Were You Injured in a Slip or Trip and Fall in the St. Louis area?
Slip or trip and fall accidents are consistently among the most common causes of accidental injury in the United States. Legally, a property owner has a duty keep their property in a safe condition for guests and visitors. Specifically, the property owner must keep his or her premises free from any hazards that create unreasonable risk of harm to anyone who comes upon their property. Property owners who fail to maintain a premises in a safe condition can be found negligent and have to pay for any injuries sustained as a result of a slip or trip and fall. Laws pertaining to slip/trip and fall accidents can apply to both homeowners as well as business owners.
Causes of Slip or Trip and Fall Cases
Slip or trip and fall accidents can occur for a number of reasons. Some of the more common causes of slip or trip and falls that often entitle victims to compensation include the following:
- Exposed electrical wiring
- Inadequate lighting
- Accumulations of snow or ice
- Torn carpet
- Uneven stairs or walking surfaces
- Stairwells without handrails
- Wet floors
- Debris in walkways
- Improper flooring material
Injuries in a Slip or Trip and Fall Accident
Injuries in a slip and fall incident can be extremely serious. In some cases, the injuries that slip or trip and fall victims sustain can even result in long-term medical problems or even permanent disabilities. Many of our clients have suffered life-long injuries that have had an impact on their quality of life and ability to earn a living. A few examples of serious injuries that can arise from a slip and fall include:
- spinal cord injuries, including fractured vertebrae, ruptured disc etc.
- shattered bones in the hands, wrists, arms and legs
- broken hip injuries
- brain injuries
- permanent nerve damage
After a slip or trip and fall injury, it is important to document the severity of your injuries and the way in which they affect your life on a daily basis. For this reason, you should see a doctor after any slip or trip and fall injury. In addition, keep notes about the impact your injuries have on your daily life. Make note of issues such as pain during everyday activities, sleep disturbances, activities that you are required to forego due to your injuries, and feelings of sadness, depression, or anxiety regarding your injuries.
Contact a St. Louis Slip and Fall Attorney Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation
If you have slipped, tripped and fallen while on someone else’s property and believe that you should be compensated for your losses, call Kilo Flynn today at 314-647-8910 to discuss your potential claim. We are committed to protecting the legal rights of injury victims and work tirelessly to ensure each client we represent receives the full value of his or her claim. We handle cases all throughout the state of Missouri including St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, and Crawford County. We also accept clients residing in the state of Illinois, including those residing in Madison, St. Clair, and Monroe counties. Do not hesitate to call us today to discuss your claim.