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Slip and Fall Lawyers

If you or someone you love suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident, contact a St. Louis slip and fall lawyer today. A slip and fall attorney could help you receive the compensation you deserve including coverage for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

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Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer St. Louis and Missouri

Slip and Fall Lawyer St. Louis and Missouri. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm that specializes in slip and fall injury cases. Gary Burger and associates are dedicated to recovering for and protecting the future of those who get injured as a result of dangerous property conditions in Missouri. Businesses, homeowners and property owners all invite guests onto their properties and must be held responsible for injuries caused by their unsafe property conditions. When you or a family member visit a property in Missouri that is dangerous and causes you serious slip and fall injuries, contact our aggressive slip and fall lawyers in St. Louis now at (314) 648-8348 or online for an immediate free case review.

Burger Law has helped thousands of injury victims recover well from a full range of slip and fall accident cases including collapsed decks, porches, railings and stairs. Untreated icy sidewalks, parking lots and business entryways, apartments that are not properly maintained, water or liquid on the floor of businesses, a rural property when used for ATV riding or other outdoor activities and unsafe playgrounds, among more. If you or a loved one has been involved in a slip and fall accident that was caused by a business owner, homeowner or property owner's unsafe acts, allow the Missouri slip and fall lawyers of Burger Law to fight for your recovery.


When a person is involved in a slip and fall accident, it's the property owner's responsibility to compensate them for the damages and injuries they've endured. When you allow the slip and fall attorneys of Burger Law to assist you in your slip and fall injury case, we will personally represent you and aggressively work towards getting you the largest possible compensation for your injuries. Gary Burger and associates have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for slip and fall injury victims, and we are prepared to fight for your recovery. Working with the slip and fall lawyers of Burger Law means being able to avoid insurance companies who will try and get you to settle for less. Gary Burger and his associates are committed to getting injury victims fair compensation for injuries caused by the carelessness of another person. To get started on your free case evaluation, contact Burger Law by calling (314) 648-8348 or completing our online contact form.

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“Gary and his team provided us with effective, efficient and highly professional service. Gary provides sound advice and is a trustworthy and ethical attorney. I highly recommend the team!”

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$5,000,000 Settlement - Father Killed by Reckless Truck Driver

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When to sue

Do I Have a Slip and Fall Claim?

There are a few factors that determine whether or not you should pursue a slip and fall case. To win your premise liability case, you--with the help of your slip and fall lawyer--will have to prove that you were injured because the property was not properly taken care of and that the person you are suing had a responsibility to you to keep it reasonably safe. So when it comes to bringing slip and fall case, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Were you seriously hurt in the fall?

    If your injury required extensive medical care, you may have a case against the property owner. Usually, these types of injuries will be broken bones, a dislocated back, sprained ankles or limbs, etc. You have to be injured for the claim to be a slip and fall claim. If you are bruised and the injury is very minor, your case may not be worth pursuing to a legal degree.

  2. Was the building owner acting negligently?

    Were you aware of the Hazard? Negligence is key to most slip and fall claims. If a floor was wet and a warning sign was not posted, then the building owner can be held liable for the injuries. If a sign was posted and you disregarded the warning and subsequently caused the injury yourself, your slip and fall claim will be weakened and you will have a more difficult time recovering damages.

Property Owners' Slip and Fall Responsibilities

Property owners have a duty and obligation to make sure that their property is safe from hazards and other dangerous conditions. These obligations include various precautionary tasks, such as:

  • Label recently mopped and waxed floors
  • Secure carpeting and floorboards
  • Remove debris
  • Repair potholes in sidewalks and parking lots
  • Repair safety fences and securing guardrails

If you aren't sure about the circumstances of your claim, or if the building owner did act negligently and you were hurt, call our slip and fall lawyers in St. Louis immediately at (314) 648-8348. We want to speak with you regarding the details of your case and see how we can help.

We will not stand for an unsafe property.

We will not stand for an unsafe property.

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Slip and Fall Statutes

In any slip and fall case, it is crucial to determine a person's status when they are on a piece of property because property owners have different obligations to different groups. There are three main classifications of people in a slip and fall accident: invitees, licensees and trespassers.

Invitees in St. Louis are defined in Bartel v. Central Markets, Inc. (Mo.App. 1995) as anyone who enters upon a premises with the express or implied consent of the possessor, and for some purpose of benefit or interest to the possessor or for the mutual benefit of both. Property owners have a duty to provide invitees with the highest standard of care by inspecting their property and fixing dangerous or hazardous conditions. In addition, property owners must disclose known dangerous conditions, as outlined in Harris v. Niehaus (Mo. banc. 1993), citing Restatement (2nd) Torts § 343 comment b.

Licensees are a person who is privileged to enter or remain on land only by virtue of the possessor’s consent, according to Restatement (2nd) Torts § 330; Harris, 875 S.W.2d at 225. Property owners only have a duty to warn licensees of a danger that the property owner knows about or should know about.

The last classification of people are trespassers. A trespasser—as defined by Restatement (2nd) Torts, § 329 (1965)—is a person who enters or remains upon land in the possession of another without a privilege to do so. Property owners generally are not liable for harm that caused to a trespasser. A St. Louis slip and fall lawyer could help people with their case, regardless of what class of visitor they are.

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Slip and Fall Lawyers

Every year hundreds of Missouri residents suffer injuries in slip and fall accidents in stores, businesses, malls, hotels and other public areas. These are a common type of accident resulting from a dangerous condition on someone’s property such as liquid, ice, unsecured handrails, or an uneven sidewalk that caused an injury. Many of these injuries happen because property owners fail to keep their properties safe.

Fortunately, Missouri law provides that a person who suffers an injury on another person’s property may have the right to file a lawsuit against a negligent property owner to recover compensation for their injuries. The damages you are entitled to include things like medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. In order to get true, 100% compensation for your injuries, it is important to find an experienced premise liability personal injury lawyer in St. Louis.

Burger Law's premise liability lawyers will not rest until you get the compensation that you deserve. If you suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident, contact a St. Louis slip and fall lawyer today who could evaluate your claim. Work with an adept premises liability lawyer that could investigate your accident to help you secure the compensation you deserve. We can begin working on your case as soon as you contact us. Tell a qualified attorney about your slip and fall case at (314) 648-8348.

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Real Client Testimonials!

Our slip and fall lawyers in St. Louis step up when you or someone you know visits a store, office, parking lot, or other property and are exposed to a dangerous condition that leaves you injured. We fight hard to defend our clients’ rights against the large corporations and insurance companies that so often take advantage of the injured. They use their resources and power to avoid doing the right thing because they know victims often can't afford to fight back or do not know their legal rights.

It’s our firm’s passion and privilege to fight for the rights and recoveries of our clients. Our hard work is made worth it with each excellent settlement we recover for another deserving client. Here are a few of our clients sharing their stories of success.

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Our personal injury lawyers and expert legal team are proven leaders in the complete range of personal injury claim types in the St. Louis area and locations throughout Missouri and the United States. Whether you lost a loved one in a tragic drunk driving accident, suffered a debilitating injury on the job, or were hurt by a defective product you thought you could trust, the personal injury lawyers at Burger Law have what it takes to represent claims in all areas of personal injury law.

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Everything you need to know

Common Slip and Fall Questions

Find out everything you need to know about the slip and fall personal injury claim process, your options and what to expect. Explore our answers to common questions here or call us at (314) 648-8348 to speak with one of our attorneys about your case today.

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How To Choose The Right Personal Injury Lawyer For Me

How do you determine which personal injury lawyer is right for you? As you've undoubtedly heard the disclaimer at the end of TV and radio commercials for law firms: the choice of a lawyer is important and should not be based solely upon advertisements. The key is to speak with the lawyer and de …

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How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

Do you know how long you have to file a personal injury claim? Or when the best time is to file one? Is it better to do it immediately after your accident or to wait until you know how significantly your injuries have affected your life? These are just the beginning of the string of questions t …

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What Tricks Do Insurance Companies Use To Avoid Paying Claims?

When you have a personal injury claim, be aware of the tricks insurance companies will use to try to avoid paying claims like yours. While there are some occasions where the defendant's insurance company will act in good faith and offer a fair settlement without extensive litigation, it is more co …

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