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INDIANAPOLIS SLIP AND FALL LAWYER

info graphic of slip and fall case verdictsSlip and fall incidents are part of everyday life and can take you off guard. When you are on another person’s property, you place trust in them to ensure your safety. You could hold a property owner or manager liable for your injuries resulting from a slip and fall on their property. Under well-established Indiana law, a landowner or business owner holds the duty of maintaining safe and unhazardous conditions on its premises. When pursuing a personal injury claim against a property owner or property manager, you should contact an Indianapolis slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible following the incident. A seasoned personal injury attorney could help you build a successful case against the defendant and fight to obtain fair and adequate compensation on your behalf. The person responsible for your injuries should be held accountable, and a seasoned trial lawyer can help with holding a wrongdoer accountable.
5 of the Largest Slip & Fall Verdicts

Establishing Liability For Slip and Fall Accidents

The plaintiff must prove the property owner or manager acted negligently to recover for a negligently induced slip and fall. The owner or managers owe their guest a duty to keep the premises in a safe condition, so no harm comes to visitors. A breach of this duty amounts to an act of negligence committed by the premise owner or property owner. To recover damages, the breach of duty must cause the plaintiff’s injuries. A plaintiff with a pre-existing condition may have difficulty establishing a direct connection. An experienced Indianapolis attorney could help the plaintiff establish their right to damages in their slip and fall case.
Slip and Fall Accident Facts

Factors That Lead to Slip and Fall Accidents

There are many different factors that could go into a slip and fall accident. Some of these factors relate to the person involved in the accident, while others are exclusively tied to the property itself. Most successful injury claims resulting from a slip and fall accident involve avoidable hazards on the property that were left unresolved. Some of these factors could include:
  • Broken steps or handrails
  • Spilled liquid
  • Uneven flooring
  • Bunched rugs or carpet
  • Poor lighting
  • Accumulated ice
  • Stray extension cords
No matter what causes a slip and fall, an injury victim could benefit from seeking out the opinion of a seasoned attorney. With the right approach, an injury attorney could hold a negligent property owner accountable for the dangerous conditions that exist on their property.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Some slip and fall accidents result in serious injuries, while others are relatively minor. In a best-case scenario, a person that suffers a fall could face little more than minor bruising. In more serious accidents, these injuries could be life-threatening. Some common injuries in these cases include:
The severity of a fall injury will depend in large part on which part of the body absorbs the brunt of the fall. A person that lands on their arm or leg could be at risk of sprains or fractures, but these injuries pail in comparison to head or neck trauma. An injury to the head or neck could lead to paralysis or even be fatal in some cases.
Slip and Fall Accident Statistical Breakdown

Notice of a Dangerous Condition

Notice is the key element for establishing the owner or manager breached their duty to keep the premises safe. The manager must have known of the condition and had time to remedy it before the incident occurred. There are two types of notice, actual and constructive.

Actual Notice

Actual notice arises when the owner or manager had direct knowledge of the dangerous condition. When an owner or manager has direct notice of a condition, they must remedy the dangerous condition to ensure their premise is safe.

Constructive Notice

Constructive notice is more difficult to establish as the plaintiff must establish the owner or manager should have known about the dangerous condition. Generally, this is dictated by the amount of time a condition existed before the slip and fall. The longer the condition existed, the easier it is to prove the owner should have discovered and remedied the condition. Constructive notice exists when the condition is discoverable through a reasonable search. Given the difficulty of establishing constructive notice in a slip and fall accident, the plaintiff could hire an Indianapolis attorney to help.

Comparative Negligence In Slip and Falls

Once the defendants’ liability is established, the plaintiff could have their recovery reduced for their fault in the incident. Under Indiana Code § 34-51-2-6, if the plaintiff’s negligence is greater than the defendant’s, they are barred from recovery. An experienced attorney in Indianapolis could help the plaintiff avoid comparative negligence in their slip and fall lawsuit. A defendant could establish the plaintiff’s negligence by demonstrating they failed to act responsibly. Actions that that are potentially irresponsible include:
  • Not paying attention
  • Failed to abide by warning signs
  • Wearing inappropriate footwear
  • The dangerous condition was visible

Potential Defendants in a Fall Accident Lawsuit

There are a few potential defendants in a slip and fall injury lawsuit. Ultimately, a person injured in a fall could be entitled to seek compensation from the owner of any property where a fall occurred. These lawsuits could target either the owner of a business or of private property, depending on the circumstances. It is also possible to file suit against the government when a fall occurs on public property. In addition to suing an owner, an injured party could also have the ability to file suit against the operator of the premises as well. In cases where a business leases a building from an owner, the operator of that business could be on the hook for any damages from a fall. For example, a grocery store operating out of a rented space could face liability should someone slip on spilled milk within their store.

Compensation for a Slip and Fall Claim

After a fall, there could be substantial physical, financial, and emotional costs that the injured person must endure. A personal injury lawsuit could help that person recover compensation for those costs.

Medical Expenses

Medical bills are often a primary part of a slip and fall injury claim. Even when these injuries are relatively minor, the cost of medical care could be extensive. For serious injuries, a course of treatment could result in extensive debt that only grows over time. A civil lawsuit could help recover the cost of these medical expenses.

Pain and Suffering

Compensation could also be available for a person’s physical pain and suffering resulting from a fall. While this type of compensation is subjective, these claims are typically larger in cases where the injuries are severe. Many judges award pain and suffering compensation as a multiplier of the total amount of medical bills.

Lost Wages

Many people that suffer injuries in a fall are physically unable to return to work right way. For some of them, it could be weeks or even months before they are able to draw a paycheck again. This can lead to unexpected financial hardship. By filing an injury lawsuit, it could be possible to recover compensation for those lost wages.

Filing a Slip and Fall Lawsuit on Time

State law places a time limit on a plaintiff’s ability to file a slip and fall injury lawsuit. This time limit—commonly known as the statute of limitations—is a hard deadline. In most cases, the failure to comply with the deadline will permanently end an injury victim’s chances of recovering compensation on their claim. If a slip and fall victim files their lawsuit after the deadline has passed, the defendant is likely to seek an immediate dismissal of the case with prejudice. Dismissing the case with prejudice not only ends the lawsuit but prevents the injured party from ever filing it again. Outside of some rare exceptions, the court will typically grant motions to dismiss an injury lawsuit based on a statute of limitations defense. In Indianapolis, the statute of limitations for a slip and fall injury lawsuit expires two years from the date of the fall. What’s more, the same two-year window applies to slip and fall claims that involve property damage. For example, if the plaintiff’s watch or laptop computer were damaged in the fall, they could pursue compensation for the cost of repairing those items. These claims must also comply with the statute of limitations.

Contact an Attorney in Indianapolis For Your Slip and Fall Lawsuit

If an owner’s lack of care caused your injury, do not wait to hold them responsible. You should meet with an Indianapolis slip and fall lawyer to begin your lawsuit shortly after the incident. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling slip and fall cases. We have successfully handled hundreds of unfortunate slip and fall incidents. Our legal team understands the dynamics of a lawsuit and can help your case in the best way possible. Do not relinquish your right to a potential recovery for your injuries caused by a slip and fall. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

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 We can’t change what’s happened in the past but we can fight to ensure a better future. Our skilled car accident attorneys can help protect your rights and move forward with hope and confidence. Share your story with us today and take the first step on your path to healing.

 

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Success Rate

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Results speak louder than words. We have more jury verdicts than any law firm in Indiana’s history and insurance companies know we’re not 

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Let an Indianapolis Traumatic
Brain Injury Attorney Take
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Traumatic brain injuries can present with a variety of symptoms and challenges. These may require extensive medical treatment as well as force you to make major changes in your life. These losses make you eligible for compensation.

An Indianapolis traumatic brain injury lawyer is prepared to fight for you. This includes building powerful cases that prove another party’s negligence, measuring how the incident has impacted your life, and demanding appropriate compensation from all liable parties. There is a limited time under the law to seek these payments. Contact an Indianapolis traumatic brain injury attorney today to get started on your case.

Things to Know Before Selecting an
Indiana Lawyer…

… so you can maximize your chance of securing the full and fair compensation owed to you

Not All Law Firms Take Cases to Trial

Holding someone responsible for a car accident typically means dealing with insurance companies who will fight you every step of the way. These insurance companies don’t want to spend time or money fighting in court and will look to settle quickly – often with a lowball offer. At Yosha Cook & Tisch, we have a reputation for holding insurance carriers accountable because we’re willing to take your fight to court if it means receiving justice. Insurance carriers tend to give much better offers to clients of firms that are known for aggressively litigating their cases and claims. To this point, Buddy Yosha has tried over 100 jury trials in his career – more than any attorney in Indiana’s history.

Not All Law Firms Are the Same

If a particular Indiana firm does not have a reputation for regularly litigating car accident claims, the insurance carriers will exploit this by offering you less than full value for your losses. Insurance carriers know which firms have a track record for litigating their cases – and which are legal advertisers running a settlement mill. When you only get one shot at seeking justice following a car accident, it’s crucial you avoid the billboard law firm (you know the type) that repeatedly settles claims at a discount, leaving significant compensation on the negotiating table.

Not All Law Firms Care About Your Suffering

The majority of high-volume TV law firms advertising all hours of the day are mass settlement mills. Even the exceptions to this rule fail to deliver optimal results because most of their time and financial resources are tied up in marketing campaigns. That is not us. At Yosha Law, we exhaust our energy in the courtroom or at the negotiating table. We routinely visit our clients in their homes, get to know their families, and take the time to understand how an act of negligence on the road has affected them. By adopting our approach, the judge, the jury, or the mediator, can feel our sincerity – and gives you the best chance of moving forward in life with the financial support you need to start healing.

What To Do Next…

… Contact an Indianapolis Truck Accident Attorney Today to Discuss Your Legal Options

Few incidents that can occur in your life can be as disorienting and damaging as car accidents. Not only can these incidents result in severe physical injuries, but they may also interfere with your returning to work or enjoyment of life. When this is the case, and another driver was responsible for the crash, you have a right to demand compensation.

Here’s how we can help you hold them accountable…

Step One:
Organize a free case evaluation

Car accidents are traumatic events that have the potential to change every part of a person’s life. An at-fault driver must provide full compensation for all damages resulting from their actions. Our Indianapolis car accident attorneys will help you explore your options with upfront and honest advice on the merits of your case and a breakdown of your options for seeking full and fair compensation.

Step Two:
Protect your
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Collecting compensation after a car accident requires you to prove another driver was at fault. This can include police reports, traffic camera footage, witness statements, proof of intoxication, and even working with accident reconstruction experts. We’ll help protect you during this crucial stage and ensure you are not being taken advantage of.

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Let us fight
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If you have a case, our car accident attorneys will help gather necessary evidence and guide you forward to ensure you’re not inadvertently jeopardizing your claim. At Yosha Law, we’ve recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients because insurance companies know our reputation as trial lawyers. If a fair settlement can’t be reached, we’ll take your fight to court so you can close this challenging chapter of your life and move forward with confidence.

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Auto accidents involving cars and other motor vehicles are one of the leading causes of preventable injury and death in the United States. With car crashes common, the carelessness and negligence of another driver has the potential to change your life in the blink of an eye.

 

We can’t change what’s happened in the past but we can fight to ensure a better future. Our skilled car accident attorneys can help protect your rights and move forward with hope and confidence. Share your story with us today and take the first step on your path to healing.

 

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