Winter is coming and the CDC estimates that medical costs for winter slip and fall injuries top $50 billion each year in the US. Below is some important information on what to do if you've been hurt in a slip and fall accident in Kansas City.
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident in Kansas City, you should consider the following:
Call 911 if the injury is serious.
Report the accident to the store manager, landlord, building manager or person in charge of the facility where you fell.
See a doctor immediately so that your injuries can be treated. Your health should be your number one priority.
Document everything, including taking pictures of the area and what caused you to fall. These photos could be very important in determining who is to blame for the accident. If you are unable to take pictures at the time of the accident because of your injuries, have a trusted friend or family member do so for you.
Contact Castle Law Office, the caring, fighting (I am not sure, but I don’t think we can say “the leading.” We have so many ethics rules that other professions don’t have to comply with.) Kansas and Missouri personal injury law firm. DON’T sign any papers with an insurance company until you have spoken with an experienced attorney.
Generally, property owners have a legal responsibility to safeguard guests from slip-and-fall injuries. That duty includes ensuring that the property is safe and regularly inspecting the property and removing hazards that pose a threat to the community. Liability for damages can be sought if the owners knew, or should have known, about the dangerous condition but didn’t warn against it or remediate the issue. A slip and fall accident can be time-sensitive, and our expert personal injury attorneys in Kansas City can help you receive reimbursement for any losses you have suffered.
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