Although a slip and fall accident may not seem too serious at first glance, it can cause significant injuries that lead to lasting impairments, missed work, and financial strain. Slipping or tripping and falling creates a force of impact that can cause broken hips or ankles, sprained wrists, spinal cord injury, and head trauma.
At Cullan & Cullan, we are committed to helping slip and fall accident victims rebuild and restore their lives. Our Kansas City slip and fall attorneys are far more than legal professionals. Some are also medical doctors, hold anatomy and engineering degrees, and have advanced training in accident reconstruction.
We use our considerable academic and hands-on experience to aggressively represent the interests of the injured, the defenseless, and the wronged. Through our efforts, we have recovered over $350 million in verdicts and settlements, changing the lives of countless individuals and families in the process.
For a free review of your slip and fall accident claim, call (816) 253-8606.
What Causes Slip & Fall Accidents?
A slip or trip and fall accident may have various causes. At times, it is a combination of causes that leads to the incident. A thorough investigation and review of physical evidence and eyewitness accounts, as well as an analysis of the injuries sustained by the victim, can help our Kansas City slip and fall accident lawyers determine and prove cause.
Some potential causes of slip and fall accidents may include:
- Wet floors
- Broken tiles, holes
- Missing or broken stairs
- Defective railings
- Poor lighting
- Damaged carpeting or other flooring
- Unreasonably slick surface due to waxing inappropriately
- Objects in walkways
- Unattended spills in aisles or walkways
Proving fault in a slip and fall accident is not always easy. The scene may be cleaned up or the hazard repaired. You should contact an attorney as early as possible after you have been injured. Today, many stores or businesses have cameras that may have captured the time leading up to the fall, the fall itself, and any repairs which may have been done to the property after the fall. It is important to have an attorney try to get a copy of the video before it is destroyed.
In a recent case, an elderly lady fell and broke her hip at a grocery store from the juice of a broken bottle of pickles. Later, after this poor lady had been taken away, the store manager put, wet floor signs down and took pictures of the location. The videotape showed these signs were not there when the lady fell.
By taking pictures of the scene and preserving evidence, you can play a part in supporting your claim. Our attorneys and support staff will also work diligently to investigate the matter in order to build the most compelling case on your behalf.
Ready to learn more? Call (816) 253-8606 to see how we can help you.