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Posted on January 12, 2016 by

St. Louis Flooding Paves the Way for Slips and Falls

During this time of year, St. Louis is normally battling all kinds of snow and ice storms. This year has been unseasonably warm and rainy, which means flooding has become a serious concern. In fact, according to a recent article on the Fox2Now website, Mayor Slay has declared a city emergency because of the flooding.

A total of thirty-six floodgates have already been closed along the Mississippi River, and more volunteers are needed for sandbagging and other volunteer work to ensure the safety of the people of St. Louis and surrounding areas. Many accidents have been reported, and there have also been several calls from people who have gotten stranded because of the rising waters.

As you know, warm weather in the winter months doesn’t last very long in St. Louis. It won’t be long before a cold front starts to move in, which can quickly freeze the water that’s left over from the flooding. Slips and falls will become prevalent at that time because of the fact that many business owners might not be prepared to handle the quick change in the weather. Even so, if you’re the victim of a slip and fall, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries, and a St. Louis slip and fall attorney can help you.

If you’re injured in this type of accident, contact a St. Louis slip and fall attorney to learn about your options.