Trip and Fall
St. Louis and St. Charles Trip and Fall Accident Attorneys
Pursuing compensation for victims of property owner negligence
Trip and fall accidents can result in significant injury to victims. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trip and fall accident caused by another party’s negligent property maintenance, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, we represent clients who have suffered damages in trip and fall accidents occurring in St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Lincoln County.
Common causes of trip and fall accidents include:
· Cracked, broken or uneven concrete
· Loose extension cords or cables
· Tree roots or stumps
· Insufficient lighting
· Small holes in a yard
· Poorly maintained flooring
· Shelving units that extend into store aisles
· Wrinkled carpeting
· Uneven staircases
· Uneven thresholds
· Cluttered walkways
What is a trip and fall accident?
Trip and fall accidents commonly occur in settings that are unfamiliar to the victim, including retail stores, public property and private residences. In many cases, the victim catches a foot on a loose or misplaced object, resulting in a fall that causes injury.
What injuries can result from a trip and fall accident?
Trip and fall accidents can be dangerous, especially when the victim is a child. Common injuries stemming from trip and fall injuries include:
· Head injuries
· Back or neck injuries
· Soft tissue injuries
How do I know if I have a case?
Determining whether you have a case for compensation can be difficult. To successfully recover damages in a trip and fall accident case, it is necessary to prove that the property owner failed to protect the victim from harm, or that the property owner acted negligently, resulting in injuries. You must also prove that you suffered damages, or financial losses, because of the accident. Discussing your accident and injuries with a personal injury lawyer is one of the best ways to gain insight into the strength of your case.
How do I pursue compensation?
To pursue compensation for damages resulting from a trip and fall accident, you must:
File a claim –Consulting a lawyer as quickly as possible after the injury improves your chances of recovery. Your attorney will handle the process of gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses and collecting documentation supporting your claim. To begin the legal process of recovering compensation, you must file a personal injury claim, a process your legal counsel will handle on your behalf.
Negotiate with insurers – In many injury cases, the negligent party’s insurance provider will attempt to settle the case for the smallest amount possible. Your lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company to attempt to obtain a settlement that covers all of your losses, both past and future.
Prove your case in court – If a settlement proves to be impossible or against your best interests, you have the option to take your case to jury trial. During trial, your lawyer will present your case in an effort to obtain a judgment for compensation.
Discuss your trip and fall case with an experienced St. Louis County attorney
The costs of a trip and fall accident can be significant. When your injuries resulted from the negligence of a property owner, it is important to pursue compensation for your expenses. The Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp serves trip and fall victims throughout St. Louis County, Lincoln County and St. Charles County. With more than 20 years of experience, our firm possesses the knowledge needed to help you pursue compensation for your loss. Call our office at (636) 947-3600 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation review of your trip and fall case. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no fees unless you recover compensation. Google translator available.