Slip & Fall Accidents in Kansas
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Slip and fall accidents can occur to anyone at any given time. Whether you’re buying groceries at the local supermarket or dining at a restaurant, you can slip or trip without warning, resulting in a fall and serious injuries. While many people often blame themselves, most of these incidents could have been prevented if it wasn’t the negligence or carelessness of the property owner, management team, or staff.
If you were recently injured in a slip and fall accident caused by a negligent party, Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC is ready to help you recover your entitled compensation. With over $400 million recovered on behalf of our clients since 1979, our Wichita slip and fall injury lawyers can thoroughly review your case and determine all of your available legal options to obtain the most favorable settlement possible.
Common Causes of Slip & Falls
Premises liability is a legal term which refers to a property owner’s responsibility to maintain a safe environment on their premises that is used by the public. When a property owner – or an employee who represents the owner – fails to take the necessary precautions to protect its visitors and customers, that owner can be held liable if someone sustains an injury.
Common causes of slip and fall injuries include the following:
- Wet surfaces
- Uneven floors
- Poor maintenance
- Icy or slippery conditions
- Defective sidewalks
- Parking lot potholes
- Torn carpeting
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$34,000,000 Personal Injury
Mason v. Texaco, 948 F.2d 1546 (10th Cir. 1991). Otis Mason died of leukemia caused by exposure to benzene, an industrial solvent and gasoline component, for which the jury awarded $34 million.
$23,600,000 Personal Injury
Darcy Aves was severely injured during birth, resulting in severe mental and physical retardation, blindness and seizures from Cerebral Palsy. Darcy’s twin sister, Danna, was born healthy. The jury awarded $23.6 million, the largest jury verdict in Kansas and one of the largest personal injury verdicts in the nation.
$15,000,000 Personal Injury
Graham v. Wyeth Labs, 666 F.Supp. 1483 (D. Kan. 1987). Michelle Graham had a severe neurological reaction to Wyeth Labs’ DPT vaccine and suffered severe brain damage. The jury awarded $15 million. Wyeth thereafter purified the vaccine.
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O’Gilvie v. International Playtex, 821 F.2d 1438 (10th Cir. 1987). O’Gilvie died from Toxic Shock Syndrome after using Playtex super-absorbent tampons. The jury’s $11.2 million verdict led to the removal from the market of Playtex’s super-absorbent tampons and addition of warnings to packaging.