If you sustained injuries on someone else’s property in an accident relating to a slip and fall, you may be able to recover damages from the property owner or operator. Property owners and managers have a legal responsibility to make sure all guests are aware of potential hazards and hidden dangers at all times.
Innocent people can become needlessly injured as a result of ignored safety standards.
What Constitutes a “Slip and Fall” Injury?
The term “slip and fall” is used as a general statement to describe any mishap involving an underfoot hazard. The following are examples of hazards that can lead to slip and fall injuries if a proper warning is not provided to all guests:
- Broken tiles
- Wet floors
- Objects on stairs
In the state of Missouri, thriving premises liability claims demand evidence that the property owner acted negligently. The following must be proven to show negligence:
- The defendant had reasonable knowledge of the hazard
- Despite knowing this, the defendant didn’t take reasonable precautions
- Your injury was a result of the property owner’s apathy
Do I Need an Attorney to Handle my Case?
Premises liability claims can be highly complex for people who are not well-versed in this area of the law. For this reason, it is in your best interest to secure experienced legal representation.
The appropriate premises liability representation has the knowledge and interpersonal connections that people outside of the legal field do not have access to. This is another reason why hiring a lawyer can make all the difference between no reimbursement at all and fruitful compensation in response to your claim.
Call the experienced attorneys at Kolker Law Firm at (314) 684-8285 today.