Springfield Slip and Fall Lawyers
Don’t Face the Consequences Alone – Call Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. Today
Slip and fall accidents account for over 1 million emergency room visits each year, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of 5 falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. While these accidents may be depicted as harmless (think someone slipping on a banana peel in a cartoon), they are very serious indeed.
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you want an attorney who will take your case seriously and aggressively fight for your rights. Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. has been fighting for our clients for the last decade, and we can’t wait to put our 235+ years of combined legal experience to work for you.
Where Do Slip and Falls Occur
Slips, trips, and falls can occur wherever slippery or unsafe conditions exist. When you slip, trip, or fall on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. Our firm sees slip and fall accidents most frequently at grocery stores, retail shops, and restaurants, but they can also occur in private homes and apartment complexes. Occasionally, our clients suffer slips, trips, and falls on government-owned properties.
Sidewalks and parking lots, in fact, are common sites of slip and fall accidents. A pothole in a parking lot or crack in the sidewalk could lead to a devastating injury.
Each type of property owner owes a duty of care to its visitors, especially invitees and licensees. If the person or party responsible for maintaining the property allowed an unsafe condition to harm you, they may be liable for your medical bills, missed wages, and other expenses.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Wet and uneven walking surfaces are the leading cause of slip and fall accidents and injuries. Other hazards that lead to slips, trips, and falls include:
- Loose floorboards and mats
- Worn-out carpeting
- Recently waxed or mopped surfaces
- Snow and ice
- Defective staircases
- Stairs and ramps without handrails
- Spills or splashes (liquids or oils)
- Trash or debris on the floor
- Stray cords and electrical wires
- Inadequate lighting
- Glare on shiny floors
- Parking lot potholes
- Defective sidewalks
- And more
To win a slip and fall case, you must prove that whoever was responsible for maintaining the premises knew or should have known about the hazardous condition that harmed you.
Our Springfield slip and fall attorneys can help you prove negligence and win your case.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
The most serious injuries that come from slip and fall accidents include spinal cord injuries (SCI), hip fractures, nerve injuries, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Other common slip and fall injuries include:
- Sprains and strains
- Cuts and bruises
- Soft tissue injuries
- Fractures (broken bones)
- Dislocated joints
- Knee damage
- Wrist and ankle injuries
- And more
Any of these injuries can require medical treatment and time off work, and some of them can change your life forever. People who sustain TBIs and SCIs, for example, rarely return to their pre-accident state.
If a property owner allowed dangerous conditions to harm you on their premises, you should not have to suffer these financial and emotional consequences alone.
Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. helps ensure you don’t have to.
How Long Do I Have to File?
According to Chapter 516 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, you have 5 years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability claim or any other action involving an “injury to person.” This deadline is known as the statute of limitations, and you must adhere to it in order to preserve your right to legal action.
If you miss the deadline, the defendant can easily have your case thrown out – or the court may refuse to hear your case entirely.
As with any law, however, there are exceptions. If you have questions about the statute of limitations in Missouri, we are more than happy to answer them.
Contact Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. Today
The sooner you contact us, the stronger your case will be. We are always accessible and available for any questions or concerns you may have. Our team at Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. has been fighting for clients like you since 2010, and we would be honored by the opportunity to help with your case.
We have recovered multi-million-dollar settlements for past clients, and we can help you, too.
“My husband was in a car accident, we called Aaron Sachs, and are very glad we did! First of all, they sent someone to our home to interview my husband, so he did not have to drive all the way to Springfield to their office while he was in pain.” - Former Client
“I was rear-ended by a non-insured driver. My car was totaled and I ended up having surgery on my shoulder. I was thrilled to get a settlement way larger than I could have dreamed.” - Former Client
We make sure that we are available to answer our clients’ questions, breaking down the complex legal jargon and using plain English. There is no “one size fits all” answer — your case needs and deserves individual attention, and this is what we are prepared to provide.
Our team has over 235 years of combined experience, handling over ten thousand personal injury cases. We are committed to professional excellence in every aspect of what we do and how we do it. We have over 65 employees with an exclusive focus on injury claims.
We strive to meet our clients where they are and provide the service they need. Suffering an injury is a difficult time in an individual’s life; you need representation that understands both the worries you may be feeling and the world you are now dealing with. Let us help ensure your rights are protected.