Slip/Trip & Fall
Property owners have certain duties under Missouri law to their visitors and the public when it comes to the condition of their property. In sum, they must keep their property in a safe condition for their visitors. Generally, a property owner can do this by fixing dangerous conditions, barricading dangerous conditions, and/or warning of dangerous conditions. When a property owner fails to do so, breaching their duty, and someone is injured as a result, they can be held responsible for the injured person’s damages.
Types of Dangerous Conditions / Property cases
- Uneven Steps/Pavement
- Loose Rugs and Flooring
- Food & Drink Spills
- Inadequate Lighting
- Clutter in walkways
- Clutter in stairways
- Icy sidewalks and parking lots
- Insufficient salting or plowing of ice / snow
- Lack of security
- Lack of warnings
- Missing or broken railings
- Wet Floor
In Missouri those injured due to dangerous conditions of property may be entitled to fair and just compensation. What does that mean/include? Medical expenses (past and future), lost income, physical and emotional pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and more.
Types of Injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Shoulder injuries
- Hip injuries
- Knee injuries
- Torn ligaments
- Lacerations, Scars
- Chronic Pain
What To Do to Protect Your Rights
If you have slipped, tripped, and/or fallen due to a dangerous condition of someone else’s property, there are certain steps you can take to protect your rights.
- Report the fall to property management/owner as soon as possible.
- Record the date, time, and location of the fall.
- Get the names and contact information of witnesses who saw the fall.
- Get the names of any employees who saw the fall or who helped you.
- Take photos of the area, including whatever you think caused your fall.
- Save your clothes and shoes – Don’t Wash Them!
- See a Doctor and explain how you fell.
- Contact Slip & Fall Attorneys
Do Not Do Any of the Following: Post on Social Media; Give a Recorded Statement; Sign Anything; Admit Fault.
How Can CVDL Help You?
The Slip & Fall Attorneys at CVDL can explain your legal rights to help you make informed decisions related to your potential claim.
Review settlement offers with you, tapping into their decades of experience related to the valuation of personal injury and wrongful death claims.
Manage your claim so you can focus on treatment.
Investigating all sources of insurance available.
In nearly every personal injury case, there is no charge for our services unless a recovery is made for the client.