WHY SLIP AND FALL CASES IN MISSOURI CAN SOMETIMES BE DIFFICULT TO PROVE
Tyson Mutrux: Hi, Tyson Mutrux with the Mutrux Law Firm. Today I’m discussing why slip and fall cases in Missouri can sometimes be difficult to prove. And the number one reason is that you’ve actually got to prove exactly what you slipped or tripped on. What happens sometimes if people get swept away in an ambulance, they don’t have a chance to take photographs of the scene or the substance and you lose that and you lose your case. So what you want to do is you want to give your cellphone to someone, have them take a picture before you leave so you’ll have that information.
What also makes it difficult is that you’ve got to show to the store head noticed or should have had noticed of the dangerous substance or dangerous condition so they could have fixed the problem. If you can’t prove that, you’re going to lose, an example of that might be, let’s say you’re running in a corner and a kid just dumped over a bottle of water and you slipped on it. Well, in that instance, the store did not notice of it, they couldn’t have cleaned it up. Now, even it been in the aisle for hour or two hours or three hours, well then obviously in that situation someone should have had cleaned up because they had plenty of notice.
And the last part is you better show approximate cause. You’ve got to show that whatever the substance was, it actually caused you to fall. Now that makes something like a mumbo jumbo but you actually have to prove that whatever you slipped or tripped on was the approximate cause of you falling and of your injuries.
So if you have any questions about that, give us a call at 888-550-4026 or check us out at MutruxLaw.com. Thanks for watching. Have a great day.
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