Slip & Fall Accident

St. Louis Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers

Property Owners Can Be Held Accountable for Slip & Fall Injuries

Although many people think lowly of slip and fall lawsuits, the truth is that slips, trips, and falls can be devastating. They can easily result in traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, orthopedic injuries, and other serious injuries. Sadly, they are also very common: Per the National Floor Safety Institute, falls constitute 21.3% of all emergency room visits in the United States. About 12% of these falls are classified as “slip and falls.”

On the bright side, individuals injured in slip and fall accidents often have the right to recover compensation from negligent property owners and managers. If you have found yourself among the many slip and fall accident victims in St. Louis, why not exercise this right? Our attorneys at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm firmly believe that no one should be left grasping for straws because a negligent party injured them. That’s why we will aggressively advocate to recover the full amount of compensation owed to you.

Have you been injured in a slip and fall accident? Call (314) 701-7722 to get your complimentary consultation with a seasoned trial lawyer.

Missouri Slip and Fall Laws

State law requires property owners to take care in safeguarding lawful visitors, guests, and invitees on their premises. This includes both repairing any safety hazards promptly and, until they are fixed, warning of their presence. Therefore, the blame for a slip and fall accident tends to fall on the shoulders of the property owner or manager.

Safety hazards and dangerous conditions that may cause a slip and fall include but are not limited to:

  • Uneven flooring/carpeting
  • Broken steps
  • Poor/low lighting
  • Broken or otherwise unsafe stairways
  • Wet, slippery floors
  • Icy floors and walkways
  • Obstructed walkways, such as by cables or wiring

Deadlines for Filing a Slip and Fall Lawsuit

According to Missouri Revised Statutes § 516.120, those injured in slip and falls have five years from the date of the accident to file suit. However, a case tends to weaken over time. The memory of the victim will likely fade, as well as those of any witnesses. It will also be harder to recover evidence as the years pass. It is, therefore, recommended for a victim to take legal action while the incident is still fresh in their mind.

Trust Our Award-Winning Team to Advocate for You

Our St. Louis slip and fall accident lawyers at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm have won millions of dollars in compensation over the years. We will work to recover you compensation for the damages you have suffered, such as:

  • Hospital bills
  • Medical treatment
  • Short- and long-term disability care
  • Loss of earnings, past and future
  • Pain and suffering

We have extensive experience in handling slip and fall cases, and we know our way around federal, state, county, and city building codes. Our team can identify which building code violations played a role in your slip and fall accident. We also have a network of security, safety, and medical experts to consult, if needed. Let our firm—acclaimed by Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, The National Trial Lawyers, and others—fight for you.

To book your free case review with a St. Louis slip and fall accident attorney, contact The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm online today.


  • Unwavering Dedication

    We will fight for a just outcome on your behalf, and won’t give up in the face of difficult or unexpected challenges.

  • A Record of Proven Results

    Over our hundred years of combined legal experience, we have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients.

  • Respected in Our Community

    When attorneys need an attorney, they call us. Over 200 attorneys routinely refer clients to our capable & qualified team.

  • Compassionate Advocacy

    We genuinely care about the outcome of your case & commit to standing by your side every step of the way. 

  • Committed to Our Clients

    We pride ourselves in going the extra mile to make all of our clients feel comfortable, well-informed, and secure.

  • Clear Communication

    Our attorneys are committed to actively listening to our clients and to setting realistic, justifiable expectations.

Get The Help You Need

If you are interested in learning more about our law firm or want to schedule a free case evaluation, we encourage you to get in touch with our team today.


Millions Recovered For Our Clients
  • Car Accident $16,550,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a family of four involved in a single car wreck in a highway construction zone.

  • Wrongful Death $5,900,000 Verdict

    Verdict for the wrongful death of a woman as a result of the negligent failure of a pathologist to diagnose histoplasmosis.

  • Hospital Negligence $5,400,000 Settlement

    Settlement involving the failure of doctors at an east-central Illinois hospital to diagnose and treat a brain abscess.

  • Medical Malpractice $4,000,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a medical malpractice claim in downstate Illinois.

  • Tractor Trailer Injury and Death $2,400,000 Settlement

    Settlement for an Illinois tractor trailer injury resulting in death.

  • Medical Malpractice $2,100,000 Settlement

    Settlement for North Central Illinois medical malpractice case.

  • Truck Accident Resulting in Eye Injuries $2,000,000 Settlement

    Settlement of an accident involving a delivery truck with a pickup truck.

  • Negligent Care $1,750,000 Verdict

    Verdict for a case involving negligent podiatric care provided to the manager of a fast food restaurant.

  • Product Liability $1,750,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a man who lost both legs in a baler that had been improperly modified.

  • Hospital Negligence $1,245,000 Settlement

    Settlement for the failure by emergency room doctors to diagnose occluded carotid arteries and the stroke suffered by the patient as a result.

Hear From Our Clients

The Opinions That Matter Most
  • “I highly recommend Bill Tapella to anyone in need of an honest hardworking attorney that can get the job done and find your closure.”

    - Betty “Jane” B.
  • “When I got hurt, I almost lost everything. Bill Tapella was there for me and helped me put my life together.”

    - Brenda M.
  • “Bill is very hard-working and he has a great team as well. They go above and beyond.”

    - Donna S.


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