Recently, three Wichita citizens were injured when a second-story deck collapsed. It is unknown whether the collapse happened because of too much weight or if it was a faulty structure. Although there were six people standing on the deck, only three suffered injuries. The injuries included a possible skull fracture and brain bleed, a broken ankle and a possible dislocated shoulder.
This may seem like a very unfortunate accident; however, decks do not collapse without someone having broken the rules of deck safety.
Property owners have a duty to provide a safe property or building. When they fail to keep structures safe or the structure is not built to code, people can easily slip and fall. Falls can occur inside or outside of a building and be caused by such conditions as bad flooring, wet floors, poorly lighted steps, or, in the case of outdoor accidents, weather-related or hidden hazards.
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If your property owner has failed to maintain these structures, which led to an injury, you may be entitled to compensation. The same goes for public places such as the mall. You have a right to expect safe conditions in these places. If you have been injured as a result of slippery floor conditions, read our article here.
If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury or a slip and fall injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recover. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.
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