Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents

Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents

The phrase “slip, trip, and fall accident” usually refers to an incident where a person gets hurt as a result of a dangerous condition on another person’s property. Slip, trip, and fall accidents are covered under Indiana premise liability law. In addition to slip, trip, and fall accidents -- Indiana premise liability law covers accidents on another person’s property involving: (1) falling objects; (2) poor or no security; and (3) building code and statutory violations.

If you or someone you know was injured as a result of a dangerous condition on another person’s property -- it’s important that you: (1) get immediate medical care if needed; (2) quickly take pictures and video of the dangerous condition and the surrounding areas – before the evidence disappears; (3) save the injured person’s clothes that they were wearing and don’t wash them; (3) get any witness’s contact information; (4) don’t give any statements to any potential party responsible or their insurance companies; and (5) call a capable injury lawyer.  Premise liability cases are very fact-sensitive. So, it’s important to capture the evidence before it disappears.

Slip, trip, and fall accidents are unfortunately very common. And they can cause devastating injuries. Falls are the most commpn cause of tramatic brain injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 1 million Americans suffer a slip, trip, or fall injury every year. And over 17,000 people are killed each year from slip, trip, and fall accidents.  

In some cases, unfortunate and unforeseeable things happen and people unfortunately get hurt. In those cases, there's generally no cause of action against the property owner. But in many cases, predictable and preventable injuries happen just because a property owner, tenant, maintenance provider, cleaning company, or others failed to exercise reasonable care. In those cases, Indiana law protects injured premise liability victims and allows them to recover the money they’re owed for: (1) pain and suffering;  (2) physical impairment; (3) disfigurement; (4) medical expenses; (5) lost wages; (6) lost earning capacity; (7) loss of enjoyment of life; and (8) possibly other damages they’ve suffered.

Premise liability victims are entitled to recover the damages they suffered and will suffer in the future under Indiana law. And victims that don’t have a capable injury attorney are unfortunately taken advantage of everyday by being short-changed. Generally, there are no mulligans in premise liability cases. You generally have one shot at a fair recovery. Northwest Indiana Personal Slip, Trip, or Fall Lawyer Dave Cox is seriously dedicated to representing premise liability victims and making sure they’re paid the money they’re owed. If you need a slip, trip, or fall lawyer, please call or text Cox Law Office at (219) CALL-COX -- (225-5269) -- or you can request a case evaluation here at DaveCoxLaw.com.