In a recent premises liability case, James Law Group, the leading Missouri personal injury law firm, represented a woman who suffered a severe shoulder injury in a trip and fall accident while entering a building with two sets of doors.

The Incident

The client tripped on a dangerously folded floor mat after passing through the first set of doors. As she fell forward, her attempt to break the fall resulted in a violent collision with the second set of doors, causing serious and permanent shoulder injuries.


The trip and fall accident had significant impacts on the client’s life:

  • Restricted ability for self-care
  • Premature retirement
  • Diminished quality of life

Legal Strategy

James Law Group’s experienced personal injury attorneys on trip and fall accidents approached the case with a comprehensive strategy:

  1. Evidence Collection: Secured video footage proving the property owner’s negligence in maintaining safe premises.
  2. Negligence Establishment: Demonstrated the property owner’s failure to uphold their duty of care.
  3. Damage Assessment: Calculated the full extent of the client’s losses, including medical expenses, future care costs, and lost income due to early retirement.


Leveraging their expertise on trip and fall injuries in Missouri premises liability law, James Law Group negotiated a $225,000 settlement for the client. This compensation aimed to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, and the substantial life changes resulting from the shoulder injury.

Key Insights

  • Proper maintenance is crucial for preventing trip and fall accidents
  • Video evidence can be pivotal in premises liability cases
  • Minor oversights like a folded mat can lead to life-altering injuries
  • Expert legal representation is essential for securing fair compensation in personal injury cases

This successful resolution highlights James Law Group’s dedication to protecting the rights of injury victims in Missouri. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers for a free consultation.

Learn more about our attorney’s and how they can advocate for you. Contact James Law Group today.

Summary of Trip and Fall Accident

A woman was entering a building with two sets of doors. As she entered the first set of doors, the floor mat immediately through the door was folded under itself in a dangerous way.

As she walked, her foot caught on the mat, and she fell violently forward into the second set of doors. She ran into the second set of doors with her arm up, trying to break her fall. When she hit the doors, her shoulder suffered serious and permanent injuries. Her injuries would limit her ability to care for herself and forced her to retire early.

Video evidence established that building maintenance was, or should have been, aware of the mat’s dangerous condition before the woman was injured. James Law Group was ultimately able to settle her case for $225,000.

This post is meant to be a guide, not legal advice. please contact us if you need legal advice. our team is happy to help. 



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