City's Water Leak Responsible for a Slip-and-Fall
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A local man in Shreveport, LA had made repeated calls to the City councilman
asking for help with the water leaks and again recently about his
slip-and-fall where he hit his hip. The man watched the city water crews come out in
July to mark off the problem area and has seen them remark it twice since.
The water and sewer system of the subdivision are crumbling, and its residents
want to see a resolution.
The process has been slow, and the city is addressing the city’s
water system one section at a time, so the councilman is urging patience
from the residents. In the meantime, the standing water is posing as a
mosquito breeding ground as well as of recent a slip-and-fall hazard.
A hip fracture among older people occur each year in over 300,000 people
65 and older and are hospitalized. A broken hip is the most serious fall
because it is very difficult to recover from, and more often than not
people can no longer live on their own, or it could result in death. The
CDC reports that 20-30% of falls lead to moderate or severe injuries,
95% of hip fractures are caused by falls, and one out of five hip fractures
result in death within one year of the injury.
As statistics show, a slip-an-fall can be catastrophic and have life-altering
effects on a person and their family. If you have experienced a slip-and-fall
at the negligence of someone, we suggest that you consult one of our personal
injury lawyers at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC to determine whether
or not you can hold someone liable. Our free consultation will help you
get answers you need, and we will be able to make a plan of action if
you have a claim. We serve clients throughout Missouri, and their reviews
of our service truly speak for themselves. We are available 24/7, take
the first step and
contact our St. Louis firm.