St. Louis Slip & Fall Attorneys
It is estimated that slip and fall accidents account for a third of all traumatic brain injuries and a quarter of all spinal cord injuries.
It’s easy to dismiss the seriousness of slip and fall accidents — until you review the statistics. Each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls account for a third of all traumatic brain injuries and a quarter of all spinal cord injuries.
The experienced St. Louis Slip & Fall Attorneys at the Zevan and Davidson Law Firm represent clients with slip and fall injuries caused by the carelessness or negligence of others, and since 1991 we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. To discuss your case, contact the slip and fall attorneys at Zevan and Davidson by calling (314) 588-7200.
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Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Many hazards can result in slips, trips or falls. Some of the most common causes:
- Wet floors in restaurants, stores and other places of business
- Items that have fallen from the shelves in grocery stores or big-box stores
- Uneven or poorly maintained floors
- Extension cords, hoses and other tripping hazards strewn across floors
- Open and unmarked holes, both indoors and out
- Poorly maintained or cluttered staircases
- Poorly maintained railings
- Icy or snow parking lots
Slip and Fall Accident Liability
Generally business owners must keep their premises reasonably safe for customers, who are known as invitees under the law. Business owners have a duty to inspect their premises for slip and fall hazards and fix any hazards they find or provide proper warning. A business owner is also liable for slips, trips and falls caused by property defects that he or she did not know about if, in the exercise of reasonable care, the problem could have been discovered.
In general, homeowners and others who possess property are liable for the slips and falls of their guests if the owner or possessor knew of a danger that involved an unreasonable risk that the guest was not likely to discover yet failed to make the property reasonably safe or warn guests of the risk.
Contact Our Experienced Missouri and Illinois Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys
Although monetary compensation can never return a person’s health or erase the other lasting effects of a catastrophic personal injury, it can alleviate many of the day-to-day problems confronted by slip-and-fall injury victims and their families,including:
- Past and future medical bills and healthcare expenses
- The costs of long-term nursing care
- Lost wages
- The pain and suffering caused by the intentional or negligent act of a careless person
But the time in which you may file a lawsuit after a slip and fall injury is limited under the law in both Missouri and Illinois. It’s important to contact an experienced St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney as soon as possible after an injury to ensure that important evidence isn’t lost and that your claim is not barred by the state’s statute of limitations.
GET IMMEDIATE HELP! If you feel that a slip and fall injury suffered by you or someone you love was the result of another’s negligence, contact the personal injury attorneys at Zevan and Davidson today. Schedule a free consultation by calling (314) 588-7200.