Indianapolis Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
A wet aisle in a supermarket, standing water at your favorite pub, debris around a construction site, or uneven pavement outside the coffee shop you frequent could all lead to a slip-and-fall type of accident.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of negligence outside your home, you have the right to contact a slip and fall attorney at the Truitt Law Offices.
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What is the Main Cause for Emergency Room Visits?
The National Safety Council reports that the number one cause of emergency room visits is slip and fall accidents.
There’s an old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
Proactivity applies directly to slip and fall accidents because most of these accidents are preventable.
It is up to property owners to maintain the areas that are used by the public.
All it takes is a “We’ll fix it later” type of attitude, and an accident is bound to happen.
Any slip and fall accident that is preventable should go into the hands of a competent attorney. Hospital bills can quickly pile up, and it is essential that you seek assistance to get the compensation you deserve, so your life isn’t interrupted severely by another’s negligence.
What is Premises Liability?
In Indiana, there is a statute called premises liability that helps to protect individuals who suffer an injury on another’s property. These injuries are slip and fall accidents as a result of negligent actions on behalf of the property owner.
Examples of Premises Liability
- Slip and fall caused by standing water
- Ice or snow not removed from pedestrian walkways
- Improperly shelved products at stores
- Construction site injuries (especially for non-workers)
- Falling trees
- Pool drownings
- Damaged or uneven sidewalks
- Stairs in need of repair
What is Owner Liability?
It is the responsibility of the owner to maintain his or her property. If a property is not supported, or repairs get put on the backburner, then the owner could be liable when an accident occurs.
Some examples of slip-and-fall victims include:
- Someone on the property to conduct business
- Social visitors
Trespassers have fewer rights in the case of an accident, but anyone who has a reason to be on the property can reasonably assume they will be safe from harm.
How to Prove Negligence in an Indianapolis Slip and Fall Accident?
Just because someone suffers injury as a result of a slip and fall at a property, does not automatically mean the owner of the property is liable. If someone is injured, it is their responsibility to prove negligence on the part of the owner.
Injured parties must be able to prove negligence in one of the following ways:
- The property was not maintained and, therefore, dangerous
- The owner knew about the hazards and chose not to act
- The owner had a reasonable amount of time to make repairs to the property and failed to do so
- There were no warning signs posted notifying people of the hazards
The key to a successful Indianapolis slip and fall case is the ability to prove negligence on the part of the owner. The attorneys at the Truitt Law Offices have experience with negligent acts. We know exactly what to look for and how to apply that evidence to your case best.
With a professional team of lawyers on your side, you can rest assured that your legal claim will receive top-flight attention. That allows you the opportunity to focus on your recovery and to get your life back on track following an accident.
Contact the Truitt Law Offices Today
We have experience handling slip and fall injury accident cases. Our experience will be a benefit to your claim.
Contact Truitt Law Offices today for a free case evaluation. We can help you determine if there was negligence on the part of the property owner where the accident occurred.
If there is negligence, then we can help you prepare your case, and litigate it in court if necessary.
Give us a call today for your free case evaluation with one of our experienced attorneys.