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Slip & Fall Attorney Serving Northwest Indiana
It can happen anywhere at any time. You lose your balance. Your legs come out from under you and you hit the ground. Hopefully, you can get up, brush yourself off and hope that no one saw this embarrassing moment. Most slip and fall probably end this way, but not all of them do.
It Happens Every Day - 2- 2.5 million adults will suffer an injury related to a slip and fall in the upcoming year. There are as many reasons for the slips and falls as there are injuries. Some common reasons that these accidents happen include:
Changes in Flooring surfaces
Debris or other obstacles
The cost of these injuries is staggering and is difficult to figure out. Many people pay for the bills they get resulting from slip and fall injuries because they assume that it was their fault. They do not realize that it is often up to someone else to maintain a safe place for people and that they may have some responsibility to help pay for the bills of the injured party.
Premises Liability - The term premises liability is a legal term that describes the role that the owner of the place where a slip and falls occurs has in what happened. The owner of any property is responsible for providing a safe environment for anyone that is in it. Failure to do this can make the liable for any damages that occur on their property. The idea of premises liability is why businesses and homeowners have some type of insurance policy to cover them in the event of someone having a slip and fall injury.
Impact of Injuries - A slip and fall can cause a variety of different injuries. They can lead to back problems or they can cause broken bones. The elderly are particularly at risk for serious injuries that can result from a slip and fall. There are plenty of slip and fall accidents that lead to the death of the individual.
The physical impact of a slip and fall injury is only part of the problem. The injury can cause a person to spend time in the hospital or it could cause a person to miss work or school. It could mean they have to learn how to do some things differently or there are some things they can no longer do. All of these impacts the way a person lives their life in a negative way.
Getting Compensated - Since businesses and homeowners have insurance and when combined with premises liability, it would appear that getting compensated for a slip and fall injury is easy. It is rarely a simple thing to do. There are plenty of reasons that it is difficult to get the money you deserve if you have a slip and fall accident.
Injuries Take Time – Many of the injuries that occur because of a slip and fall do not show up immediately. Back pain can develop over time. Some fractures are not always obvious right away. Head injuries can cause symptoms days later.
Healing Time – Even when injuries are known, they still can take time to heal. A person not only needs money to pay the bills they get now from an injury, they need to get money for later.
Insurance Companies – The insurance companies will fight every dollar they have to pay. They will work to find reasons the premises are not liable for the accident. They do not always pay a fair amount.
Our offices have the experience to determine who is responsible for the injuries you suffer. We can consult with the medical professionals to determine the course and timeline of treatment. We understand how to deal with slip and fall injuries that result in death. Most importantly, we will continue to make sure that the people who are responsible pay the amount of money they should.
Navigating the legal waterways of a slip and fall injury is not always easy. It means collecting the information to determine why the accident occurred. We can show why a business should have taken steps to prevent the accident from happening. We can break down all the excuses the businesses and their team comes up with to make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve.
Many people think about the physical damage that slip and fall injuries cause. It is easy to see the hospital bills and have someone pay that amount. That is not enough. There is also the emotional damage that results from this type of injury. Other collateral damage adds up. Loss of work, loss of life and loss of ability to do things you could do before are not as easy to put a price tag on.
If you have a slip and fall injury, whether in your own home or somewhere else, do not try to fix everything on your own. Namie Bauer & Associates are ready to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve!
Contact A Slip & Fall / Premises Liability Lawyer For Help
Do you need the help of a slip and fall / premises liability lawyer? Contact Namie Bauer & Associates for help. We offer free consultations and case reviews to evaluate your case. We have years of professional legal experience serving clients in a variety of legal matters. Please schedule an appointment by contacting our law firm - we serve clients throughout Northwest Indiana.