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Slip and Fall Lawyer in Greater St. Louis, MO. Accidents can happen at any time and for any reason, but the majority of slip and fall accidents are entirely preventable. It's for this reason that if a resident of Missouri or Illinois slips and falls while on another person's property, such as a grocery store, restaurant, or retail establishment, and the owner's failure to maintain a safe and clean environment for the general public caused the accident, the injured party is often able to sue for damages. If you have suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident that was caused by a property owner's negligence, Gene Hou and the St. Louis Slip and Fall Lawyers at the Missouri Injury Law Firm can help. Our aggressive legal team understands how frustrating it is to suffer harm because of a property owner's negligence and are dedicated to making sure that slip and fall victims in Missouri have access to hard-hitting legal representation. If you are considering bringing a suit against a property owner for your injuries caused in a slip and fall accident, call 636-333-1717 or contact Missouri Injury Law Firm today for a free case review and consultation with our Slip and Fall Attorney in St. Louis.
Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents
In 2016, more than 34,673 people died in slip and fall accidents in the U.S. While responsibility for slip and fall accidents that happen at home falls on the homeowner, if someone is injured while on another person's private property, or public property, by preventable circumstances, the property owner is liable for the injured person's damages in both Missouri and Illinois.
Laws in Missouri and Illinois state that property owners are required to use reasonable care when others are on their property and either a) maintain a safe, clean, and hazard-free environment, or b) warn guests of potential hazards on the property. If a property owner is negligent and doesn't do anything to prevent harm from being done to guests of their property, and someone is injured or killed because of the property owner's negligence, the owner of the property is liable for the victim's damages.
Under Missouri's statute of limitations, victims can recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and loss of affection within five years of the date that the accident occurred, subject to the amount of fault (if any) that they had in causing the accident. In Illinois, you have two years from the date your accident occurred to file a lawsuit and collect damages.
Slip and Fall Lawsuits in Missouri and Illinois
Whether caused on the job, or while on someone else's property, hundreds of people are injured every year in unintentional accidents, including slip and falls, in Missouri. According to the World Health Organization, falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional deaths in the United States.
If you or someone you love has suffered severe injuries in a severe workplace slip and fall accident, or while on another person's property, you could be entitled to compensation for the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Mental or emotional distress
- Loss of income
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
Speak with a Slip and Fall Lawyer in St. Louis Now
Deadlines for filing a slip and fall claim in Missouri and Illinois can be difficult to figure out. The laws relating to premises liability, slip and fall regulations, and when you have to file your claim vary in each state. However, with the Missouri Injury Law Firm representing your slip and fall case, you can be confident that your case is taken care of. Gene Hou and the St. Louis Slip and Fall Lawyers at Missouri Injury Law Firm are passionate about making sure that you and your family are stress-free while they fight for the most compensation for your injuries, and are always available to answer any questions that you might have about the litigation process.
Gene Hou has represented the cases of countless slip and fall victims in Greater St. Louis and strives to recover the maximum amount of damages for each of his clients' cases. Having worked both for an insurance firm and in private practice, Gene understands just how insurance companies make decisions when it comes to personal injury claims and uses this experience to help Missouri and Illinois residents earn the compensation they are entitled to receive. His intelligence, commitment to personal service and strong record of success makes him the leading choice of Missouri and Illinois residents for slip and fall legal representation.
For more information on how the St. Louis Slip and Fall Lawyer at the Missouri Injury Law Firm can tackle your slip and fall case against a negligent property owner, and recover the most compensation for your family's pain and suffering, call 636-333-1717 or contact Missouri Injury Law Firm now to schedule an immediate case review or consultation with our Slip and Fall Attorneys in Greater St. Louis.