What Are Slip and Fall Accidents?

Property owners have a legal responsibility to provide a reasonably safe environment for those who visit their premises, including customers, clients, tenants, and other invitees. This is referred to as “premises liability” and is the cause for action in accidents like slips and falls. When there is a known or reasonably discoverable safety hazard that could lead to injuries, property owners and managers are expected to warn visitors and repair it in a timely manner. When serious slip and fall injuries occur due to an ignored hazard, these property owners or managers can be held legally accountable for economic and non-economic damages resulting from the fall. Having an experienced slip and fall accident attorney representing you can help make sure that you are awarded the full compensation you need to recover.

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Choose Presley & Presley for a Seasoned Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer 

Presley & Presley Trial Attorneys in Kansas City is comprised of a legal team who are experienced specialists when it comes to insurance bad faith cases, catastrophic injuries and other serious injury cases across the nation. Partnering with our team means having a small but very powerful firm on your side with the personalized attention every injury case should receive. Nonetheless, we also have the resources and expertise of a much larger firm. When our name comes up in the boardrooms of insurance companies, they are quick to reconsider their position and offer a fairer settlement rather than go up against us in court. Our mission is to help people recover from what has happened to them and effect real change that makes communities safer; that is why each of us became an attorney. We want what’s right for our clients and we are more than prepared to litigate against large corporations and their insurers if that’s what it takes.

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Schedule a Consultation and See What We Can Do to Get What’s Right for Your Injuries

Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries. What may have started as a little slip on some slick flooring or stairs may wind up causing catastrophic injuries or death. This is especially the case if one slips from a height or falls in an environment with dangerous machinery. Speak with a slip and fall accident attorney with Presley & Presley if you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries after a fall such as the following:

  • Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Burns
  • Paralysis
  • Broken Bones
  • Internal Injuries
  • Exposure to Dangerous Chemicals
  • Or Other Injuries
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Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Accidents

Falling down at a grocery store does not automatically make its owner liable for damages. It must be demonstrated that the fall and the injuries that resulted were due to negligence on the part of the owner or manager of the property. In this example, if an employee or a store manager noticed that there was a broken bottle of some liquid on the floor but failed to at least place “wet floor” signs to protect people walking in that area, then a resulting slip and fall would be a premises liability case. Property owners, employers, and their employees are expected to take reasonable steps to prevent foreseeable harm.

Slip and fall accidents can occur in a number of ways, such as:

  • Wet, slick, or oily floors
  • Uneven flooring or sidewalks
  • Torn carpeting
  • Broken or cracked tiles or sidewalk
  • Debris or objects that have fallen into paths, aisles, and corridors
  • Potholes
  • Unsecured railings
  • Inadequate or missing lights leading to poor visibility

We’re not afraid to Take on Big Insurers and Companies to Get Justice for Victims of Negligence

Don’t let an insurance agent pressure you into accepting a fast, deliberately low settlement offer. Schedule a consultation with a slip and fall accident lawyer at Presley & Presley in Kansas City today. We are driven to use our experience to successfully pursue the compensation you need to cover all your past and future medical bills, lost wages or income, pain and suffering, and more—no matter how large the insurance company you’re up against.

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