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Slip and fall accidents can be very dangerous and leave you with serious injuries, contact our experienced Kansas City slip & fall accident attorney at Peddicord & Townsend LLC for legal advice. Call at 816-842-3200 for a free consultation.
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Compensation For Serious Slip-And-Fall Injuries

Property owners in both Kansas and Missouri have a duty to keep their premises in a 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

Kansas City Slip And Fall Accident FAQ

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.

How often do slip and fall accidents occur?

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.

What are the most common slip and fall injuries?

Our Kansas City slip and fall accident attorneys regularly see the following injuries due to slip and fall accidents:

  • Concussions
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations
  • Bone bruises

Are slip and fall incidents considered premises liability cases?

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.

Can you sue the property owner for a slip and fall accident?

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 injures as a result of the dangerous condition.

What kind of compensation is available in a slip and fall case?

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

Request A Free Consultation

If you need a Kansas slip and fall accident attorney, call 816-842-3200 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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