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Lawrence Slip and Fall

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    Lawrence Slip and Fall

    Slip and fall accidents lead to serious injuries and significant financial losses. The question after one occurs is “Who pays?” Lawrence slip and fall lawyers help accident victims hold the right people accountable for causing accidents and demand every dollar in compensation that their clients are owed.


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    Why Choose Us?

    Experience and Success

    Palmer Law Group has an extensive track record of representing injury victims in all manner of incidents, from slips and falls to auto accidents. Our Lawrence slip and fall lawyers vigorously fight for every dollar our clients deserve and never settle for improper, low-ball offers of compensation. Like thousands in the past, you can put your faith in our team.

    Choosing Palmer Law Group means choosing a firm with:

    • Decades of combined experience representing slip and fall victims
    • Award-winning personal injury attorneys ready to fight for you
    • Free consultations
    • 24/7 accessibility.

    Your injuries and losses are important to our team. Let our Lawrence slip and fall lawyers fight to make you whole by pursuing the damages you are entitled to.

    Contact Palmer Law Group for a free consultation and case review. Learn what your slip and fall injuries may be worth and how our Lawrence slip and fall lawyers can help you. Call (785) 233-1836 today!

    Holding Liable Parties Accountable

    Palmer Law Group thoroughly investigates every aspect of the injury claims we receive to get to the bottom of the incident and find the liable party or parties. In slip and fall cases, liability arises out of negligence. Negligence exists when a person fails in their duty of care toward another and an injury occurs.

    For example, restaurant operators have a duty to keep their restaurant floors free from slipping and tripping hazards, such as unattended spills and clutter or debris. If a visitor to the establishment slips or trips and falls, the restaurant can be held to pay damages. Likewise, a private residence with a walkway and stairs to the front door should regularly be cleaned of snow and ice in the winter to protect visitors.

    Other examples of duties in slip and fall cases include:

    • Keeping electrical cords and cables out of walkways
    • Keeping stairs and steps maintained and repaired
    • Providing reasonable warning for slipping or tripping hazards
    • Properly lighting areas where visitors transit
    • Removing debris or clutter from doorways and exits.

    When it comes to slip and fall cases, it is important to know that property owners may also owe a duty of care to trespassers. If a property owner spots a trespasser on their property heading for a slip and fall hazard, the property owner may potentially be held liable if they do not warn the trespasser of the hazard.


    The term “damages” refers to the various forms of compensation available to slip and fall injury victims. Generally speaking, there are two types of compensatory damages: economic and non-economic damages. There are also punitive damages, which are a form of punishment and deterrence.

    Economic damages compensate for financial losses caused by:

    • Medical bills and expenses
    • Lack of income due to time off work
    • Expenses related to the injury
    • Death-related expenses when a fatality occurs.

    Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are reserved for non-pecuniary losses, including:

    • Pain and suffering
    • Mental anguish
    • Loss of enjoyment of life
    • Disfigurement and scarring.

    In other words, non-economic damages cover the intangible losses you suffer after an accident. Although they have no price tag, attorneys have formulas to arrive at reasonable dollar figures for these non-monetary impacts.

    Regarding punitive damages, they are rare and only available if the injuring party acted with willful or wanton conduct, fraud, or malice. For example, if a property owner intentionally puts oil on their front porch to cause a slip and fall, they can be held to pay punitive damages in the event of an injury.

    Palmer Law Group does not accept subpar offers of compensation from insurance companies. Our clients deserve better than that.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The questions we most often hear about slip and fall accidents are listed and answered below. Please read through the material to learn more about slip and fall cases and call us anytime for more answers.

    What is the statute of limitations for slip and fall claims?

    Kansas has a statute of limitations of two years for personal injury cases, meaning a victim’s right to file a lawsuit for compensation expires two years after the slip and fall accident occurs. There are some exceptions, such as in the case of people under the age of 18.

    How much does a Lawrence slip and fall lawyer charge?

    Slip and fall lawyers in Lawrence don’t charge a flat fee, nor do they charge by the hour. Instead, slip and fall lawyers in Kansas work on a contingency basis. They get paid a percentage of the money they recover for their clients. In other words, if you get nothing, your slip and fall lawyer in Lawrence gets nothing.

    Can I sue the government for a slip and fall accident?

    Yes. It is possible to sue the government in Kansas for a slip and fall case. However, there are special rules involved when the government is an alleged liable party, such as $500,000 damage caps and special notice requirements.

    Do I have a slip and fall case?

    In order to have a valid slip and fall case, you must have suffered a slip and fall on someone else’s property. Additionally, you must have experienced some sort of compensable loss, such as an injury. Finally, you yourself may not have contributed more than 50% of the fault to your injury or you may not sue for damages.

    Our slip and fall lawyers in Lawrence are ready to answer your questions and fight for your compensation. Don’t hesitate to call our office for help.

    Speak With a Lawrence Slip and Fall Lawyer Today!

    A Step Toward Compensation

    Everyone has seen the comedy version of the slip and fall accident. Usually, a banana peel or some oil is involved, However, in real life, there’s nothing funny about most slip and fall accidents and injuries. Instead of laughter, victims face painful injuries and recoveries as well as financial setbacks from being unable to work. Victims and their families need and deserve recompense for their losses caused by negligent property owners.

    To speak with a Lawrence slip and fall lawyer about your case, reach out to Palmer Law Group. We offer free consultations, so don’t hesitate to call (785) 233-1836 today!

    Attorney LJ Leatherman

    LJ Leatherman passionately believes in fair and dedicated representation for individuals who have been affected by automobile negligence, electrical injuries, firearm litigation, wrongful death, and third-party claims against insurance companies and all other areas of personal injury litigation. [Read More]