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Evansville Slip and Fall Lawyers

We’ve all had the uncomfortable moment where we trip on a tiny crack in the pavement or the invisible line on the carpet. Those are understandable, but sometimes there are actual dangerous conditions that cause us to fall hard and really get hard.

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Jean Mayberry

Noah did an amazing job! He was very informative and thorough in all the processes of the injury lawsuit. I would highly recommend him.

Daniel Farris

Neil Chapman took care of everything for me. If I had any questions they answered them and got back with me quick. If I had to recommend anyone in town I would recommend them. I’m very happy with the way they took care of my case and me. If your looking for a good law firm then they are the ones to go to. I hope this help anyone who needs them.

Brina Vidal

Steve Thomas has been my go to attorney for any of mine or my families legal needs. I also suggest Steve to my clients who feel they have been wronged by the insurance companies. He is conscientious and professional in everything he does!

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Slips, Trips and Falls

If your slip, trip, or fall is a result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your suffering. You’ll need to prove that the accident was indeed the fault of another. There are several ways to do this: photographs of the hazard at the time you fell, eyewitness testimony of the incident, gather as many names and phone numbers of people who saw what happened or observed the hazardous conditions, private investigation of the whole matter. This may include a doctor’s report of your injury, including forensic evidence of the cause of injury.

If you or a loved one have been hurt by a slip, trip or fall call our office today, and we can look into what your options might be. We can’t make right what has happened, but you may be entitled to compensation for what you’ve endured. Call Chapman Injury Lawyers today at (812) 461-6261, and we can have a free and confidential discussion about your case.

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Jean Mayberry

Noah did an amazing job! He was very informative and thorough in all the processes of the injury lawsuit. I would highly recommend him.

Daniel Farris

Neil Chapman took care of everything for me. If I had any questions they answered them and got back with me quick. If I had to recommend anyone in town I would recommend them. I’m very happy with the way they took care of my case and me. If your looking for a good law firm then they are the ones to go to. I hope this help anyone who needs them.

Brina Vidal

Steve Thomas has been my go to attorney for any of mine or my families legal needs. I also suggest Steve to my clients who feel they have been wronged by the insurance companies. He is conscientious and professional in everything he does!

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Do I Need a Slip and Fall Lawyer?

Compensation after a slip and fall accident may be obtained through a negotiated settlement or by litigating a personal injury claim. Dealing with an insurance company or going to court can be stressful, so contact an attorney with the right experience to help you.

An Indiana slip and fall attorney will be able to answer all of your questions and seek compensation on your behalf, so can focus on your health and recovery after the fall. A lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company for you and work toward a fair settlement. A lawyer can investigate all the facts and evidence of your accident to build a strong case, interview witnesses, subpoena evidence, and do all that is needed for the best claim possible. If your case goes to court, a lawyer can file all necessary court motions and pleadings, argue in front of the judge and jury, and effectively present your evidence during a trial.

Because slip and fall injuries can be severe and require medical treatment, you could face significant financial loss if you do not take action to get the compensation you need and deserve. A slip and fall lawyer will be there for you every step of the way, protecting your right to full compensation for all your losses.

Why Choose Chapman Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?

Our Indiana slip and fall attorneys know how physically and emotionally traumatic these accidents can be. We are ready to help you fight for the financial compensation you need to move on with your life. Our slip and fall lawyers have extensive knowledge of the Indiana premises liability laws about slip and fall cases, and we understand what it takes to win full and fair financial awards for our clients.

Types of Slip and Fall Cases We Handle

At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we handle many different kinds of slip, trip, and fall cases that are caused by a wide array of factors. We handle slip and fall accidents that occur at any hazardous area on private or public property, including but not limited to:

  • Sidewalks – Cracks in the concrete and gaps between segments can cause sidewalks to become uneven and cause someone to trip and fall.
  • Parking lots – Lots that are not maintained and are poorly lit can pose a risk. Lots not cleared of ice and snow are especially dangerous.
  • Stairs – Worn-out or loose steps and broken handrails should be repaired or replaced before someone trips and falls. Stairs need to be well lit and free of clutter.
  • Retail shops and stores – Cluttered aisles and unattended spills can cause customers to slip and fall.
  • Restaurants – Dining establishments can have many fall hazards for both customers and employees with wet floors, spills, and clutter, to name a few, leading to slips, trips, and falls.
  • Theaters, stadiums, and arenas – Uneven or slippery floors, crowded aisles and stairways, poorly maintained bleachers, garbage and debris, and other problems at concerts, sporting events, and other performances pose a slip and fall risk.
  • Job sites – In 2017, about 228,000 workers missed work because of injuries from slips, trips, and falls in the workplace, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and nearly 900 workers were killed in such accidents.
  • Nursing homes – Every year, thousands of older adults living in nursing homes are seriously injured or die from fall-related injuries. Fall victims often suffer hip fractures or traumatic brain injuries that can result in permanent disability. Each year 30% of people over the age of 65 will suffer a fall, 10% of which will result in a serious injury, according to The National Institute on Aging.

While some slip and fall hazards are inevitable, they are typically not permanent. Premises liability law recognizes hazards and states that property owners or managers should either fix or remove them promptly or post a warning sign (i.e., Caution: Wet Floor) that communicate the risk to everyone present.

Some of the most common causes of slip, trip, and fall hazards include:

  • Snow and ice – In cold regions of the country, like Indiana, property owners must remove snow, ice, and sleet promptly.
  • Slippery/wet floors – Spills should be cleaned up as soon as possible. Signs should warn people when floors are slippery due to wetness, polishing, waxing, or if the flooring materials are slick, such as ceramic tiles and marble.
  • Debris and clutter – Store aisles, building walkways, and other areas where the public passes through should not be blocked by equipment, merchandise, trash, etc.
  • Damaged or loose flooring – Uneven surfaces of damaged tiles, floorboards, mats, and carpet can cause trips and falls.
  • Trenches and potholes – If holes in the ground are left open due to construction or maintenance work, there should be warning signs or fencing in place.

Indiana property owners have a legal duty to maintain their property in a safe condition or to warn visitors of any hazards that exist. At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we are ready to hold negligent property owners accountable when they fail to meet this obligation, and it leads to a slip and fall accident.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Slip and Fall Cases

Below are some common questions we hear from clients regarding slip and fall accidents. We hope you find the following information useful. If you have any questions about your particular slip and fall case, please do not hesitate to reach out to the experienced and compassionate Indiana personal injury attorneys at Chapman Injury Lawyers by calling (812) 461-6261.

What compensation might I be owed for in my slip and fall claim?

You may be compensated for a range of damages, such as medicals bills relating to your injury, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering. An experienced slip and fall lawyer will ensure that you receive full and fair compensation in all the areas that apply to your unique case.

How much is my slip and fall case worth?

During your free initial consultation, an experienced slip and fall attorney at Chapman Injury Lawyers will be able to answer all your questions and explain the details when it comes to the value of your case. It is difficult to give an exact figure because your case’s value might fluctuate as your losses continue to grow. As medical bills piles and lost wages change, so does the value of your slip and fall case.

One reason some slip and fall cases are worth more than others is because injuries vary in severity. Cases with severe injuries requiring extensive medical treatment are likely to yield more compensation than those with less severe injuries. While we are not able to give you an exact dollar figure of the worth of your case, know that if you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall incident, Chapman Injury Lawyers is committed to recovering the full and fair compensation you deserve after your accident.

Should I respond to questions from an insurance adjuster or insurance company?

No. It is almost always not in your best interest to speak with an insurer without having first consulted with a skilled slip and fall lawyer about the details of your case.

If I slip and fall at work, can I sue my employer?

Typically, you cannot sue your company if you slip and fall while at work. Injuries suffered on the job are usually covered under Indiana workers’ compensation laws, which allow employees to get medical treatment and collect a portion of their wages during their recovery. If your accident was caused by the negligent or intentional acts of a third-party (like a contractor, property owner, or other entity), you could be eligible to file a third-party injury claim in addition to claiming worker’s compensation. Contact an experienced attorney to discuss your legal rights and options.

Contact An Indiana Slip and Fall Lawyer

Insurance companies handle thousands of claims each year. They treat you like a number. At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we treat you like family. We take care of your case so you can take care of you. We represent people on a no recovery–no fee basis. This means we front all the costs of taking on the insurance company and if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us anything. We are always available to discuss your injury case with you. Call us at (812) 461-6261 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

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Insurance companies handle thousands of claims each year. They treat you like a number. We treat you like family. We take care of your case so you can take care of you.

We represent people on a no recovery–no fee basis. This means we front all the costs of taking on the insurance company and if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us anything. We are always available to discuss your injury case with you. Call, text or email for a free consultation.

NEIL CHAPMAN, LAWYER

neil@chapmanlaw.com

(812) 426-0600