Slip & Fall
Columbia, Illinois, Slip and Fall Lawyer
While slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, including private property, they most often occur in grocery stores, malls, gas stations, parking lots, and other public places. Wherever a falling accident occurs it can cause serious personal injury
Columbia attorney Stephen C. Buser has more than 30 years of experience and a successful track record representing clients in Metro East and southern Illinois and Missouri who have suffered significant injuries in slip and fall accidents.
Property owners have a duty to maintain their property and avoid the existence of dangerous conditions that could cause injuries to guests. This area of law is known as premises liability and includes such types of accidents as toxic exposure, dog bite, rape and assault caused by inadequate or negligent security, and wrongful death.
Dangerous property conditions may be temporary or a situation that has been around for a long time. Temporary conditions such as snow and ice on sidewalks or parking lots of stores and other public facilities that caused a person to slip and fall down need to be investigated quickly. Even permanent conditions need to be investigated and documents before repair are made following the accident.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a falling accident, you need an advocate who will work tirelessly on your behalf, ensuring you are fairly compensated for your loss. While the insurance adjuster is working hard to protect the interests of his employer, you need an experienced personal injury trial lawyer who will work hard to represent your interests. Contact attorney Stephen C. Buser as soon as possible after your accident to ensure your rights are protected. There are statutes of limitations in every state that require a lawsuit to be filed within a given period of time. Some jurisdictions also have preliminary requirements to file a notice of injury that must be done before a law suit can be filed.
Free consultation: Contact Columbia and Metro East slip and fall lawyer Stephen C. Buser for a free initial consultation about your case. All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no costs unless the lawyer makes a recovery for you by settlement or trial.