Slip and Fall Injuries

Falling injuries can be extremely serious, and at Whiteaker & Wilson, P.C, we take them seriously. Elderly people are most vulnerable to hip injury and broken bones, and almost anyone can sustain a serious head injury if they strike the head against a hard floor or object.

Property Owners' Duty

The most common slip-and-fall injuries occur on business premises. Supermarkets, retail stores, office buildings and even apartment complexes have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to avoid visitors being injured. If there is some danger of your slipping on some surface, striking your head, or tripping over something, they must at least warn you of that danger. You have probably seen the yellow plastic signs in English and Spanish, warning that the floor has just been mopped or is otherwise damp. This is the type or warning necessary. All too frequently, there is no warning or inadequate warning and someone is hurt.

Springfield Slip-and-Fall Injuries Attorney

Timing is frequently a factor in your potential case. How long after a box falls off a shelf in a store should someone get it out of shoppers' way removing the danger? If a piece of fruit or a liquid falls on the floor in a grocery store, how long should it take to clean it up? Tell us about your accident. We will answer your legal questions and advise you of your rights.

What We Can Do to Make Your Case a Success

Our attorneys have a long track record of success in pursuing compensation for accident victims because we know how to investigate accidents and take on major opponents, such as product manufacturers and insurance companies. If these opponents are not willing to agree on a settlement, we will not hesitate to take them to trial to get results

Start With a Free Initial Consultation

We work on contingency. That means you pay attorney fees only if your case is successful. For a free initial consultation with a Marshfield head injury lawyer, call us in Missouri at 417-413-5858 or send us an e-mail.