Premises Liability

Accidents happen all the time and in all different places, not just at home. When you suffer injuries due to unsafe conditions on someone else's property, whether a home or business, you may have a premises liability claim.

Kansas City Premises Liability Lawyers

Premises liability holds property owners legally responsible for accidents that occur on their property due to unsafe conditions. The kinds of incidents that result in premises liability range from a fall down unsafe stairs to dog bites, swimming pool accidents or the failure of a landlord to provide adequate building security.

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It is not just that a property is unsafe; you have to show that the property owner knew or should reasonably have known that the premises were in an unsafe condition and still did not take proper steps to take care of the situation.

Gaining timely representation in this type of accident is crucial in order to gather critical physical evidence. There is nothing stopping a property owner from clearing up what caused the accident, hindering the ability to prove your case.

When you have questions, our team is here to answer them for you.

Not sure if you have a case? Need more information? Contact us. Our legal team will conduct a free, no-obligation review of your situation.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of premises liability cases. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits and, of those, 1 million are due to slips and falls.

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Slip and fall accident

The attorneys at Nash & Franciskato Law Firm in Kansas City have obtained substantial settlements in numerous slip and fall cases by proving unsafe conditions like:

  • Inadequate lighting and improper handrails on stairways, some of which constitute clear building code violations
  • Failure to remove snow and ice from sidewalks or to mop up water after cleaning floors


$475,000 Settlement Against Restaurant for Dangerous Stairs. An elderly client fractured her hip when she fell down the stairs of a restaurant. After her hip replacement surgery, she developed post-operative respiratory failure and other complications requiring her to be hospitalized and ultimately led to her death. The attorneys at Nash & Franciskato were able to prove the stairs were defective because of inadequate lighting and the installation of an improper handrail.

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Let us help you understand premises liability and fall accidents. Contact us at (877) 284-6600.

Inadequate Security and Supervision Can Lead to Unsafe Conditions

Premises liability claims can also involve inadequate supervision in a care facility such as a nursing home or the failure of a commercial gym to complete background checks on employees, ultimately creating an environment susceptible to criminal activity.

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Security cameras

Unsafe conditions created by negligence may justify taking strong legal action to recover damages; for example, failure of apartment building owners to properly maintain locks, smoke detectors and other equipment necessary for the safety of residents.

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Experience Matters

Premises liability laws are complex. The Nash & Franciskato Law Firm in Kansas City knows these laws, having successfully represented many victims. For you, that means experienced personal injury attorneys who are creative, resourceful and tenacious in proving liability and protecting your legal rights.

Plus, our personal injury legal team gives you:

  • Over 80 years of combined experience
  • Trusted legal advisor committed to your needs
  • Super Lawyers for over 10 years
  • The AV Preeminence Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal Ability
  • Compassionate advocacy for you and your family

Case Results

Nash & Franciskato obtained a $270,000 settlement for the wrongful deaths resulting from a fire in an apartment building. Our investigation revealed that the landlord failed to maintain working smoke detectors in Governmental Assisted Section 8 Housing, in violation of Federal Regulations, resulting in the death of two children.

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If you have been injured on public or private property due to unsafe conditions, find out what your legal rights are. Contact our lawyers in Kansas City for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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