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Southwest Missouri, Slip, Trip, and Fall Lawyer

Accidents that happen in the course of daily events often raise the most questions. Whose fault is it when someone trips on a fractured sidewalk? Does dim lighting constitute a dangerous environment? Does a wooden pallet lying in a store aisle create a hazardous situation? An experienced and knowledgeable attorney at the Law Offices of Dan Moody and Paul Wacker, L.L.C. in Springfield can answer these questions.

You don’t have to wonder whether or not you have a valid claim. We have answers.

Slip, trip, and fall accidents and other accidents that happen randomly during the activities of daily living are often confusing, because the facts that surround them vary greatly from case to case. Injuries, locations, and negligence facts and standards encompass a broad range of circumstances. Often, accident victims with significant injuries do not pursue a claim because they feel partially at fault, or they know the negligent party personally, or do not understand the intricacies of Missouri slip and fall law.

Missouri law provides for “Apportionment of Fault,” which allows injured people to share fault for their injury and still be eligible to receive needed and deserved compensation for their injuries. When you call us, we thoroughly investigate your slip and fall claim to demonstrate liability and the cause of your accident.

Causes of a slip and fall can range from minor to severe, including:

  • A wet or uneven surface
  • Broken or cracked sidewalks
  • Inadequate lighting
  • An object on a floor
  • Failure to warn of a known problem
  • Failure to post signs in a problem area

Business and homeowners’ insurance is purchased to provide protection to the injured, and we can work with you to determine your comfort level in pursuing a premises liability claim, even against a friend or relative’s homeowners’ insurance company, as well as against a business’ insurance company.

Do not “guess” whether your injuries warrant a claim.

Some of the most painful and significant slip, trip, and fall injuries are invisible. We work with soft tissue injuries, including problems involving:

  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Contusions (bruises)
  • Sprains
  • Cartilage
  • Discs (protrusions, bulging, and herniations)

Whether your accident injury happened at a business, a public byway, or a private home, we can help you determine your next steps.

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If you have been injured, contact an experienced attorney for a free consultation, and answers. We are centrally located in Springfield, across from St. John’s Hospital on Sunshine Street just east of National, next to the Mexican Villa Restaurant. Contact us today at 417-882-1933.


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