If you would like the legal representation of one of the best St. Louis slip and fall lawyers contact us today at 314-584-4109.
Premises liability cases can be very tricky as some St. Louis law firms do not have the confidence they can win the case. At The Law Offices of Alvin Wolff, Jr. & Associates we are so confident we can win your slip and fall or trip and fall case that we are willing to work on a contingency basis. This means you do not have to pay us anything up front for our legal fees. We get paid when you get paid. For this reason both parties have incentive to win the maximum settlement.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries can be some of the most severe because an individual that slips and falls has very little to protect them from hitting the ground with a high amount of force. When getting into a car accident or truck accident there is a metal frame to protect those involved in the accident. When an individual slips they may not be able to brace themselves before their head, neck, back, arms or shoulders hit the ground.
When slipping and falling straight back the crown of the skull is in a vulnerable position. If the human skull hits hard pavement, flooring or even carpet it can cause concussions, brain damage or spinal cord injuries. If you have hit your head hard on any surface you know there is a moment of “wooziness”. The human brain is a very gentle organ. When it is jolted or bounced around in the skull long term damage can occur.
If there is ever a moment in which you do not feel 100% coherent after a slip and fall accident we strongly suggest seeking medical attention. The short amount of time shortly after this type of injury can be very important when it comes to your long term health. You may think you are fine after you “shake it off” but any type of brain injuries should be taken very seriously. If you do not have medical or health insurance we work with doctors that can help you on a lien (loan) basis which means you can get medical attention now and it will be paid after we win your case.
Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?
Slip and fall accidents are common and can happen anywhere. Most people think of slip and fall accidents occurring on linoleum or tile floors in restaurants, at retailers, grocery stores and gas stations. Slip and fall accidents are not limited to these locations. In fact, a large number of slip and fall accidents happen in stairwells or when an individual is going down steps.
If steps are wet and do not have the proper traction pads attached they can become extremely slippery and dangerous. If the owner of the stairwell has not properly installed handrails and alternative traction pads they are negligent in the duty to those using the stairs. This can happen in office buildings, car parking decks, apartment complexes and motels or hotels.
Trip and Fall Injuries
Much like slip and fall injuries, trip and fall injuries can be very severe. Trip and fall accidents tend to happen when an individual is walking and trips forward over an object, uneven curb, loose carpet, debris, cords or a broken sidewalk. While most parts of St. Louis are well maintained there are areas in which broken sidewalks are unsafe. There are also stores and retailers that have been negligent in their duty to make certain floorspace is free of debris and easy to navigate the premises. If you have been injured from a trip and fall accident and are seeking a personal injury lawyer in St. Louis, Missouri contact us today at 314-584-4109.