Catastrophic Dangerous Condition Attorneys
Serving Kansas City, Independence, Blue Springs & Lee’s Summit
The Horn Law Firm, P.C., has dedicated a significant part of our legal practice to representing individuals throughout Kansas City and surrounding areas who have been injured because of dangerous property conditions. These cases are called premises liability or slip-and-fall cases.
In some instances, the injuries that victims suffer in these accidents go beyond cuts, bruises or minor fractures. They can often involve severe head and brain injury, spinal cord injury, loss of limbs, burns or even death–catastrophic injuries that are devastating to families.
We take these cases seriously. We work swiftly and diligently to investigate and litigate these matters and to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for our clients. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury due to dangerous conditions on another person’s property, or if you have lost a loved one to this type of accident, we want to help. Contact us right away through our toll-free number or online contact form. We can discuss your case in a free initial consultation.
What Are Dangerous Conditions?
Under Missouri law, the owner of property or an individual who has the actual control and possession of the property can be held liable when another person suffers an injury due to dangerous conditions on the property. One of the first steps in proving such a claim is showing that a dangerous condition existed on the property.
At The Horn Law Firm, P.C., we will investigate your case thoroughly to determine the condition that led to the catastrophic injury in your case.
These conditions could include:
- Uneven, cracked or ice-covered sidewalks
- Poorly lit and maintained parking lots (including those that haven’t been cleared of ice)
- Broken stairs or stairways that have missing handrails
- Escalators or elevators that are not operating properly
- Wet or cluttered floors (such as aisles at a retail store or in a restaurant that have stacked merchandise or spilled food or liquid)
- Playground equipment that is in poor condition (such as rusty, jagged edges or ropes or chains that break)
- Potholes or loose gravel in driveways
- Faulty or loose wiring that can cause electrocution
- Leaky gas pipes or propane tanks that can cause explosions
- Negligent supervision (such as at a nursing home or other senior care facility)
- Negligently secured premises (for instance, a lack of adequate security at an apartment complex or shopping mall where there has been a series of reported violent crimes).
In each of these situations, the owner or person in control of the property has a duty, using ordinary care, to identify the dangerous condition and use ordinary care in fixing the condition or warning others of the danger. If these steps were not taken, and you suffered a catastrophic injury in a slip-and-fall, fire, explosion, electrocution or other type of accident as a result of this negligence, then you would have a valid claim for compensation.
Compensation for Victims of Dangerous Conditions
The Horn Law Firm, P.C., legal team works efficiently and effectively to investigate cases involving those who suffer catastrophic injury from dangerous property conditions. We can take photos of the accident scene, research records, interview witnesses and consult with experts who can help us to reconstruct how the accident occurred.
We also fully examine the extent of the catastrophic injury that you or a loved one may have sustained. We work closely with medical experts in fields such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, orthopedics, physical therapy, rehabilitation and life-care planning. By drawing upon these professionals’ expertise, we can assess the nature of the injury and the care that will be required to help you or your family member live as normally as possible in the future.
We take an aggressive approach to dealing with insurance companies. We will seek full and fair compensation for your past and future medical expenses, lost past and future wages, pain and suffering and other losses. In cases in which allowing a dangerous condition to exist was especially reckless, we may seek punitive damages as well.
Depending on where the accident occurred and who is responsible, we may seek workers’ compensation benefits or funds through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. For instance, a workers’ compensation claim may be appropriate if the injury occurred at work. A personal injury/wrongful death claim would be the path to relief if the injury resulted from the negligence of a business owner whose property you were visiting.
Our Lawyers Help Victims of Catastrophic Injuries Caused by Dangerous Conditions
The first step towards securing compensation in your catastrophic injury case is to contact an attorney with experience in this area of the law. At The Horn Law Firm, P.C., we can put our years of experience in premises liability, slip-and-fall and work injury cases to work for you.
We always provide free initial consultations. Our goal is to learn more about your case, explain the process of dealing with insurance companies and map out a strategy for seeking the relief that you and your family need and deserve.
We can schedule a consultation with you right away, including meeting you at the hospital or in your home. Simply call us today toll-free or contact us online to get started.