Branson Accident Law Firm Profile
In addition to our seven trial attorneys, Roger Johnson, Scott Vorhees, Patrick Martucci, Cephus Richard, III, Brian Johnston, Joseph Weidhaas, and Erin Vorhees collectively licensed across Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, and California, Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci features a team of experienced staff persons in our Branson, Missouri office.
Branson, Missouri is one of the nation’s top entertainment capitals. We have the pleasure of hosting over 8 million tourists every year, which is more than any other city in Missouri and most cities across the nation. Unfortunately, with this number of people, many accidents occur each year. Many times trip and fall accidents are caused by the negligence of others. While we hope that your visit to Branson is a safe one free of injury, if you do fall because of a problem or defect caused by the property owner, you are entitled to compensation for your medical bills and your injuries. Many common falls occur because the walkways were not designed to handle the heavy traffic from all of the tourists, or steps and changes in elevation are not correctly marked or graded according to proper building codes.
It is important to hire an attorney who has experience with proving cases of building code violations and who have access to professional engineering experts who can prove that the walkways were unreasonably dangerous or improperly constructed. The Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci law firm has the ability, confidence, and experience to handle all fall claims.
Also because of the number of tourists, many times businesses that provide drinks or food do not have sufficient staff to inspect and clean up spills before other customers encounter the spill. Slip and fall accidents in public places are one of the most common fall occurrences in Branson, MO. Business owners that sell beverages or allow beverages on their property know that slipping on spilled substances is a common cause of injury, and they should have policies in place to protect customers. The law implies that the owner was on notice of a hazard if the spilled liquid had been on the floor long enough for someone to notice it and clean it up. Regardless of whether or not the owner actually knew that the spill occurred, if they do not have a policy in place for employees to inspect for such hazards they can still be held responsible.
Many times these cases are defended by blaming the injured person for not watching where they are going, or blaming some other customer for spilling the liquid without the owner having enough time to clean up the mess. It is important to hire experienced attorneys who can hold businesses responsible for these types of injuries.
All businesses should have wet floor signs out after mopping or after spills are cleaned up, and all employees should be instructed to look out for the safety of their customers.
Branson, MO is home to a large number of pedestrians walking through driveways and across busy roadways. Unfortunately, every year too many pedestrians are hit by cars. Branson has a large volume of walking traffic and therefore has a higher number of pedestrian-car accidents. We hope that your stay in Branson is free from any injury, but if you are injured in an automobile accident, whether on foot or by car, it is important that you take some basic steps LISTED HERE.
Because Branson is a tourist town, many of the people who get injured are visiting and reside outside the area. It is important to have a local law firm represent you in the area where you have been injured, because if you are from a different state the laws may be different in your home state.
Further, if an out of state client hires an attorney from their home state who is not licensed to practice law in Missouri, that attorney will have difficulty effectively negotiating a settlement of your case because the insurance company will know that a lawsuit cannot be filed by an attorney without a Missouri law license. Without the threat of litigation, the value of your case can be significantly reduced.
Frequently we arrange for clients to visit with us by telephone or through videoconferencing or google video chat that we have available in our office so that they do not have to travel back to Branson in order to get one-on-one interaction with an attorney. Not only are we local and have access to the local courts, we are also familiar with and personally know most of the insurance companies and adjusters in this area. This helps us negotiate your case promptly, and our reputation is known to the insurance adjusters we deal with. Many times we are able to settle cases without the need for a lawsuit.
Whether you are from Florida, New York, or California, we can handle your case if your injury occurred in Branson, Missouri.
The accident lawyers at Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci handle auto accident, truck accident, slip and fall, and all types of injury cases in Branson, Battlefield, Aurora, Table Rock, Bradleyville, Harrison, Shell Knob, Blue Eye, Eagle Rock, Sugar Creek Township, Hollister, Bull Creek, Rockaway Beach, Marriam Woods, Coney Island, and Mark Twain National Forest. Call 1-866-836-0100 for a free consultation with an experienced Branson accident attorney today or fill out our free case consultation form.