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Strong Representation for St. Louis Slip and Fall Accident Victims

Properties and businesses have a duty to protect visitors from unsafe areas and potential hazards. If they are found to be negligent or fail in this duty, they should be held accountable.

After a slip and fall injury, you need a personal injury attorney who knows what you are going through and what needs to be accomplished in order to recover everything you’ve lost. At The Hayden Law Firm, we have the experience and knowledge to get things done.

What is a Slip and Fall Accident?

It is exactly what it sounds like; an accident where someone slips and/or falls down as a result of someone’s negligence. Businesses and property owners have a responsibility to remove hazards by taking actions such as:

  • Provide caution signs around recently mopped and/or waxed floors
  • Repair uneven carpeting and loose floorboards
  • Remove debris from aisles and walkways
  • Patch up potholes in sidewalks and parking lots
  • Install guardrails and safety fences where necessary

At the very least, property owners have a responsibility to warn against hazards they are or should be aware of. 

Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Lack of safety signs and warnings such as a “wet floor” sign
  • Failure to clean up messes and debris in a timely fashion
  • Inadequate handrail installation
  • Loose floorboards
  • Failure to remove snow and ice from sidewalks
  • Improperly installed, uneven, or missing stairs
  • Uneven floors

Don’t see your accident on the list? Don’t worry. Any type of unsafe premises can be the subject of a premises liability claim. We will examine the facts of your case and determine whether you have a viable claim for compensation.

Resent Slip and Fall Settlement Examples

Illinois woman settles after fall on ice causes head injuries | Missouri Lawyers Media

A woman received a $300,000 settlement for head injuries she suffered after slipping on a slick surface at her apartment complex in Illinois, according to her attorney.

Read the full story: MO Lawyers Media

 

YMCA visitor’s trip-and-fall results in life-changing injuries – Missouri Lawyers Media

Ruth Williams tripped and fell on a portion of uneven sidewalk at the entrance of the Neosho Freeman Family YMCA. She received a $710,000 settlement.

Read the full story: MO Lawyers Media

Don’t Let the Clock Run Out on Justice

Your claim may be subject to a statute of limitations. It is important to seek the advice and representation of an attorney as soon as possible to preserve the evidence necessary to build a strong claim. Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation.