Slip and Fall
It’s easy to dismiss a slip and fall injury as an accident or a non-issue, but a quick look at the statistics reveals that they’re more common—and serious—than you’d think. The U.S. Center for Disease Control estimates that slip and fall accidents account for one-third of all traumatic brain injuries and a quarter of all spinal cord injuries.
About Slip and Fall Injuries
People slip, trip or fall due to common hazards, such as wet or uneven floors. Business owners have a responsibility by law to keep their premises reasonably safe for customers. Ignoring certain safety hazards over a period of time is an accident waiting to happen.
- Wet floors
- Misplaced items
- Uneven or poorly maintained floors
- Extension cords, hoses or other tripping hazards
- Open and unmarked holes
- Poorly maintained staircases or railings
- Icy or snowy parking lots
If you have been wrongfully injured as a result of a slip and fall injury, contact our St. Louis personal injury attorneys right away. Waiting to seek legal representation can prevent you from filing a claim and receiving the compensation you deserve.