Browse our frequently asked questions (FAQs) for quick answers to common questions about slip and fall cases at Brown & Crouppen Law Firm.


What is the Average Slip & Fall Settlement?

Varies by case but is usually between $10,000 and $50,000

The typical slip-and-fall settlement in St. Louis and Kansas City can range from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands, even into the millions, depending on the severity, financial impact, and long-term consequences of the injuries.


How long do I have to file a slip and fall claim?

For any personal injury case, it depends on the state and other factors of the case.

The statute of limitations for slip and fall in Missouri is 5 years, meaning an individual has 5 years from the date of injury to file a claim. However, this can vary depending on factors of the case (such as whether the injury occurred on a government property).


How is fault proved in a slip and fall case?

Although some states may vary, there are 4 aspects that must be true.

To have a successful slip and fall claim, a plaintiff must prove the following: (1) A dangerous condition existed on the defendant’s premises which involved an unreasonable risk, (2) the defendant knew or, by using ordinary care, should have known of the condition, (3) the defendant failed to use ordinary care to remove or warn of the danger, and (4) the plaintiff sustained injuries as a result of such a condition.


Can I file a claim if I was injured after falling on a sidewalk?

You may be eligible to pursue compensation if the property owner acted negligently.

Many sidewalks are public, which have different considerations that falling on a sidewalk that is considered private property. Depending on the circumstances of the case, it may be possible to prove negligence and file a claim. The legal team and Brown & Crouppen can help you determine if you have a case.


Can a tenant sue a landlord?

You may be eligible to pursue compensation if the property owner acted negligently.

Many sidewalks are public, which have different considerations that falling on a sidewalk that is considered private property. Depending on the circumstances of the case, it may be possible to prove negligence and file a claim. The legal team and Brown & Crouppen can help you determine if you have a case.


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