Compensation For Serious Slip-And-Fall Injuries

Property owners in both Kansas and Missouri have a duty to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition. This means:

  • Warning visitors about potential hazards (for example, by using bright yellow paint to indicate a step down that could otherwise be overlooked)
  • Keeping walkways clear of ice, slippery substances, stray objects or other tripping hazards
  • Fixing or barricading cracks, holes and other dangers
  • Installing sturdy railings along stairways
  • Maintaining escalators and elevators in safe working order
  • Ensuring that merchandise is properly secured
  • Keeping the premises in compliance with all applicable health, safety and building codes

Innocent visitors and bystanders often pay the price when property owners fail to fulfill their obligations. Any of these dangers can leave you with serious injuries such as brain damage, neck and back injuries, and broken bones.

Dealing With Insurance Companies

When you're already shouldering the physical consequences of the property owner's negligence, you shouldn't also have to struggle with the financial consequences. Yet getting compensation for your injuries can be an uphill battle.

In these situations, you will usually be dealing with the property owner's insurance company. This is a challenge in and of itself. The insurance company may try to blame you for your fall — or reduce the value of your claim — even if there is evidence of negligence on the part of the property owner.

The Experience You Need To Pursue A Full Financial Recovery

At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, a personal injury firm in Kansas City, we know how to effectively deal with insurance companies. In fact, one of our lawyers used to work in insurance defense. We understand how insurance companies evaluate claims. We also have the skills necessary to negotiate a favorable settlement or stand up for your rights at trial, if needed.

We handle premises liability claims involving:

  • Uncleared ice or snow
  • Unsafe stairways
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Dangerous flooring transitions
  • Loose or missing railings
  • Cracks, holes, debris and other tripping hazards
  • Unsafe elevators and escalators
  • Any other dangerous conditions

Request A Free Consultation

To learn more, call 816-945-9337 or fill out our online contact form. You won't have to pay attorney fees unless we obtain financial recovery for you.

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