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Indiana Slip and Fall Law FAQ

Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Indianapolis Indiana

Slip and falls are invariably among the most common causes of accidental injury in the Indianapolis area. They can affect anyone at virtually any time, and often result in injuries more commonly associated with more “serious” accidents. In many instances, victims can recover compensation for the losses they incur as a result of a slip and fall accident, so it is important for to understand your legal rights. The information below answers some commonly asked questions about slip and fall law in Indiana. For more information, call the Law Office of William W. Hurst to speak to an attorney.

When Can Victims Recover Compensation?

If a slip and fall is the result of someone else’s negligence, then victims are typically entitled to compensation for their injuries and other losses. Whether negligence caused an accident depends on a variety of factors, including the victim’ legal relationship to the owner of the property on which the accident occurred and the nature of the hazard that caused the accident. Some common examples of fall hazards that are often, but not always, the result of negligence include inadequate lighting, wet floors, torn carpet, exposed cables and wiring, and cracked pavement.

How Much Is a Slip and Fall Case Worth?

Slip and fall victims who have sustained significant losses rightfully want to know how much they will be able to recover. Because every case is completely different, it is simply not possible to provide an estimate of how much a case is worth without conducting a thorough analysis of all of the relevant factors. Factors that will likely influence any slip and fall settlement or award you receive include:

  • Your age
  • The severity of your injuries
  • Your prognosis
  • Your occupation
  • Whether your own negligence contributed to your accident

What if I was Partially at Fault for My Accident?

Many slip and fall cases happen for a number of concurrent reasons. What if you were looking at your phone when you slipped on a wet floor that wasn’t marked? Or perhaps you had too much to drink and fell into an open construction excavation that was not properly sealed from public access? So long as your own negligence did not exceed that of the party responsible for the safety of the property, you will still be able to recover compensation—but your proportion of fault will reduce the compensation you recover.

Call the Law Office of William W. Hurst to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation With an Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident that happened on someone else’s property, you may be able to recover compensation for your accident-related losses. Our personal injury lawyers understand how important it is for victims to recover compensation and do everything we can to make sure our clients can focus on the most important thing—their physical and emotional recovery. To schedule a free case evaluation with an attorney, call our office today at (317) 636-0808 or send us an email through our online contact form.

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FAQs
Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Case Worth

As a victim, establishing damages, negotiating with the insurance company, or filing a lawsuit can be daunting and next to impossible without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. As a result, if you have been hurt in an accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled under Indiana law.

Why Hire?

Choosing an attorney that has experience dealing with personal injury law is important to protect your legal rights. If you are trying to recover damages from a business or other type of organization, you can bet that they are going to have a legal team on their side.

Medical Bills

If you were injured by an accident you may be struggling to determine who is responsible for paying your medical bills and holding them accountable. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of William W. Hurst and learn if we may be able to help.

Recovery

After you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation depends on the injury, bills, the cause of the injury, negligence/bad faith of the defendant, etc. The attorney you retain can also heavy influence your recovery through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Legal terms and phrases can be confusing even after you retain an attorney. If you have been injured, you may wonder how much your case is worth or what your “damages” are. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case and the greater need for an experienced attorney