Fort Wayne Slip And Fall Lawyers You Can Trust
We can investigate your accident and help you with your injury claim or lawsuit
Slipping and falling often results in very serious injuries. Among older adults, slip and fall accidents are one of the most common, and most serious, injuries, particularly when it comes to broken hips. Anyone at any age can get hurt if they slip and fall, however. Worst of all, many of these accidents could have been prevented.
If you or a loved one sustained an injury in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your accident-related expenses. That’s why it’s important to talk to an experienced lawyer who fully understands this area of personal injury law.
Our dedicated team of trial lawyers at Glaser & Ebbs can help you every step of the way. We have more than 100 years of combined legal experience helping injury victims in Fort Wayne and throughout Indiana. As a result, we know the laws governing these types of cases in Indiana. We know which strategies often work best. When you have our legal team on your side, you can take an aggressive approach right from the start. We fight to win.
What are common causes of slip and fall accidents?
Slip and fall accidents on other people’s property often occur because the property owner failed to take the necessary precautions to prevent them. As a result, a hazardous or dangerous situation exists that caused the accident. Common examples include:
- Water left on the floor in a restaurant, bar, retail store or a public place like a stairway in a parking garage or an apartment building
- Unmarked hazards (pothole in a parking lot, for example) or another place, resulting in someone tripping and falling
- Poor lighting in a stairway, parking lot or another public place
- Loose hand railing on a stairway in a parking garage, apartment building or another public place
Whatever the cause of your slip and fall accident, make sure you seek immediate medical care for your injury. Then talk to a lawyer to learn more about your legal options.
Who pays for my injury claim?
Indiana has a fault-based insurance system when it comes to injury accidents. That means the at-fault party is responsible for compensating injury victims for all their accident-related expenses. The at-fault party can be one or several different parties in the case of a slip and fall accident. Such parties can include:
- The owner of the property where your slip and fall accident took place
- The maintenance company responsible for maintaining the property
- The insurance company or companies for the at-fault party
This is just a small sampling of some of the possible at-fault parties in your case. Each slip and fall accident is different. That’s why it’s important to have a lawyer investigate your accident to determine who’s at fault and responsible for compensating you for your injury claim.
What expenses can I be compensated for?
If someone else caused your accident, that person or business should be held responsible for your injury. This is especially true in Indiana, which has a fault-based insurance system. That means the at-fault party is responsible for compensating injury victims for all their accident-related expenses. Such expenses can cover a wide range, including:
- All past, current and future medical bills related to your injury accident
- Replacement income if you cannot work while recovering from your accident
- Lost future income if you cannot return to work due to a permanent disability
The stakes can be very high in many slip and fall injury cases. Your accident-related expenses can quickly add up to thousands of dollars or significantly more depending on the severity of your injury. You shouldn’t have to pay any of these bills. You didn’t do anything wrong. That’s why you need a lawyer aggressively pursuing the compensation you deserve for your accident-related claim.
Take a stand after your accident. Contact our law firm.
You often only have one opportunity to obtain all the compensation you deserve for your injury. You also only have a limited amount of time to get the money you’re entitled to under the law. That’s because there’s a deadline in Indiana for taking legal action. Specifically, you only have two years to file lawsuit or take other legal action after your slip and fall accident.
Make the most of your opportunity for justice. Contact us and schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm about your slip and fall injury. We don’t back down from a fight, and we fight to win. Make an appointment at our Fort Wayne office or one of our other locations in Indiana.