Missouri Slip and Fall Lawyers
HELPING SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT VICTIMS IN MISSOURI RECOVER MONEY DAMAGES FOR THEIR INJURIES
Slip and fall accidents can occur both indoors and outdoors – and under a variety of different circumstances. When a person unexpectedly makes direct contact with the ground, he or she can suffer very serious injuries resulting in lengthy medical treatment, missed time from work, pain, suffering, and other consequences.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident that can be attributed to someone else’s negligence, then you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the responsible person or entity. The experienced Missouri slip and fall lawyers at the Montee Law Firm can assist you with bringing your claim or filing your lawsuit against the at-fault party. We can help you pursue compensation for the injuries that you suffered in your slip-and-fall accident.
Please give us a call today at (816) 364-1650 or contact us online to learn more about how we can assist you with pursuing the monetary compensation you deserve.
COMMON INJURIES SUFFERED IN A SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT
Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries. Since these accidents typically occur unexpectedly and out of the blue, the accident victim does not always have sufficient time to brace himself or herself and prepare for the fall. Moreover, most individuals are not wearing any kind of protective covering to shield them in the event of a fall. Some common injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident include the following:
- Broken bones (especially broken ankles, knees, arms, and legs)
- Soft tissue injuries (including muscular contusions and muscular sprains and strains)
- Traumatic brain and head injuries (otherwise known as TBIs)
- Spinal cord and back injuries (which can, in some cases, lead to a paralysis injury)
If you or your loved one has suffered one or more of these injuries in a slip and fall accident, you should retain an experienced Kansas City slip and fall lawyer to learn more about your legal options and filing a claim against the responsible person or persons.
LEGAL DUTY OF CARE OWED BY THE PREMISES OWNER
The legal duty of care owed by a premises owner to an individual who is present on the premises depends largely upon the individual’s status on the premises. In cases in which the slip and fall victim is a business guest (such as a shopper at a store or mall), that individual is a business invitee. Property owners and possessors owe business invitees the highest possible duty of care. For example, the premises owner owes business invitees a duty to:
- Warn of and/or repair any known dangerous defects which exist on the premises
- Regularly inspect the premises for any unknown dangerous conditions
Premise owners must also know about the danger/defect and have a reasonable opportunity to warn about it or correct it.
In cases where the premises owner violates this duty of care and a slip and fall accident results, the property owner could be legally liable for the injuries and damages that the accident victim suffers. Although trespassers are not ordinarily owed a legal duty of care, there are unique circumstances where a premises owner may owe the trespasser a duty.
COMPENSABLE DAMAGES IN MISSOURI SLIP AND FALL CASES
If you are able to demonstrate that you were injured in a slip and fall accident because of another person or legal entity’s negligence, you may be able to recover damages. In addition to recovering monetary compensation for your lost wages and medical bills that resulted from your accident, you can also pursue compensation for pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity, emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of spousal support and companionship, loss of enjoyment of life, or loss of use of a body part.
TALK TO A MISSOURI SLIP AND FALL LAWYER ABOUT YOUR ACCIDENT TODAY
If you or someone you care about has suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident that occurred because of someone else’s negligence, the experienced legal team at the Montee Law Firm is ready to assist you with pursuing monetary compensation in your case.
To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Kansas City slip and fall lawyer, please call us at (816) 364-1650 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you pursue the monetary recovery you need.
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