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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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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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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.