If you were injured because a property owner did not adequately light a stairway, parking lot or another area, you may be able to hold that property owner accountable through a premises liability lawsuit. However, inadequate or poor lighting cases are challenging to prove and will require the help of an attorney experienced in premises liability laws in your state.
At Holman Schiavone, LLC, we serve injury victims in Missouri and Kansas from our offices in Kansas City. Our attorneys are committed to helping individuals obtain the compensation they need to pay their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, vocational rehabilitation and other costs, including long-term care, if necessary.
Please call us at (816) 399-5149 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys in Kansas City. We handle all upfront legal costs in all cases.
What Are Property Owners’ Responsibilities Concerning Poor Lighting and Property Maintenance?
Property owners in Missouri and Kansas have a duty to maintain their property and keep it reasonably safe from all dangers. This burden is even greater for commercial property owners, who are required to inspect and correct or warn of dangers. This includes ensuring their property is properly lit.
Why? Poor lighting can contribute to a wide range of serious incidents, including:
- Crimes such as robbery and assault
- Car accidents, especially pedestrian and bike accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Trip-and-falls, including falling down stairs
It should come as no surprise to property owners that creating or failing to fix poor lighting can make it difficult for visitors on their property to see water or objects on the floor. It also makes it very difficult to see people walking among cars in a parking lot.
Poor lighting also makes such areas enticing for criminal activity, which can lead to robberies and assaults. The danger posed by inadequate lighting can be exacerbated by slippery substances, poor security and negligent drivers in parking lots.
Speak With One of Our Premises Liability Lawyers Today
Please call us at (816) 399-5149 or email us to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced and proactive lawyers in Kansas City. Learn your full legal options and rights in a premises liability case.