Hensley Legal Group Is Here for You after a Slip and Fall Accident
Slip and fall accidents are the direct cause of 1 million emergency room visits every year in the U.S. Although various health problems can cause a person to fall down, only an external hazard can cause a slip and fall accident. Too often, these hazards should have been dealt with well before a person suffered an injury from them. Such hazards include:
- Unsalted ice
- Standing water
- Loose or uneven floorboards
- Poorly constructed stairs
- Dim lighting
- Any unmarked object or substance on the ground
At Hensley Legal Group, our goal is to help clients who have suffered from serious slip and fall accidents caused by these dangerous hazards. Whether you slipped on icy steps at your apartment complex, on spilled water at a restaurant, on a flimsy rug at the bank, or on some steps with a loose railing, an Indiana personal injury lawyer at Hensley Legal Group can help.
Do You Have a Slip and Fall Case?
Everyone has fallen at some point in their lives. Falling in public can often result in feelings of embarrassment or shame. Many try to laugh it off as no big deal.
But being involved in a slip and fall accident is nothing to be ashamed of, and it’s certainly nothing to laugh at.
Unlike the universal experience of tripping over your own feet, being involved in a slip and fall accident can result in serious injuries. Instead of feeling ashamed or embarrassed, victims often feel angry that they’ve been saddled with medical bills and other expenses due to someone else’s negligence.
Negligence simply means that someone neglected to remove or mark the hazardous condition that caused you to slip and fall. Unlike a mistake, negligence implies that the person responsible knew or should have known that the hazard existed and was likely to injure someone. An Indiana personal injury attorney can listen to the details of your case and help you determine whether or not you’re the victim of someone else’s negligence.
Serious Injuries Resulting from a Slip and Fall Accident
Slip and fall accidents don’t just result in scuffed palms and grass stains on your jeans. They can cause serious injuries, including:
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Joint dislocations
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck and back injury
- Spinal injury
- Herniated discs
- Internal injuries
Many of these injuries go beyond a few scrapes and bruises or even a couple days missed from work. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents can result in permanent, life-altering conditions.
This is why it is so important for property owners and business owners to maintain safe environments. There’s too much at stake.
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you shouldn’t have to settle for less than what you deserve. If you’re seriously injured, you deserve to be compensated accordingly.
How An Indiana Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Hensley Legal Group represents victims of accidental injury across the state of Indiana. If you’ve been injured because of the negligence of a property or business owner, we are here for you.
Our job is to prove that the person or company in question was legally negligent in their responsibility to provide a safe environment. Our attorneys will investigate your accident and prove that the company was aware or should have been aware of the condition(s) that caused your fall.
Whether you slipped on icy steps at your apartment complex, on spilled water at a restaurant, on a flimsy rug at the bank, or on some steps with a loose railing, an Indiana personal injury lawyer at Hensley Legal Group can help.
Slip and fall accidents sometimes result in multiple claims. For example, if you slipped and fell due to an unsafe condition at work, you might need an attorney capable of handling your workers’ compensation claim and your personal injury claim simultaneously. If your grandmother slipped and fell on a freshly mopped floor at her nursing home, you would need an attorney who could handle nursing home abuse and neglect cases. If a nurse left you in your hospital room to stand on your own and you collapsed because you weren’t strong enough, you would need an attorney who knows whether you have a personal injury claim, a medical malpractice claim, or both.
John Hensley and his team of Indiana personal injury lawyers are experienced in multiple practice areas.