It is the responsibility of all property owners to ensure a hazard-free environment for all visitors. Any failure to fulfill that responsibility puts innocent people at risk of serious injury. If you have suffered any type of injury while you were on someone else’s property, you may have a claim to collect damages from the property owner, the management company, tenants, and others.
The Lake of the Ozarks slip-and-fall accident lawyers at the law firm of Deputy & Mizell, L.L.C. have been providing aggressive personal injury representation to clients throughout Missouri from the day our firm opened its doors. We have helped countless clients resolve a variety of complex premises liability claims.
Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents
There are a number of reasons slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents can occur. It is important to speak to our team of experienced attorneys so they can get a complete understanding of the accident and your injuries. Once they have gathered the facts, they can determine if the property owner is at fault and what path to take to win your claim.
Slip-and-fall accidents can be caused by many things that are out of your control, such as:
- Icy or unsalted walkways
- Loose carpeting or tile
- Dangerous stairways
- Missing or broken handrails
- Insufficient lighting
- Unsecured furniture
- Lack of safety signs in a work environment
- Wet or slick flooring
- Unmarked spills
- Other hazards
Our firm has represented injury victims in a variety of slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accident claims, including the following:
- Grocery stores
- Shopping malls
- Apartment buildings
- Office buildings
- Private residences
Negotiating a Slip-and-Fall Settlement
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you could be facing significant medical bills, time away from work, and a substantial recovery period. Negotiating a slip-and-fall settlement can be challenging, but with our knowledgeable slip-and-fall accident attorneys on your side, the process is stress-free. We can protect you from the insurance company’s tactics and fight to get you the compensation you will need to accommodate your recovery.
Slip-and-fall settlements are calculated based on the following factors:
- Who caused the accident? Is one person at fault, or are multiple people liable?
- Where did the incident occur? Did the incident happen on public property, private property, or at work?
- When was the incident reported? Was a workers’ compensation claim filed within two years of the incident? Did the victim file a personal injury claim against the property owner within Missouri’s injury statute of five years?
- What was the severity of the accident? Did the victim suffer partial or total injuries, and were they impermanent or permanent?
- Is there proof of the accident and injuries? Was a police report filed right away? Is there a medical report?
Most slip-and-fall claims will settle out of court, sometimes before a lawsuit even needs to be filed. We always seek to negotiate a fair settlement in each case, but if the property owner (usually through an insurance company) doesn’t come to the table with a reasonable settlement offer, our opponents know that our attorneys are fully prepared to go to court in order to protect our clients’ interests.
Speak to a Slip-and-Fall Injury Lawyer
We are committed to ensuring that negligent property owners are held accountable for the harm they cause. Contact our office today to discuss your injury and your options for recovering fair compensation. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. You can reach us by phone at 417-532-2191, toll-free at 1-877-532-2191, or by using the contact form to schedule your free initial consultation.CONTACT US | SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION