At Holman Schiavone, LLC, we take premises liability cases seriously. Thousands of people are seriously injured every year because of poorly maintained property, sidewalks and walkways. Property owners are required to maintain safe, secure and properly maintained premises. When their failure to do so results in a serious injury, we are committed to helping obtain compensation for victims’ injuries.
Holding Property Owners Accountable for Slip-and-Fall Injuries
Slip-and-fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability claims. They can cause serious injuries, including spine injuries, head injuries and broken bones (commonly injured wrists, elbows and tailbones). Our Kansas City-based lawyers handle slip-and-fall cases with care and thoroughly investigate to understand the cause for the accident and identify potential avenues for financial recovery.
Every case is unique, and we will customize our strategy in your case to aggressively pursue compensation for your past, present and future damages.
Some of the common causes of slip-and-fall injuries include:
- Failure to maintain walkways
- Unmarked sinkholes at construction sites
- Lack of warning signs
- Unmarked step-downs
- Defects in the floors or stairways
- Raised carpets or floor board
- Failure to remove ice or snow
- Defective pavement or slippery areas in parking lots
We Represent Clients in All Types of Property Accidents
In addition to slip-and-fall litigation, our personal injury attorneys handle premises liability cases involving all forms of property hazards and negligence, including:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Amusement park injuries
- Negligent or inadequate security
- Inadequate lighting
- Failure to post warnings at construction sites
- Attacks by animals
We have handled several premises liability cases related to improperly stocked or secured merchandise. One involved PVC piping that fell from a shelf and seriously injured our client.
While property owners have an obligation to maintain their property, they do not have the same obligation to every possible person who may set foot on their property. A higher standard is set for an invitee or a licensee who is injured on the property than for a trespasser. Therefore, it is important to discuss your situation with an experienced lawyer to identify what your legal options are.
Our lawyers have the skill to assess the long-term consequences of your injuries and to determine the duty property owners had to protect you. We seek out all sources of recovery in premises liability cases in order to maximize the recovery you deserve.