Someone else’s negligence can have devastating effects, and the sad reality is that Indiana slip-and-fall accidents are often preventable. This is why it’s so important to determine the liable party for a valid personal injury case and defend the victim’s rights.
A successful personal injury claim can deliver the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, loss of wages, and more.
Whenever an individual is injured on another person’s property, we need to consider all of the facts. What caused the event? How was the victim affected immediately following the event? There may be reason to foresee future problems arising from the accident. The personal injury attorneys at Duepner Law can help review your situation and assess the financial damages for your injuries and emotional hardship.
Duepner Law offers free consultations for personal injury cases. There is no fee unless we recover a settlement for your claim.
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What Is Premises Liability?
A property owner has the responsibility of maintaining a safe and secure premises at all times, and failure to correct certain safety hazards could justify a personal injury claim. The premises liability branch of law is designed to hold liable parties accountable for not taking the appropriate measures to keep the property in good repair.
This body of law generally encompasses injuries due to hazardous conditions, lack of security/supervision, or negligent design.
One of the most prevalent premises liability situations is a slip and fall accident. Under this law, someone who owns or otherwise controls the property where your injury occurred could be held liable for the damages you have suffered.
A valid claim will prove that the accident happened due to someone else’s negligence. This could mean failure to maintain their stairs, sidewalks, parking lots, and the overall conditions of their respective premises. If you are dealing with the aftermath of a slip and fall accident, please allow us to review your case.
We offer a free consultation. If we take your case, you will pay nothing unless we recover an injury settlement on your behalf.
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Common Types of Slip and Fall Cases
At Duepner Law, we help our clients navigate and negotiate the legal process with insurance companies and property owners for all types of slip and fall incidents. Mitigating factors such as snow, ice, wet floors, uneven pavement and spills can often lead to accidents that should have been preventable. When you have been injured to no fault of your own, we can help you seek the compensation you’re owed.
- SLIPPERY OBJECTS ON FLOORS – Property owners are expected to have wet spills cleaned up or marked as hazards. They should also keep other items off of the floor, such as paper or small parts that can cause people to trip.
- WEATHER-RELATED NEGLIGENCE – Although we cannot control the weather, the necessary maintenance must still be followed to prevent icy spots from forming or excessive amounts of snow to collect on walkways.
- DANGEROUS SURFACE ISSUES – Slip and fall injuries can also occur from potholes in the parking lot, loose gravel or other debris around the site, uneven walkways and broken steps that have not been repaired or replaced.
- LOOSE OBJECT HAZARDS – Commercial entry mats with folded corners or bumps, loose floor tiles, and other objects that slide or roll on wheels are other common reasons why someone might file a slip and fall claim.
These accidents can happen in all types of environments, from the local gas station, a retail shop at the mall, or the parking lot outside of your office building. Slip and fall events also happen year-round, and while senior citizens and individuals with handicaps are the most susceptible, the risks on a premises can affect anyone.
When there are hazardous conditions on the premises, the parties who own or otherwise control the premises, including employers, need to take note and action to correct the problems. Yet all too often, obvious issues are ignored.
The National Safety Council’s annual reports note that more than 200,000 workers are injured badly enough after a fall to require days off work.
In extreme situations, clients may also be facing reduced earning capacity. Their injuries may lead to long-term disability and cause your future income potential to shift. There are even instances of wrongful death damages. In order to ensure that your rights are protected, please contact our office today.
Working with us is completely free if we don’t win. By taking on your case, we can help you and your loved ones secure what you’re owed.
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Compensation for Your Personal Injuries
Please do not make assumptions and dismiss your case under the belief that you have a so-called mild injury. We don’t want the mistakes or negligence that caused your injury to happen again to someone else, or lead to something even worse.
- Bruising, scrapes, and cuts
- Sprains and twists
- Broken bones and fractures
- Head or brain injuries
- Puncture wounds
- Spinal column trauma