Our personal injury lawyers evaluate injury claims for slip and fall cases. Every injury case is different, and the cause of the incident varies widely, with the negligence of property owners often being at the heart of the claim.
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.
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.
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:
Our law firm can offer a free case evaluation and provide legal advice.
Slip and fall incidents are much more common than most people realize, and they need to be taken seriously. Injuries from these accidents are often severe, and the team at Peddicord & Townsend LLC is ready to help if you or a loved one have been hurt. When you need a Kansas City slip and fall accident attorney, let us investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you need.
Slip and fall accidents are much more common than most people realize. Nearly one million people seek treatment each year in the hospital for injuries due to slip and fall incidents, according to the National Floor Safety Institute. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that elderly Americans are more at risk than anyone else in the population of serious injuries due to a slip and fall incident.
Our Kansas City slip and fall accident attorneys regularly see the following injuries due to slip and fall accidents:
Yes, slip and fall injuries are the most common type of premises liability cases. A premises liability case arises at any time a property owner fails to ensure the safety of the people allowed to be on their premises. Property owners have a duty to ensure their premises is free from reasonably foreseeable hazards and to warn guests of such hazards are present.
Yes, you can file a lawsuit against a property owner if their negligent or careless actions caused a slip and fall injury. For a case to exist, the injured person must show that:
The property owner had a duty to ensure the safety of those on their premises.
The property owner knew or should have known about the condition that caused the slip and fall.
The condition that caused the slip and fall was not a “minor” defect, but rather a problem that should have been fixed.
There were injuries as a result of the unsafe conditions
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a slip and fall incident on another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. The team at Peddicord & Townsend LLC is going to get to work investigating what happened in order to secure the following:
Your medical expenses related to the slip and fall incident
Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life damages
Possible punitive damages against the property owner
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