Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common forms of injuries in the United States, second only to car accidents. Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries that may require emergency and long-term medical care, surgery, and rehabilitation. Slip and fall injuries may lead to permanent disabilities and result in lost income. Having represented many slip and fall victims in the past, we know that the suffering, pain, and expenses of such an incident may be surprisingly extensive.
Many victims of slip and fall accidents are hesitant to file a claim because they blame themselves for the accident. Falling can be a source of embarrassment, and many of us jump to the conclusion that the fall was caused by clumsiness. Not wanting to draw attention to ourselves, we may choose to quietly accept an insurance company settlement.
The sad truth is that some insurance companies attempt to take advantage of victims' vulnerable positions in order to save money. By pressuring a victim to accept a low settlement, insurance companies maintain their profit margins. Understand that injuries you suffered as a result of a slip or a fall are not your fault.
Slip and fall claims are a classic form of premises liability. Property owners and property managers have a responsibility to keep their property safe of threats. This applies to stores, malls, restaurants, hotels, and all other businesses that routinely have customers visiting. If you or a loved one fell on a sidewalk or stairs, while walking in a store or restaurant, or in any other circumstance where you were visiting a business, office, or private property, the property owner was ultimately responsible for your safety. Slip and fall accidents can also occur on the job, at a construction site or other workplace.
Projecting the potential expenses and losses the may accumulate as a result of a slip and fall accident is often impossible. An injury that may seem resolved can flare up or even result in a lifelong disability. Medical expense, lost income, and renovations to accommodate a disability all must be factored into the potential cost of an accident. The emotional toll an accident can take on a family is another factor to consider. The accident was not your fault and you should not be stuck covering these expenses out-of-pocket
Filing a St. Louis slip and fall lawsuit ultimately has two goals: First, to recover the compensation you deserve for your expenses and suffering; and second, to ensure a property owner alters or repairs the underlying cause of the accident. By filing a claim, you take charge of your own situation and you may also help to prevent others from having a similar experience.
The Onder Law Firm is offering free consultation to persons, and their family members, who have suffered injuries as a result of a slip and fall accident. St. Louis property owners and employers are responsible for ensuring the safety of physical environments and when someone is harmed as a result of property maintenance negligence, they deserve compensation. Experienced St. Louis slip and fall attorneys can help a family project expenses from the incident, ensuring they get a fair settlement. Insurance companies have a tendency to pay as little as possible in injury settlements, taking advantage of the vulnerability of a victim's situation. We believe that anyone harmed as a result of a slip and fall accident deserves fair compensation. All St. Louis slip and fall attorney consultations are completely confidential, free of charge and without any further obligation. St. Louis slip and fall injury lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis, without any up-front fees and we only receive compensation if and when we are able to secure a settlement on your behalf.
Contact a St. Louis slip and fall attorney from our firm as soon as possible after the injury accident.