on another’s property. We aim to take legal action to receive fair compensation for damages and your healing. Call Palmer Law Group today at (785) 233-1836.

    Contact Our Manhattan, KS, Premises Liability Lawyers at Palmer Law Group

    When you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’s property, it’s always in your best interests to consult a premises liability lawyer. With our level of experience and knowledge about the law, we can level the playing field for you and provide invaluable guidance throughout the legal process.

    The lawyers at Palmer Law Group are highly skilled at negotiating settlements with big insurance companies and presenting a case in front of judges and juries to maximize compensation for your injuries. We have the experience and the preparation capabilities necessary to take your case to trial if necessary.

    Call (785) 233-1836 today for a no-obligation case evaluation and consultation with one of our premises liability lawyers today.

    Attorney LJ Leatherman

    LJ Leatherman passionately believes in fair and dedicated representation for individuals who have been affected by automobile negligence, electrical injuries, firearm litigation, wrongful death, and third-party claims against insurance companies and all other areas of personal injury litigation. [Read More]