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Slip and Fall in Kansas

David Adams May 14, 2015

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident in Kansas you need to be aware of a few things right away:  

  • There is a need to establish exactly what caused the fall and take photos if possible

  • Any recorded statement you give can, and likely will, be used against you, so generally don’t give a recorded statement until you talk to a lawyer

  • Kansas requires that the business where you fell is only liable for damages if their negligence (a known dangerous condition that was not fixed) is greater than your negligence (not keeping a better lookout for where you were going) – Missouri is quite different and less strict

  • Be sure the business knows right away about your injury – returning a day or two later to inform can become a difficult problem.  

Kansas has a 2 year statute of limitations for bringing a claim, and Missouri’s statute of limitations is often longer.