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How to file a slip and fall claim

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of slipping (or tripping) on someone else’s property, the property owner may be held liable. Filing a slip and fall claim or lawsuit can help recover losses for damages that resulted from the accident. Here’s the process for filing a slip and fall claim: Seek medical treatment File an accident report Gather...
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How Long Does A Slip And Fall Case Take To Settle?

Slip and fall claims with clear negligence and moderate injuries often settle within 9-12 months after medical treatment is complete. Cases that involve more complicated injuries and/or commercial defendants often take longer than 12 months to settle. Each case is unique, and slip and fall cases can take several months to several years to resolve depending on several factors.  If you slipped and fell at a...
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Missouri Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Claims

In Missouri, most slip and fall cases have a 5-year statute of limitations, meaning that individuals have five years from the date of the injury to file a claim against the negligent property owner or manager. Slip and fall accidents fall under the umbrella of premises liability negligence claims. To establish and file a slip and fall claim in Missouri, a plaintiff must show the...
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Can a Tenant Sue a Landlord for an Injury in Missouri?

A tenant may sue a landlord for an injury in Missouri, but to succeed, the tenant must prove that the landlord owed a duty to the tenant. The general rule in Missouri is that a landlord does not owe a duty to their tenants and the landlord will not be liable for personal injuries caused by the dangerous conditions of the premises. The rationale is...
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Can I File A Claim If I Was Injured After Falling On A Sidewalk?

While it may seem straightforward, that question is not as easy to answer as you might think. There are many factors that go into establishing fault in slip and fall cases. To be eligible to file a slip and fall claim and receive compensation, liability must be determined. Here’s how liability is determined. The first factor is determining who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk....
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Can You Sue for a Dog Bite in Missouri?

While usually “man’s best friend,” dogs can turn into your worst enemy when they become violent. Dog bites can result in serious injuries, even death. With dog ownership on the rise due to more people being home and a decrease in dog training over the last year, there has been an increase in dog bites resulting in surgical repairs. If someone else’s dog attacks you,...
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Slip and Fall Accidents: Proving Fault

Slips, trips, falls, and spills happen every day. Sometimes they result in a minor scrape or bruise, but sometimes the injury can be much more serious, resulting in broken bones, concussions, or even death. Additionally, while some falls can be attributed to carelessness, if the fall results from a dangerous condition on the location, the injured party may be able to bring a claim against...
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Do You Have a Legitimate Premises Liability Case?

What is premises liability, exactly? How can you determine who’s at fault? When should you contact a lawyer? These are just a few questions to consider when looking at premises liability. So let’s get started! First, premises liability law is the body of law which makes the person who is in possession of land or premises responsible for certain injuries suffered by persons who are...
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