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Slip and Fall

Determined St. Louis Attorney Seeks Justice for Slip and Fall Victims

Accomplished Missouri advocate brings claims against negligent defendants

In an instant, one fall can trigger a serious injury and prevent you from working or engaging in activities that you enjoy. Many of these incidents are caused by the carelessness of property owners and other individuals and businesses who were responsible for maintaining safe conditions. Since 1999, the Guirl Law Firm in St. Louis has helped slip and fall victims hold negligent defendants accountable by securing compensation from them and their insurance companies. Attorney James N. Guirl II has collected millions of dollars to reimburse plaintiffs for medical costs, lost wages and other available damages such as pain and suffering. Even if you’re not sure that you have a claim, we’ll review the circumstances and advise you whether a potential action exists.

Skillful litigator handles all types of premises liability actions

We handle a full range of premises liability matters in Missouri. With extensive experience in this area, attorney James Guirl can maximize the verdict or settlement you receive in actions arising from:

  • Wet floors — A spill on a supermarket floor or a dropped drink in a restaurant can cause a severe accident if not cleaned up promptly.
  • Icy sidewalks — Homeowners and businesses are responsible for clearing their sidewalks of ice and snow. Our firm performs a detailed review of the evidence to help determine if the duty of care was violated.
  • Loose handrails — In offices, stores and other locations, handrails are meant to protect individuals, but a handrail that is loose or broken can invite falls on stairs and from high vantage points.
  • Poor maintenance — Objects that are left on the ground, unseen hazards and other examples of inadequate maintenance can lead to broken bones, back problems and other serious medical conditions. If you have suffered any such injury, we take action against property owners and potential defendants who were charged with maintaining the property.
  • Dangerous surfaces — Cracked pavement, damaged floors and other dangerous surfaces might not trip up someone who is used to the property, but these conditions could create a severe hazard to an unfamiliar pedestrian.

If you are unable to work due to your fall, your medical bills and other expenses can pile up quickly. Our personal injury firm offers a free initial consultation, so there’s no risk in obtaining a qualified opinion regarding your legal rights.

Knowledgeable injury lawyer outlines the proof required to collect damages

Slip and fall injury claims require plaintiffs to demonstrate that certain elements are present in their case. First, the property owner must have a duty of care to take reasonable precautions to protect the victim from hazards when the owner invited or allowed the plaintiff on the premises. If proper care was not taken and that negligence caused the injury, then the defendant is liable for damages that can include medical costs, lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering. Missouri law allows plaintiffs to collect damages even if they are partly responsible for the incident. In these situations, the recovery would be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to the victim.

Contact a dedicated St. Louis slip and fall injury lawyer for a free initial consultation

The Guirl Law Firm handles slip and fall injury claims for plaintiffs in Missouri. Please call 314-399-8051 at any time of day or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office is in St. Louis, but if you cannot travel, attorney James Guirl can come to your home or medical facility.

 

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