June 30, 2011
When you are injured in a slip and fall accident in Indianapolis, you may face a serious injury and have equally serious decisions to make. An Indianapolis personal injury attorney is ready to field your questions and assist you with the process of filing a slip and fall claim.
A puddle of water, narrow flight of stairs, carpet tear, poorly tended patch on the ground—they may seem like innocuous hazards, but each could be a slip and fall accident waiting to happen.
In order for the landlord or owner of the premises to be legally liable for the accident and injuries you sustained, one of the following must be true:
- The landlord or an employee of the premises must have caused the circumstances—spill, torn spot, etc.—that your accident resulted from
- The landlord or an employee knew about the danger but did nothing to rectify the problem
- A “reasonable” person maintaining the property would have known of the dangers, even if the landlord or employees did not.
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you should first seek immediate medical attention. Nothing is more important in the process than your health and well-being. After your injuries have been stabilized and treated, you should contact an Indianapolis personal injury attorney who can help you begin the process of determining the liability of the accident.
If you’re able, you should also report your slip and fall incident to someone at the business. That will help to document that you were there and that you had fallen. Of course, if you are seriously injured, seeking medical attention should be your top priority.
Help from an Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney
When you have complications with your personal injury claim, an Indiana personal injury attorney can help you to alleviate some of the stress and anxiety associated with filing a claim. In order to get back on track with your personal injury claim, download a copy of our FREE book, Consumer’s Guide for Injured Victims, and then contact an Indianapolis personal injury attorney at Hensley Legal Group for a no-cost consultation.