Kokomo Slip & Fall Lawyer
Slip and fall accidents are surprisingly common. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, about one million people visit the emergency room every year after suffering an injury in a slip and fall. These falls cause many missed weeks at work as victims attempt to recover from painful injuries.
As seasoned Kokomo slip & fall lawyers, we meet with men and women who were injured in public buildings, on private property, and in businesses. Regardless of where you were hurt, our goal is always the same: to obtain fair compensation for your injuries by holding the property owner responsible for the hazards that injured you. Contact us today.
Slip and Fall Hazards
No one can spend all their time watching their feet as they walk down the road or into a building. Instead, we reasonably expect property to be free of hazards.
Unfortunately, many defects cause a person to slip, trip, and fall. Some of the more common include:
- Spilled liquids
- Recently waxed or mopped floors
- Worn carpet treads
- Poor lighting
- Defectively designed staircases
Anything that causes a reasonably careful person to slip, trip, or fall can be a hazard that a property owner should fix or warn about. Unfortunately, far too many refuse to keep their property in a safe condition.
Injuries from a Slip and Fall
Our Kokomo slip and fall lawyers have seen many injuries, including:
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
- Sprains or strains
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Nerve damage
Many injuries occur when the person strikes their head on the ground or an object. But other injuries stem from the person trying to prevent themselves from falling. When a person falls down a staircase, they can suffer injuries all over their body.
Analyzing a Claim
Not every fall warrants filing a lawsuit. Instead, our lawyers will need to identify the condition of the property when you fell. We also will consider why you were on the property. Someone invited to come onto land is owed a greater duty of care than someone who is trespassing.
It is also critical to understand if the property owner knew about the hazard. Sometimes they create the hazard or otherwise discover it. When they do, they should promptly correct it or warn visitors.
We also will carefully review your injuries to determine the full value of your claim. Our clients have received compensation to pay for needed medical care and replace lost wages. Someone with a concussion, for example, might be unable to return to work for months. They should not suffer financially when another person’s negligence is to blame for the fall.
Our clients also typically qualify for pain and suffering damages. Every injury causes some measure of pain, and the emotional distress can be considerable. Too many people who represent themselves neglect to include a request for pain and suffering damages. We will maximize the amount you can receive.
Speak with a Kokomo Slip and Fall Attorney Today
Slip and falls leave many men, women, and children laid up at home or in the hospital. These injuries impose a serious financial cost.
Contact Keffer Hirschauer LLP today. A member of our team can discuss where you fell and possibly visit the site of the accident to learn more. Our case evaluations are free and confidential.