Des Moines Slip & Fall Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorneys Serving All of Iowa
Unexpectedly sliding on or tripping over something can result in serious injuries. For this reason, the property owner has a duty to maintain the premises in a safe condition and to warn visitors about potential hazards. You deserve compensation from a property owner who breached this important obligation.
Hope Law Firm represents clients in all of Iowa in premises liability claims involving trips and falls and slip and falls. Our Des Moines slip and fall lawyers can investigate what caused an accident and collect evidence to link the accident to the injuries.
We pursue the maximum possible damages to cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Diminished future earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
If you sustained an injury, you can turn to Hope Law Firm for recovery. Call (515) 298-5056 now to get started with a free initial consultation.
Proving Property Owner Negligence
Businesses are responsible for injuries caused by unsafe conditions about which they knew or should have known. Owners have an obligation to regularly inspect the premises, to repair dangerous conditions, and to warn customers until the problem can be rectified. Defendants commonly claim that they did not know and had no way of knowing about the hazardous condition. Our law firm counters the defense with strong evidence to the contrary.
For example, if you slipped on spilled milk in the grocery store, we might present photographs and eyewitness testimony about the accident scene that show how long the milk was on the floor. Such evidence might show that: the milk had spread outward, that it had turned a brownish color and congealed, and that people walked through the liquid.
Our lawyers strategically use evidence of the length of time a dangerous situation persisted to prove failure to inspect the premises, one of the primary elements in a premises liability claim.
Typical Slip & Fall Accidents
If businesses fulfill their duty to inspect their property and perform regular repairs, dangerous conditions are usually quickly noticed.
Trips, slips, and falls often result from:
- Icy steps and sidewalks
- Spilled liquids in supermarket aisles
- Slick material used to construct floors
- Cracked and uneven pavement
- Unattached rugs
- Electrical cables strewn across walkways
- Obstructions left in the paths of customers
- Broken stairways and railings
Businesses are responsible for keeping objects from toppling and falling on people. An over-stacked shelf, an unsecured AC unit, and poorly constructed scaffolding pose serious dangers to the public.
Determining Your Status
A premises liability case is based on your status as a visitor on the property on which you fell.
Visitors are classified as:
- Invitee: An individual invited onto the premises to shop or eat is called an invitee.
- Licensee: House guests or persons invited onto the premises for reasons other than business are licensees.
- Trespasser: Someone illegally present on the property of another with no invitation is a trespasser.
Wherever you slipped and fell, you can count on our Des Moines slip and fall attorneys for strong, knowledgeable representation.
Thousands of cases successfully handled for our clients.
We take an aggressive approach & have a proven track record.
We treat you with compassion, honesty, dignity and respect.
Andy was wonderful!- Gabi P.
Jennifer did a wonderful job for my son in his custody case and continues to help when problems arise.- Ruth M.
I would trust Andi with my case again and recommend her to anyone that is going through a similar case.- Michelle
Hope Law Firm is a phenomenal group and I would recommend to anyone!- Kristina H.
I have and will always tell friends and family what a wonderful job Jennifer at Hope Law Firm did for me.- Douglas M.