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St. Louis Slip And Fall Attorney

You are shopping in a store. You went out to dinner at a restaurant—or maybe you visited a local park. But then what happened next? You had an accident where you slipped and fell. Now what? Because you were injured in a public place you may be entitled to damages. To learn more about a possible settlement, consider working with a slip and fall attorney St Louis.

For many years, the Law Offices of Joe Phillips has been proud to serve the local community with personal injury services related to slip and fall accidents. We work decisively to get the most positive outcomes for our clients – and as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Preparing a Slip and Fall Personal Injury Case

Your St. Louis slip and fall attorney will have to prove that you are less than half responsible for the injuries you sustained after an accident. How is this done? In any slip and fall accident or personal injury case, we must be able to provide evidence for the following:

  • You suffered the slip and fall injury while on the premises.
  • Your injuries were a direct result from the accident. Some injuries are very apparent. Injuries such as fractured bones would likely only need evidence from a doctor’s medical report.
  • The owner of the public place—such as the store or restaurant—was obligated to the claimant with a duty of care.
  • The landlord did not meet this duty of care. Your St. Louis slip and fall attorney must show that the landlord did not take the appropriate safety measures. However, this will depend on the circumstances involved during the fall.

What is the Duty of Care?

Wet Floor Slip and Fall

When a business opens its doors to the public, the landlord or owner has a responsibility to make sure that the premises is safe. This duty of care may seem outlandish for commercial property owners, but it is not restrictive as the landlord must give advanced notice in order to be completely liable to the public.

The owner is only obligated to take reasonable preventative measures according to the law, which includes providing sufficient warnings and providing protection against hazardous areas.

Aggressive Representation

You can rely on responsive service, aggressive representation, and strong legal direction from an experienced St. Louis slip and fall attorney. You will need these skills to seek the damages you are entitled to and need to move forward with your life after your injuries.

Contact today an Experienced Slip and Fall Attorney St Louis

Once your slip and fall attorney St Louis can provide proof that the injury resulted from the negligence of the landlord or owner, then you would have a good case to receive compensation for your pain and suffering.

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Discuss your personal injury case with a St. Louis personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Joe Phillips

About Attorney Patrick Joseph Phillips

Joe Phillips is the owner of Law Offices of Joe Phillips, where his goal is to level the playing field for individuals and families whose lives have been devastated by catastrophic injury or wrongful death, and who are facing the challenge of the legal system to obtain justice from those responsible. His years of experience in handling and trying complex cases involving medical and engineering issues allow him to accomplish his goals.


  • I give Mr. Phillips my highest recommendation. I was in a car accident I was not at fault for and had 2 years of treatment including 2 neck surgeries. Mr. Phillips stayed in close contact the entirety of my case and did not only provided me with the legal advice I needed but was compassionate, and handled my case with honesty and integrity. I would rehire him again and refer my closest family or friend to him. He made the best possible outcome out of a very challenging and hard time for me.

    Elizabeth J.

  • Mr. Phillips represented my wife in a worker comp case where her neck was injured. We initially tried to fight the workers comp insurance group on our own and was given inconsistent answers and incorrect diagnosis of her injury. The doctors became apathetic and eventually released her stating a muscular injury. At that point we consulted with Joe and followed his directions. We later learned she had 2 injured cervical disks and required surgery. Joe walked us through the process and explained the challenges we had to face. We especially appreciated his in depth knowledge and care he gave us through the entire case. Joe's experience let us know what we needed to expect, and how our case would materialize. Needless to say close to trial date the insurance company made a fair and just settlement. We can never thank Joe enough for doing what he did for Tammy. His care and interest in our situation was invaluable. Thanks again!!

    Don W.

  • Joe Phillips is not your typical lawyer. He really cares about the people he represents. With over 30 years of experience as a trial attorney, Joe has realized his true calling in life is to help those folks that are fighting for their life in an arena that is baffling to the average person. Facing the legal system with Joe Phillips at your side is sure to be your best defense. He has help several of my associates and friends. They all sing his praises!