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With a simple slip, you or a loved one can end up with a serious injury that has a life-long impact on your health and happiness. From expensive medical bills to severe financial impacts when you can’t work, an injury from a slip and fall accident can be detrimental in more ways than one.
Even though slip and fall accidents are easily preventable, they still occur all too often—typically when you least expect them. If you or a loved one has been involved in a slip and fall accident that was due to the negligence of a property owner, our Topeka slip and fall attorneys at the Palmer Law Group are here to help. Call us at (785) 233-1836 to arrange a free consultation about your possible legal options.
Experience counts when choosing a personal injury lawyer. When you choose us, you can trust that we have the experience necessary to effectively and skillfully handle your slip and fall claim. Our team of attorneys have:
We are proud to have provided distinguished legal services to the Topeka, Lawrence, and Manhattan communities since the firm’s founding in 1979. To get to know us better—and so we can learn how we can help you—you can contact us to schedule a free case review.
Slip and fall cases are complex, and fault can be hard to prove. As highly experienced attorneys who have handled numerous slip and fall claims, we understand the evidence necessary to establish liability and know how to defeat the defenses property owners use to deny responsibility for injuries. When you trust us with your case, we will:
A slip and fall accident is any incident in which a victim slips or trips on another person’s property as a direct result of the property owner or manager’s failure to maintain safe conditions. In the state of Kansas, even if you are found to have a small amount of responsibility (comparative negligence) for the accident, you are still eligible to file a civil lawsuit against the property owner.
There are many ways that slip and fall accidents resulting in serious injuries happen. Some of them include:
However your accident happened, one of our slip and fall lawyers in Topeka, KS, can determine what rights you have and who is responsible.
How much a slip and fall attorney may be able to help you get depends on the specific facts of your case, including the extent of your injuries and the damages you have suffered. Types of damages you could potentially get compensation for include:
These are examples of typical damages in these types of claims. You may be able to seek other damages as well based on all the details of your case.
Property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors. If they fail in that duty by not correcting known hazards or warning visitors about dangers and someone is hurt, they can be sued. There are three types of visitors to properties, but only the first two types are eligible for possible slip and fall compensation. Types of visitors include:
If you were injured on a property as an invitee or licensee, our Topeka slip and fall lawyers can assess your case and explain your legal options.
The following are general answers to some of the questions we have received from victims of slip and fall injuries.
Who has the burden of proof in slip and fall cases?
The plaintiff has the burden of proof in slip and fall cases. That means that it will be your responsibility (and the responsibility of your slip and fall attorney) to prove that the accident was directly caused by the property owner’s negligence.
What defenses are used in slip and fall cases?
A couple of defenses used in slip and fall cases include owners blaming victims for being inattentive to their surroundings or claiming they did not know of the hazard. Every case is very fact intensive—we will examine the evidence and work hard to prove property owner negligence.
What is the statute of limitations for filing a slip and fall injury claim?
There is a two-year statute of limitations for filing a slip and fall claim in Kansas, so you should not delay in speaking with an attorney. The clock begins running on the date of the accident or the date you discover your injuries.
Can I sue if my loved one died as a result of a slip and fall accident?
You may be able to sue for wrongful death if your loved one died. Surviving family members, including spouses, children, parents, and other relations, can sue.
To get answers specific to your case, you can speak directly with one of our slip and fall injury attorneys in Topeka, KS.
Dealing with the aftermath of a slip and fall accident can be overwhelming, especially when you’re faced with injuries that seriously affect your quality of life. It’s important that you know that, in such a situation, you are within your legal rights to pursue compensation to pay for your medical bills and other costs of the accident—and the Palmer Law Group has the expertise and determination to help you fight for the money you deserve.
Let us help you hold the negligent property owner accountable after the physical injury and emotional trauma of a slip and fall accident. Contact our experienced law firm in Topeka today at (785) 233-1836 to schedule a no-cost consultation with a slip and fall lawyer.
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]