What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability involves cases when a property owner or a manager fails to ensure that their property is safe and free of hazards, resulting in the injury of others. Whether the location is a business or privately owned land, the owner is often liable for injuries sustained on the property. Ensuring your rights are protected when you have been seriously injured on someone else’s property or are dealing with insurance bad faith after filing a claim means partnering with a premises liability attorney with the reputation and expert knowledge to be an effective advocate on your behalf.

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Why Choose Presley & Presley Trial Attorneys in Kansas City?

While our offices are in Kansas City, we have built a reputation for nationwide success in premises liability, catastrophic injury, insurance bad faith, and other serious personal injury cases. We are a small but powerful, award-winning firm with the experience, specialized expertise and extensive resources you might expect of a much larger firm. The size of our team is a conscious choice because of our mission to effectively help individuals by providing the personalized attention needed to achieve justice in each case—rather than taking on large numbers of cases. Referring attorneys and clients come to us because they know we are here to help people, and our track record of success cannot be ignored by even the largest corporation or insurance company. From investigating the accident to filing a claim or going to court as needed, we are more than up to the task when it comes to getting justice.

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Partnering with Our Premises Liability Lawyer Means Increasing Your Own Legal Power

When you are in need of a powerful firm that doesn’t sacrifice personalized attention and competence against big companies, contact Presley & Presley. We are passionate about protecting client’s rights and driving change to make safer communities nationwide. Some of the most common types of premises liability incidents we have successfully handled include serious, catastrophic, and insurance bad faith cases involving the following incidents:

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The Duties of Property Owners to Guest and Visitor Safety

Liability in such cases stems from the fact that property owners owe guests and visitors a duty of care. Typically, this means that the person or persons who are in control of the premises are required to use reasonable care in maintaining it to ensure that it is in a relatively safe condition. As such, they must either identify and repair any dangers on the premises or warn guests and visitors of any known dangers.

Invitees and Licensees

Generally, landowners only owe a duty of care to invitees or licensees. An invitee is an individual who either has the express or implied permission of the landowner to enter the property, such as a customer. A licensee has either the express or implied permission of the landowner to enter the property and is entering it for his or her own purposes. Examples of a licensee include dinner guests or friends visiting one’s home.


While trespassers are generally not afforded any protections since they are not authorized to be on the property, in some cases, a landowner might owe a trespasser a duty of care. This is usually limited to the owner not intentionally causing harm to a trespasser. For example, if the trespasser was a child, a duty of care would exist to avoid reasonably foreseeable harm to children.

Proving a premises liability case involves demonstrating the following:

  • That a dangerous condition existed
  • That the landowner or person in control of the premises neglected to remove, remedy, or warn visitors and guests of the hazard
  • That the landowner or person in control of the premises was aware of or should have been aware of the dangerous condition
  • As a result of this negligence, the guest or visitor was injured

Contact Presley & Presley in Kansas City to Discuss Your Premises Liability Case

A premises liability attorney on our team has a proven track record of success and we have recovered millions on behalf of our clients. We have the time and resources to thoroughly investigate the details of the accident and develop a legal strategy to protect your rights and maximize just compensation. Schedule a consultation today to see what we can do to get you the justice you and your family deserve.

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