Slip and Falls
Slip and fall, trip and fall, or premises liability accidents are likely to result in serious injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can happen in private homes or in commercial businesses like Walmart, Costco, CVS or Publix. Trip and fall accidents can take place on sidewalks, driveways or even in a yard when some hazard is hidden by the grass. Premises liability accidents can occur when a heavy box or lumber fall on a customer.
Premises liability accidents can happen in many different ways. The most common examples are slip and falls and trip and falls. Other times merchandise forcefully injures or even kills a customer or bystander. A property owner may have a duty to provide security and fails to keep an area safe and that leads to injuries or fatalities.
The action that causes the injury can be negligent or intentional and both can make a property owner responsible.
The simple act of failing to pay attention can be a breach of the duty owed. The failure to keep an area clean and maintained can also be a breach. Think about a breach of duty as a broken promise. A retail store or restaurant invites you to come into their establishment. They want you to spend your money. They strategically place items for sale in your line of vision. Advertisements and lighting is all optimized to encourage you to buy and to be a customer.
But the unspoken promise of the business is “We will keep the floor clean and clear. This place is safe. You don’t need to worry – we have your back. Now please buy something.” When they break that promise and that causes you to be seriously injured, you will need to speak with a slip and fall attorneys in Kansas City to protect yourself.
Americans suffer a slip, trip, and fall injury annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
people die in the U.S. annually because of these injuries
of fatal falls among older Americans are caused by slip and fall accidents, the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
Fall injuries are the leading reason for emergency room visits. Each year, more than one of every four older adults will suffer a fall and about 800,000 patients are admitted to the hospital.
Falls are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries and the third leading cause of death from unintentional injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls can cause severe injuries at any age, including hip fractures and back and head injuries. Experts are often consulted by our slip and fall lawyers.
We will hire experts who specialize in physics, engineering, and the Missouri and Kansas Building Codes. These experts can examine the floor to figure out if it is too slippery or painted with the wrong materials. Measurements are taken and scientific testing is performed and the results are compared with the appropriate Building Code. If the property is not in compliance with the proper Building Codes, that can be evidence of a breach of duty by the property owner. It can also cause your lawyer to file suit against the builder or manufacturer for damages.
Once a personal injury lawsuit is filed, your slip and fall attorney can ask the court to order the defendant to produce documents. Typical documents include cleaning records, incident reports, videotape of the store, photographs, policy and procedure manuals. Insurance defense attorneys usually fight to keep records out of the hands of premises liability lawyers. But our attorneys are aggressive and regularly go to court to obtain the evidence necessary to prove your slip and fall case.
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, it is important to understand your legal rights. The property owner may be at fault, therefore at an obligation to compensate you for your accident-related costs. Our attorneys handle slip and fall cases and can explain your legal options.
McShane & Brady is a personal injury law firm representing those who have been injured through no fault of their own.
These include car/truck accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, nursing home neglect and HIPAA violations.
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