Slip and Fall
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Slip and fall injuries can happen almost any time and any place, from a hazardous, potholed parking lot to a wet grocery store floor to poorly lit stairwells. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall accidents bring over 1 million victims to the hospital each year. Victims often have to take time off from work to recuperate, resulting in loss of wages. Medical bills are incurred quickly, and in many of the more serious slip and fall cases, the entire family suffers from the impact of the injuries that the victim sustained.
Reputable Kansas Premises Liability Lawyers
While not all situations involve legal liability, numerous slip and fall cases are filed in civil court each year, under the theory of premises liability. If you have been injured because a property owner did not maintain their premises properly and a hazardous or unsafe condition caused you to slip and fall, you could have a valid slip and fall case.
If you do have a valid slip and fall case in Kansas, you will need a reputable and experienced Kansas personal injury lawyer to help you win your case. Contact the law office of Neustrom & Associates today to find out if you have a valid claim.
Types of Cases We Handle
Most slip and fall accidents are exactly what the words implied – that the victim slipped on a substance or an object, fell, and was injured. Here are some of the other premises liability cases that we handle:
- Snow and ice hazards
- Inadequate maintenance or repair of the premises
- Defective condition existing on the premises
- Inadequate security
- Elevator and escalator malfunction
- Animal bites
- Swimming pool incidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Flooding or water leak accidents
- Chemical or toxic fume incidents
As you can see, premises liability spans much further than slip and fall accidents. Even animal bites, including dog bites, land under the premises liability law umbrella. This is because those incidents involve a condition that is unsafe on another party’s property (a potentially dangerous animal is present) that caused a victim injury.
Premises Liability Injuries in Kansas – Protecting Your Rights
In Kansas, if you are injured because there was an unsafe condition on someone else’s property, you have the right to file a claim against the property owner to recover the damages that you incurred. All premises liability cases are similar in that you, the injured plaintiff, must be able to prove that the property owner was negligent in some manner.
Property owners are held to a “duty of care” regarding their property and anyone who steps foot on their premises. This means that they need to ensure that any buildings on the property are maintained, as well as repaired as quickly as possible if any structural defects occur. They also have to maintain the entire property outside of the buildings, including parking lots, fences, and sidewalks.
Possible defects could include, but are not limited to:
- Loose floor mats, rugs, or tiles
- Water or any other slippery substance on the floor
- Poorly lit stairways or steps
- Holes or cracks in parking lots and sidewalks
- Weather-related hazards, such as ice or standing water
If you or a loved one is suffering injuries right now that were the result of any of the above incidents, contact Neustrom & Associates today for a free consultation. We do not collect fees unless we win your case.
Comparative Negligence in Slip and Fall Cases
Kansas slip and fall laws require comparative negligence to be factored into slip and fall cases. It is not only the property owner’s responsibility to owe you a “duty of care,” but also your responsibility while you are on someone else’s property to exercise reasonable care. This means that if you see a potential hazard, you should take caution to avoid it. If your action contributed to the accident and the injuries that you incurred, you can be held accountable for a certain percentage of the negligence.
If you or someone you love was injured because a property owner did not exercise reasonable care of his or her property, you should contact Neustrom & Associates today at (785) 825-1505. We proudly represent Kansas victims and their families.
Slip and fall cases must be filed within a certain amount of time. Contact or call our office immediately to ensure that you do not waive your rights. Our initial conversation is always risk-free and free of charge. If we agree that your case is valid, we will take your case on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will only get paid for the services we provide you if we recover compensation for you.