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Slip And Fall Accidents

Your Trusted Slip and Fall Lawyers in Missouri

Fighting For Those Who Have Been Injured in Slip & Fall Accidents

Welcome to Price & Randle Injury Attorneys, your premier slip and fall lawyer in the Lake of the Ozarks area. Our experienced team provides the highest level of legal representation for victims of slip and fall accidents. With our extensive knowledge of Missouri premises liability law, we are here to help you secure the compensation you deserve.

 

Understanding Missouri Slip and Fall Premises Liability

In Missouri, property owners have a legal duty to ensure their premises are safe for visitors. This legal responsibility is known as premises liability. Slip and fall accidents fall under this category, and they occur when a person slips, trips, or falls due to hazardous conditions on someone else’s property. Common hazards include wet floors, uneven surfaces, poor lighting, and unmarked obstacles.

To establish a premises liability, claim in Missouri, the injured party must prove that:

  • The property owner had a duty of care to maintain a safe environment.
  • The property owner breached that duty by failing to address or warn of the hazard.
  • The breach directly caused the slip and fall accident and resulted in injury.

Our team at Price & Randle understands the complexities of these cases and works diligently to gather evidence, consult with experts, and build a strong case on your behalf.

 

Duty of Care: Businesses and Public Spaces

Businesses and public spaces have an increased duty to prevent slip and fall accidents. This duty of care is critical in maintaining a safe environment for patrons and visitors.

Responsibilities of Businesses

Businesses, including retail stores, restaurants, rentals, and hotels, must:

  • Regularly inspect their premises for potential hazards.
  • Address and rectify any identified hazards promptly.
  • Provide adequate warnings of temporary dangers, such as wet floor signs after mopping.
  • Train employees to recognize and respond to hazardous conditions effectively.

Responsibilities of Public Spaces

Public spaces such as parks, government buildings, and sidewalks also must prevent slip and fall accidents. Government entities and their contractors must:

  • Maintain walkways and public areas to ensure they are free from hazards.
  • Ensure proper lighting in public spaces.
  • Promptly address issues such as ice, snow, and debris that can lead to accidents.

Price & Randle Injury Attorneys are well-versed in holding both private businesses and public entities accountable for negligence that results in slip and fall accidents.

tripping hazard in rental property
Tripping Hazard in Rental Property

 

Common Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can lead to severe injuries, impacting a victim’s quality of life and ability to work. Common injuries include:

  • Fractures and Broken Bones: Wrists, arms, and hips are particularly susceptible to fractures during a fall.
  • Head Injuries: These can range from mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries, with long-lasting effects.
  • Brain injuries: Brain injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents can have severe, long-lasting effects, including cognitive impairment, memory loss, and emotional disturbances.
  • Back and Spinal Cord Injuries: Falls can cause herniated discs, spinal fractures, and even paralysis.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Sprains, strains, and torn ligaments often require extensive rehabilitation.

Each injury can lead to significant medical bills, loss of income, and emotional distress. Our team is dedicated to ensuring you receive compensation for all your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

 

What to Do If You Are a Victim of a Slip and Fall Accident

If you or a loved one is a victim of a slip and fall accident, taking the following steps can help protect your rights and strengthen your claim:

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Your health is the top priority. Obtain medical care immediately to assess and document your injuries.
  2. Report the Incident: Notify the property owner, manager, or authority responsible for the area where the accident occurred. Ensure the incident is documented in an official report.
  3. Gather Evidence: Collect evidence from the scene, including photos of the hazard, your injuries, and the surroundings. Obtain contact information for any witnesses.
  4. Preserve Documentation: Keep all medical records, receipts, and any communication related to the incident and your injuries.
  5. Consult a Slip and Fall Lawyer: Contact Price & Randle Injury Attorneys as soon as possible. Our experienced attorneys will guide you through the legal process and help you understand your rights.

 

Important Slip and Fall Facts

Understanding slip and fall accidents can help you recognize the risks and take preventive measures. Here are some important facts:

  • Prevalence: Slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of injury, particularly among older adults.
  • Fatalities: According to the National Safety Council, falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths.
  • Economic Impact: Slip-and-fall accidents result in millions of dollars in medical costs, lost wages, and productivity losses each year.
  • Preventability: Many slip and fall accidents are preventable with proper maintenance and safety protocols.

At Price & Randle, we are committed to raising awareness about slip and fall accidents and helping victims navigate their recovery and legal journey.

 

Why Choose Price & Randle Injury Attorneys?

Choosing the right slip-and-fall lawyer is crucial for the success of your case. Here’s why Price & Randle Injury Attorneys stand out:

  • Experience: With years of experience in personal injury law, we have a deep understanding of Missouri premises liability laws.
  • Client-Centered Approach: We prioritize our client’s needs, offering personalized attention and clear communication throughout the legal process.
  • Proven Track Record: Our successful case results demonstrate our ability to secure fair compensation for our clients.
  • Local Expertise: As a firm based in the Lake of the Ozarks area, we are familiar with local laws and court systems, providing an advantage in handling your case.

 

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, don’t hesitate to contact Price & Randle Injury Attorneys. Our dedicated team is ready to provide the legal support you need to navigate this challenging time. Contact us today for a free consultation and take the first step towards securing the compensation you deserve.

At Price & Randle Injury Attorneys, we are here to help you every step of the way. Trust us to be your advocate and guide in your slip-and-fall case.

 

Contact Price & Randle at (573) 444-5555 for a free consultation. Our Missouri slip & fall accident attorneys serve clients throughout Lake of the Ozarks and Osage Beach, as well as Camden, Miller, Morgan, and Laclede Counties.

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