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Three Things You Didn’t Know about Slip and Fall Accidents

Indianapolis Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common sources of accidental injury in the Indianapolis. While they are common, many victims have some fundamental misconceptions about them—some of which can get in the way of victims recovering the compensation they deserve. Here are 3 things that many people don’t know about slip and fall accidents and victims’ rights. For more information or to discuss your specific case, call us today to speak with an Indianapolis personal injury attorney.

Slip and Falls Can Cause Serious Injuries

Many people are surprised to learn that slip and fall accidents are capable of causing extremely serious injuries. After all, almost all of us have fallen down at some point and moved on with our lives with little more than perhaps a bruise and a red face from embarrassment. Some slip and falls, however, can result in broken bones, concussions, dislocated joints, or even spinal cord injuries.

They Can Happen Almost Anywhere

The iconic image of a slip and fall accident in most people’s minds involves a banana peel at the grocery store or in a restaurant. In reality, these accidents can occur literally anywhere people walk, including sidewalks, parking lots, shopping malls, department stores, or even your neighbor’s driveway. Fortunately for victims, when they are the result of the negligence of the party responsible for the maintenance of the property, they can often recover compensation.

Retain an Attorney, Even if Your Case Is Going to Settle

Slip and fall cases are often resolved through a settlement agreement between the at-fault party’s insurance company and the victim. If the insurance company has made you a settlement offer, it may be tempting to simply accept it and move on with your life. It is important to understand, however, that insurance companies often take advantage of unrepresented victims and offer them much less than the cost of their injuries.

It may seem counterintuitive to retain an attorney when your case is not going to court but, in many cases, the representation of a lawyer will result in substantially more compensation than you would receive if you represented yourself. An attorney will gather and present evidence of your losses—both economic and non-economic—in a way to which the insurance company will be responsive. In addition, if the insurance company does not eventually make an offer that covers your losses, your lawyer will likely file a lawsuit on your behalf.

Injured in an Accident? Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation With an Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident or any other type of incident that you believe was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should speak to an experienced lawyer as soon as you can. We will evaluate your case at no cost to you and let you know whether you have a legal claim. With our no-recovery no-fee promise, you will never have to pay us for legal representation unless we obtain a settlement or award on your behalf. To schedule your free case evaluation, contact us online or call our office today at (317) 636-0808.

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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