Kansas Slip and Fall Attorneys
Fighting for the injured is what we do and what we have done with success since 1979.
Falling on someone’s property due to a failure to keep up their property and make it safe for others is more common than it should be. There is no reason a property owner or manager should have poorly maintained walkways, bad railings or steps, puddles, or just debris laying around that they know they should clean up but just have not gotten to it yet. These dangerous conditions can lead to falls resulting in serious injuries that can have a substantial impact on a person’s life.
If you have been injured in a slip or fall accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of navigating the legal system to be compensated for your injuries. That’s why the dedicated Salina personal injury attorneys at Neustrom & Associates are here. We know that being injured in a slip and fall can be more than enough to deal with and we aim to ease your burdens. Our job is to fight for your right to compensation and we take that very seriously. You can trust us to take on the legal fight while you focus on getting back on your feet.
What to do if you are involved in a Slip and Fall
It may seem counterintuitive, but in slip and fall cases, the burden of proof greatly falls on the injured individual. Yes, you are the one who has to deal with the injury and the pain that comes with it, but there are still legal requirements in your way to getting compensated.
First of all, you must be able to prove that a hazardous property condition existed. Secondly, you must be able to prove that the property owner knew or should have known about this very same condition. These can be difficult hurdles to clear. Your slip and fall may have been caused by a range of dangerous property conditions, including:
- Wet floors
- Bad lighting around steps or stairs
- Crack or pothole
- Flooring in disrepair
- Icy patch and other weather-related hazards
- Faulty hand railing or porches
- Curb stops in poor condition
No matter what condition caused the slip and fall, to meet your burden of proving the hazard existed and that the owner knew or should have known of the hazard, you need to start gathering evidence right away. Make sure you record the names and contact information for any witnesses to the accident. Take pictures of the area and make other notes regarding the conditions in the area you fell.
Immediately report the fall to the property owner or manager. An incident report should be created and, if the owner or manager seems complacent about this, insist on it and make sure you get a copy. All of this can support the fact that the slip and fall actually took place and it was due to the property owner’s failure to maintain safe property conditions.
Slip or falls can result in serious injuries like fractured bones and permanent spinal injuries. While they can be legally difficult, it is not impossible to mount a successful slip or fall claim. You were injured. If it was because of someone else’s negligence, then get compensated for your losses.
Take the first step in securing your legal right to compensation for your slip and fall injuries. Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys today.
A slip and fall claim has its obstacles. Here at Neustrom & Associates we know that better than most. We haven’t let that stop us from fighting for the injured since 1979. If you have been injured in a slip and fall, contact us today.