What Is a Slip and Fall Accident?

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December 19, 2016 | Premises Liability |

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A slip or fall accident is either a slip or a fall on somebody else’s property resulting in injury. The property owner has certain legal responsibilities to maintain a hazard free space. In an event where a person is harmed due to unsafe conditions, the owner of the property may be legally required to cover some or all of the expenses related to the injury, lost wages, and rehabilitation.

Where Slip and Fall Accidents Happen

Slip and fall accidents can happen on any property, including the following:

Depending on where you were injured, different factors and parties could come into play.

Proving Fault in Slip and Fall Cases

It can be difficult to prove fault in slip and fall cases. The responsibility for showing negligence on the part of the property owner is on you, specifically that the owner created a dangerous condition and either knew of the condition and failed to correct it or had an adequate amount of time to discover and correct the condition but refused to do so.

What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

After being injured in a slip and fall accident, follow these steps:

  1. Seek medical treatment so that your injuries can be treated and documented.
  2. Report the accident to the manager, owner, or landlord of the property and ask for a copy of the written report.
  3. Collect witness statements, take photographs, and gather any other applicable evidence.
  4. Contact legal counsel to help you build a strong premises liability case.

Most importantly, don’t panic.

Contact a Premises Liability Attorney Today

If you or a loved one have been injured on another person’s property, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Premises Liability Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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