Slip and fall accidents are actually a lot more common than many people realize and the injuries can be absolutely devastating, including head and brain injuries, neck and back injuries, broken bones, sprains and strains or even death in an individual who is elderly, disabled or otherwise unwell.
But as a victim, you typically have a right to compensation for your losses, including medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and beyond. It’s important to remember, though, that slip and fall lawsuits tend to be subject to a bit more skepticism when compared to other personal injury cases. This is why it’s key to contact a top law firm to represent your case.
The Evansville, Indiana personal injury lawyers of Tuley Law Office have many years of experience in slip and fall claims, as we work to secure compensation for our clients.
If you or a loved one were injured in a slip and fall, the personal injury attorneys of Tuley Law Office are here to assist in your case, working to get the funds you rightfully deserve for your injuries and other losses. Get help today and discuss your case with our legal team in a free consultation session by calling (812) 434-1936.
A Look at the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Slip and Fall Lawsuits
If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident, you need an experienced lawyer who can work to help you get the compensation you deserve for your losses.
The Evansville, Indiana personal injury lawyers of Tuley Law Office are well versed in slip and fall cases. The following is a look at a few of the most common questions that we receive from clients who’ve been injured in this type of accident.
What Types of Factors Can Lead to a Slip and Fall?
Many different factors can contribute to a slip and fall accident, including:
wet, slippery floors;
icy, slick walkways and sidewalks;
a lack of warning signs;
debris from a spill or deteriorated flooring/sidewalks;
uneven walkways, sidewalks and flooring; and
missing, damaged or loose railings.
These are just some of the many issues that can contribute to a slip and fall accident.
How Long Do I Have to File a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?
In Indiana, a personal injury lawsuit stemming from a slip and fall accident must be filed within two years of the event.
If you are seeking compensation for property damage (i.e. you damaged something that you were wearing or holding) as a result of a slip and fall, the two-year deadline still applies.
In cases where the victim dies from their injuries, there is typically a two-year time frame for taking action. But in these cases, the two-year period begins on the date of death (rather than the date of the accident.)
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Involved in a Slip and Fall Accident?
Lawsuits are built upon a basis of solid facts and evidence. But as time passes, evidence can be more challenging to come by, especially in cases where the other side may be in control of that evidence (i.e. surveillance footage.)
For this reason, it’s important to get in touch with a slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible so the investigation can get underway into the facts of your case. Tracking down vital evidence and witnesses becomes increasingly challenging as time passes, so by calling a lawyer as soon as possible, you’ll maximize your chances of a good outcome.
Notably, you should also seek out medical attention immediately after the slip and fall accident. Serious injuries may not immediately be apparent due to the pain-dulling nature of adrenaline. Plus, the medical records can prove essential in your case.
If you (or a companion) are physically able to do so, it’s always best to photograph the site where the slip and fall occurred immediately following the accident (before anything is moved, repaired or cleaned up.) These images can be vital evidence in your personal injury claim.
I’ve Been Offered a Slip and Fall Settlement. Do I Still Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
It’s generally best to consult an attorney before accepting any sort of settlement offer, as once accepted, you typically waive the right to seek additional compensation. It is commonplace for insurance companies and other involved parties to offer a sum that’s far less than what might be considered “fair.”
Therefore, it’s important to consult a lawyer who can evaluate your case and the settlement offer.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
In most personal injury lawsuits, attorney’s fees are usually paid on a contingency basis. This means that the legal fees are deducted from the funds that are recovered in court or via an out-of-court settlement.
As a result, there is generally no up-front fee required to get started with your case. What’s more, in many cases, the other side may be ordered to pay your legal fees, so they may not necessarily be deducted from your settlement or jury award, per se.
The actual amount paid out in legal fees varies dramatically, depending on the complexity of the case, the amount of time involved in handling the case and whether the case was settled out-of-court or at trial.
Trust a Top Evansville Slip and Fall Lawyer for Your Personal Injury Case
A slip and fall accident can leave you with serious neck, back, head and musculoskeletal injuries (amongst others) and the impact can be very far-reaching. Sky-high medical bills. An inability to work. Months, years or even a lifetime of chronic pain. These are all common issues confronted by slip and fall victims.
But the experienced Indiana personal injury lawyers of Tuley Law Office will work hard to help you get the compensation you deserve for your losses. The law firm’s founder, Attorney Daniel Tuley, has more than 30 years of experience practicing law, including personal injury cases and slip and fall lawsuits and his legal team is ready to help represent you and your case.
But you must act soon because the statute of limitations limits the timeframe for filing a lawsuit. Contact the attorneys of Tuley Law Office to schedule a no-cost case consultation session by calling (812) 434-1936.
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