Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers in St. Louis
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Everyday across America, slip and fall accidents occur in nearly every
type of building or premises. Slip and fall accident cases, sometimes
called premises liability cases, are a specific type of personal injury
case that occurs on property owned by another person or entity. In these
cases, it is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that their
property is taken care of and safe for any visitors that may be present.
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury as the result of a slip or
fall on property owned by another, you may be entitled to compensation
for your injuries. However, not all slip and fall accidents have grounds
for a lawsuit. For example, if the injured person is under the influence
of drugs or alcohol, he/she is responsible for his/her injuries. At Millikan
Wright, LLC our
St. Louis injury lawyers understand what you may be going through at this time and are dedicated
to helping you secure the best outcome in your case.
What Is Considered To Be Slip & Fall?
Negligence is most common cause of a slip and fall accident and can present
in a wide variety of circumstances. In general, negligence can be said
to occur when the responsible party has not acted reasonably in their
maintenance of the property. Some of the most common slip and fall and
premises liability accidents seen at our firm include:
- Wet floors
- Loose or torn carpeting
- Uneven ground
- Manholes or large holes without warning
- Broken sidewalks/driveways
- Loose or missing handrails
- Step(s) without warnings
To win a premises liability lawsuit, the injured party must prove three
critical points in a court of law. One, the accident was through no fault
of the injured party; two, the accident was due to a dangerous condition
or negligence on behalf of another party; and three, the other party was
aware of the condition that resulted in the accident.
experienced personal injury attorney will be able to assess the merit of your case and explain how the law
applies to your specific situation. Working with a lawyer will ensure
you are fairly represented and receive everything you are entitled to
under premises liability law.
Claim Your Free Consultation With Millikan Wright, LLC
Working with our St. Louis personal injury attorneys can help you determine
whether you have a valid case and what kinds of compensation you may be
eligible to receive. In general, if an unsafe condition existed on the
property, the property owner reasonably knew of the condition, and the
condition was not completely obvious and you were not warned of the danger,
you will have claim for a slip and fall accident lawsuit. Depending on
the situation and your injures, you may be entitled to monetary damages
for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and earning capacity,
and other incidental charges. Wondering how to get started? Call our firm today.