Whether you are going for a leisurely walk, visiting a friend’s home, or doing some afternoon shopping, the last thing most accident victims expect is to have their day interrupted by a slip and fall injury. Unfortunately, these injuries can be life-altering. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may require medical treatment for many months or even years to come. You may also find it difficult or impossible to return to your job. For many accident victims, this uncertainty aboutthe future can lead to significant stress. The good news is that you may be able to recover compensation for your losses, allowing you to continue to support your self and your family as you heal. Our attorneys can help you determine whether your slip and fall injury was the result of negligence on the part of the property owner, and whether you may be eligible to receive compensation.
Important Questions Every Slip and Fall Accident Victim Has
After a slip and fall accident, you will probably have many unanswered questions:
- “How will I be able to pay for my current and future medical bills?”
- “What am I going to do for income if I have had to miss work as a result of my injuries?”
- “Am I entitled to compensation for my emotional pain and suffering?”
- “Do I need to hire a lawyer?”
- “Should I speak to an insurance company without first consulting my attorney?”
Navigating the process of protecting your legal rights is not easy without the guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. Fortunately, we understand your concerns and are here to help every step of the way to help you secure the benefits you need.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your slip and fall accident, if the property owner was negligent, he or she may be held liable for your losses. A slip and fall can occur as a result of any number of causes, including:
- Poor lighting in the area of the accident
- A liquid spill or wet floor
- Some hidden hazard
- An uneven floor or walkway
- Damaged or dangerous stairs
- And many more
In order to succeed in your claim for compensation, you must show that the property owner’s negligence led to your injuries. In other words, the property owner either caused the hazardous conditions, knew they existed, or should have known they existed.
After a Slip and Fall, You Need to Speak With an Attorney
After a slip and fall accident, every action you take (or fail to take) can significantly affect your ability to succeed in a claim for compensation. Your first step after obtaining medical treatment should be to contact an experienced legal professional to assist you. It is also important to avoid talking with insurance companies or the attorneys representing other parties, as doing so could harm your claim. Gathering evidence and ensuring that your claim is filed on time are also important steps.
Fortunately, we can help you take all the proper steps to pursue a claim after a slip and fall accident. Since the law imposes strict time limitations on filing a claim, however, it is important that you act quickly. We encourage you to contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation at (888) 348-2616. From our headquarters in Kansas City, we proudly represent injured victims throughout Missouri and Kansas. We also have offices in Overland Park, KS, Lee’s Summit, MO, and Parkville, MO.