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Slip and Fall? Who's Responsible?


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9/26/2012
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After you've just received devastating injuries from a Kansas City slip and fall accident, there are probably many questions going through your mind.

You're likely replaying the situation in your head, wondering how you missed the hazardous area that caused you to fall. You know that after this accident, you'll want to seek compensation from the party who caused the danger, but you may not know where exactly you should turn to find this compensation.

This is a common question, and one that a Kansas City slip and fall attorney can help you answer.

Here are a few of the most common responsible parties or entities where you may need to seek compensation:

Property Owners, Managers, and Landlords.

  • These are the people who are on site and who are responsible for overseeing the safety conditions of the store or area they operate. They're the parties most often responsible for the dangerous conditions and may be the ones liable for your slip and fall accident.

Service Providers

  • In some cases third party providers, such as janitorial services or construction companies, can be at fault for not properly marking the area where they're operating. The liability of third parties is not always obvious, but with the help of the property managers and your Kansas City slip and fall lawyer, you can determine whether they're at fault.

Government Entities

  • A slip and fall in a government location, such as a public library or school, can lead to compensation coming from government entities instead of the staff on site. Government entities are most commonly liable because of poor design or improper maintenance issues.

After you've been injured in a slip and fall accident in Kansas City, don't try to solve your case alone. Instead, reach out to our experienced team at Castle Law Firm to help you with the confusing details - like who's responsible - and other important factors you need to consider to help you get a fair settlement.

 



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