Businesses, landowners, and construction companies in Missouri and Illinois have a legal obligation to protect the public from safety hazards, such as icy sidewalks, wet floors, and uneven stairs. If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to damages for your injuries.

3 Common Types of Slip and Fall Claims

Slip and falls can happen anywhere, but three of the most common types of slip and fall claims result from:

  1. Dangerous Conditions
    Floors have to be mopped, and shelves have to be restocked. But when businesses or maintenance companies fail to warn the public about possible safety hazards, they can be held liable for damages.
  2. Defective Construction
    Uneven sidewalks, broken railings, and loose carpeting are just some of the types of preventable safety hazards that can result in a slip and fall injury.
  3. Inadequate Maintenance 
    Failure to address or prevent wet floors, snow, ice, and other dangerous conditions can lead to serious injuries, such as broken bones and traumatic brain injuries.

Determining liability for slip and fall accidents can be complex and confusing. Claims may involve hired maintenance contractors, government entities, and other parties besides just property owners. We have more than 40 years of legal experience in Missouri and Southern Illinois, and we know what it takes to build a strong claim.

You’re Not Alone

You shouldn’t have to pay for the costs of a slip and fall injury that wasn’t your fault. At Cofman Townsley, we’ll work with you to take care of your medical needs while we prepare your claim as if it’s going to court.

Our slip and fall lawyers want to hold the parties responsible for your injuries accountable for their negligence. Fill out a free initial consultation form or call (314) 499-1190 to get the help you need to fight back.