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What happens after slip and fall injuries at a business?

Our part of Indiana and the surrounding areas are prone to snowfall, sleet, and freezing rain during the winter season. For far too many people, slippery surfaces can result in serious injuries. If you recently slipped and fell in a parking lot, on a sidewalk or in the foyer of a business, the property owner may be liable for your injuries.

Contrary to popular opinion, a slip-and-fall accident can result in serious injury, lost wages during rehabilitation, and even medical debt. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine if you should take legal action after a slip and fall.

Slip-and-fall injuries can be severe

Slips and falls account for over one million emergency room visits annually, or roughly 12 percent of total fall injuries. Falls are a leading cause of emergency room visits nationwide. Slip-and-fall injuries can have long-lasting impacts on those who suffer them. From broken bones, strains, sprains, and head injuries to spinal injuries and nerve damage, a slip and fall can cause serious medical issues. These injuries may result in lost wages or even a lost job. Your medical costs and financial losses could create a serious financial problem for your family. An attorney may be able to help you protect your future.

Failure to remove snow and ice from pedestrian areas

Whether you slipped in the parking lot, on the sidewalk, or in the foyer of the building, the business you were visiting is may be liable for your injuries. Businesses are required to maintain safe and accessible facilities. Failure to do so can result in premises liability for the business if someone is injured. Their liability or business insurance may cover medical expenses. In some situations where negligence leads to serious injury, the business may also be liable for your lost wages. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand if you have a case.

An attorney will know your rights and the law

An experienced personal injury attorney understands Indiana state law and its application in personal injury and premises liability cases. They know what evidence is needed to establish liability for an accident, as well as how to negotiate on your behalf. From reviewing and countering settlement offers made by a business or its insurers to filing a civil lawsuit on your behalf, an attorney can help you after a slip-and-fall accident.

You should be focusing on healing and recovery after a serious slip-and-fall accident. Bones, tendons and nerves take time to heal. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney lets you focus on what you need to in order to heal while they handle the negotiating with insurers and other attorneys.

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