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Posted on June 20, 2019 by

Learn About the Open and Obvious Premise Liability Defense Before You Sue

Suing for injuries that are based on premises liability may seem like it should be pretty cut and dry. But that isn't the case at all. The owner of the property may present the open and obvious defense, which could be problematic for the victim. If you're considering filing a case against someone, then it's important to understand what this term means, and what it might mean for your case. 

A Review on Premise Liability

Premise liability refers to the fact that a property owner has a duty to protect others from unreasonable risk of being harmed. Acting negligently could result in injuries, which quite often, leads to lawsuits. 

The Open and Obvious Defense

Many property owners will use the open and obvious defense because it can lower their liability, or even remove it altogether. This means that the conditions that led to the injury were obvious to a reasonable person, who then should have avoided them. 

The open and obvious defense doesn't always work, and there can be exceptions to it. This area can be confusing, which is why it's always smart to work with St. Louis personal injury attorneys. That is the best way to fight against this defense tactic. 

As your St. Louis personal injury attorneys, we want you to know we're here for you if you need legal representation. We will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.