Fishers Slip & Fall Lawyer
Did you know that if you slip and fall on someone else’s property, there is a chance you could have a personal injury claim? Premises liability laws cover slip and fall claims. These claims are brought against a property owner due to a hazardous condition that resulted in harm. If you suffered injuries due to a slip and fall, contact a Fishers slip & fall lawyer to discuss whether you have a valid premises liability case.
Slip and falls is the commonly used term, but these cases also include trip and fall and step and fall accidents. At Keffer Hirschauer LLP, we have years of experience representing Indiana clients for all their personal injury matters, including slip and fall accidents. Let us protect your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Indiana
Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, not just private residences or retail businesses. Sidewalks, parking lots, construction sites, government buildings, etc., are all places where a slip and fall can occur. Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Slippery floors, spilled liquid;
- Snow, ice, and rain at entrances;
- Uneven floors or loose carpeting;
- Falling objects;
- Escalator or elevator suddenly stopping;
- Potholes or cracked asphalt in parking lots;
- Broken or cracked sidewalks;
- Broken or loose stair rail;
- Debris; and
- Grease in the parking lot.
If you don’t see the cause of your fall on here, it doesn’t mean you don’t have a valid slip and fall claim. These are just some of the most common causes we see. If you have questions on whether you have a case, contact our Fishers slip and fall lawyers to discuss the facts of your case.
Proving Liability in a Slip and Fall Claim
To obtain compensation for your injuries, you have to prove your case against the property owner or other responsible party. The first element you need to prove is that a dangerous condition existed. You need to show that the property owner, or the party in control of the property, did something that created a hazardous condition on their property. A dangerous situation can also exist because the property owner failed to take proper precautions to safeguard from hazards, i.e., not installing handrails on the stairs.
Next, you must prove that the property owner failed to fix this hazardous condition. Even if the owner did not create the hazard, they could be liable for not correcting it or posting a warning. For example, when someone spills something in a store, they have a limited amount of time to clean it up. If you slipped and fell within minutes of the spill, they might not be liable. However, if the spill was there for hours, the store could be liable for your injuries.
Contact a Fishers Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you need assistance with pursuing an Indiana slip and fall claim, contact Keffer Hirschauer LLP to schedule an initial consultation. Let us protect your rights and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.