An icy walkway. A loose stair. A spilled jar of tomato sauce in a grocery store aisle.
These items represent small snapshots from everyday life, but they can lead to life-altering injuries, missed work, and a shoebox of mounting hospital bills. And though people are more likely to be familiar with the steps to take following a car accident, fewer people know what to do in the wake of their slip-and-fall case.
Whether it's the ice-covered sidewalk, the porch step that gives way or the slippery substance on the floor, life for the victim of a slip and fall accident can change in an instant. In the immediate aftermath of a fall, the victim can be overwhelmed by pain. Seeking medical attention to address any injuries is always the first step. Call an ambulance or have a relative or friend transport you to the emergency room or schedule an appointment with your family doctor to begin healing.
Some people will recognize that their fall was due to someone else's negligence, yet they may not know the first step to take in order to right that wrong. In a car accident, the person at fault is usually standing in front of you and writing out their insurance information. A slip and fall is much tougher to navigate.
Startled and suffering from pain, the victim can rarely identify the source of that negligence. Most commonly, it's the property owner, caretaker or another person whose charge it is to maintain an environment of reasonable safety. If you've been involved in a slip and fall accident and you're unsure of what to do next, an experienced Indiana injury attorney can help you move forward by showing you your options.
Victims might be entitled to recover payments for medical bills and pain and suffering sustained during the fall. Dealing with the property owner's insurance provider can be a long and arduous process.
Between determining fault, dealing with medical care and wrangling with insurance companies, slip and fall victims need someone on their side. The law firm of Keller & Keller can provide help to Hoosiers hurt in slip and fall accidents.
Although they may start with the smallest, simplest pieces of everyday life, these cases are often complex, Below, you'll find further information on the finer points of these types of cases, how to prevent them from happening, and how to act in the wake of a serious fall accident on someone else's property. Just click the links to view each article.
- Slip and Fall Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Part One
- Slip and Fall Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Part Two
- Winter Slip and Fall Safety Tips
Protect your rights by knowing the facts about slip and fall accidents.
The best way to learn more about your particular slip and fall case is to contact our team of experienced Indiana slip and fall attorneys immediately.