Many Wichita citizens use the cities sidewalks every day. Whether they walk or bike to work, or they take their family dog on a walk, most people use the sidewalk. Although sidewalk maintenance is up-to-date in most areas of the city, some streets are simply old and neglected. When sidewalks are not maintained correctly, a slip-and-fall accident can result in life altering injuries.
Many elderly citizens use sidewalks to get around the city, but can end up completely immobilized from an injury caused by sidewalks covered with weeds or reduced to rubble in certain locations. Winter also causes many injuries if the sidewalks are not cleared properly. When this happens, the person or company responsible for the negligence may be held accountable for the damages.
When a person slips and falls on someone else’s property and the property owner caused the injury by violating important public safety rules it is known as a premises liability case. If someone is injured as a result of unsafe property or building conditions, Kansas law gives them the right to make a claim for their damages against the owner of the property. If the sidewalk is owned by the city, the city can be held accountable for the poorly maintained sidewalks.
Since it is your responsibility to prove that a hazard existed and that it was the cause of your accident, it is important to take pictures of the dangerous sidewalk that caused your injuries. Documenting your case with photos and medical reports create a strong foundation for your claim.
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If you have had a Kansas car wreck 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 recovery. 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.
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