Kansas City Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Injured by a slip, trip or fall? Wendt Goss, P.C. can help!
Although slip and fall accidents are relatively common and may cause only minor injuries, there are situations where a person who slips and falls will sustain serious injuries. In this situation, the victim may hold a property owner or manager accountable. A hazardous condition on someone's property may cause a slip and fall accident to occur. This may include a wet floor, spill, object in a walkway, poorly lit stairway, missing stair or an improperly placed doormat. If a property owner's carelessness or wrongdoing was the cause of the hazardous condition, this may be grounds for a successful slip and fall accident claim.
Elements of a Premises Liability Claim
Slip and fall accidents are an issue of premises liability due to the fact that these accidents by their very nature take place on the property of another due to a property owner's negligence. In order to establish a valid premises liability claim, there are three major elements that have to be established.
- A premises and a premises owner must be established
- An accident must have taken place on the property
- The resulting injuries must be connected to the negligence of the premises owner
In these types of cases (civil cases), the burden of proof would be on the premises owner to prove that they were not negligent, rather than on the plaintiff. A Kansas City slip and fall lawyer could help you build a strong case around these three basic tenants of every premises liability claim.
The compensation you could receive if you win your case would go toward covering the cost of your injuries. This could include initial medical expenses, follow-up or ongoing medical care to heal the injuries, lost wages for time taken off of work to heal and even emotional injuries. Emotional injuries can be difficult to quantify, but it is possible to obtain compensation for emotional disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a slip and fall accident.
Reasons You Should Contact Our Firm
If you would like to discuss what caused your accident and whether you may be able to hold the property owner accountable, talk to one of our helpful lawyers at Wendt Goss, P.C. today. Our law firm is dedicated to the aggressive representation of accident and injury victims and will work to provide you with the personalized client service you need in these important matters. Attorneys at our firm are also:
- Included in the list of Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®
- Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Honored as "Top 100 Trial Attorneys" and
"Top 40 Under 40" by the NTLA
A Kansas City injury lawyer at Wendt Goss, P.C. is here to help you seek the compensation you need to afford the cost of recovery. Our firm can fully investigate your slip and fall accident from every angle. This will enable us to determine the specific cause of your accident and whether the property owner can be held responsible.
Enlist the Help of Missouri Injury Attorneys at Wendt Goss, P.C.
Acting quickly in this particular type of injury claim is important due to the fact that the scene of the accident may change. The property owner may repair the missing or defective stair, may clean up the spill or may fix the lighting in a dim hallway, leaving you with limited options in proving how the hazardous condition and the property owner's negligence caused your injuries. Due to the time-sensitive nature of these cases, don't hesitate to get in touch with an injury lawyer at our firm. We provide free evaluations for accident victims. During this consultation, we will inform you of your rights and the representation you could be entitled to.
For your free consultation, call today or fill out our complimentary case evaluation form!