What is a Slip and Fall Accident?

People in Indiana may seek monetary compensation injured due to another party’s hazardous property conditions. A slip and fall case, falls under the area of personal injury law known as “premises liability.” Premises liability claims are filed against either an individual or company. The “at fault” party is usually blamed for the negligent property design, property operation or property upkeep.

Slip and fall accidents are dangerous and should be taken very seriously even through there may not be any visible signs of injury. Slip and fall victims should always seek a thorough medical examination shortly after a slip and fall injury.

Here are a list of the most common causes of a slip and fall:

  • Slippery conditions
  • Icy Walkways
  • Walkway hazards
  • Uneven pavement
  • Elevator accidents
  • Escalator accidents
  • Improper security
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Sharp shelving
  • Falling objects

Premises liability cases are complicated cases that are very difficult to litigate. Premises liability claims are rigorously defended by large insurance companies that will try to deny responsibility for your injuries. By hiring an experienced Indiana premises liability attorney, you are protecting your legal rights to fair compensation. An experienced Indiana premises liability attorney with gather valuable evidence, secure photographic evidence, and will retain expert witnesses to evaluate your claim. Many people that do not hire an attorney are left with enormous medical bills.