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Our Des Moines Firm Represents Victims of Slip and Fall Accidents

Holding property owners liable for dangerous conditions that cause slips, trips and falls

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.

The Hope Law Firm, PLC represents clients in Des Moines, West Des Moines and all of Iowa in premises liability claims involving trips, slips and falls. Our personal injury lawyers investigate what caused a slip and fall 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, disabilities, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering. If you sustained an injury, you can turn to Hope for recovery.

Proving failure to inspect the premises

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 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.
  • The milk had turned a brownish color and congealed.
  • 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 trip, slip and 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 or poorly constructed scaffolding poses serious dangers to the public.

Pursue damages for your slip, trip and fall injuries

The Hope Law Firm, PLC in Des Moines features personal injury lawyers who can help you prove your slip, trip or fall claim and recover damages. Learn more about your rights to compensation. Call us at 515.255.3559 or contact us online to schedule your free, no-risk consultation and case assessment. We take your case on contingency, meaning you pay us no attorney fees unless we obtain a settlement or win your case at trial.

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