Slip and Fall OR Trip and Fall? Why the Difference Matters

Slip and Fall OR Trip and Fall? Why the Difference Matters

Falls are considered the second leading cause of unintentional injuries and deaths globally.  However, the initial cause of the fall and how the incident happened precisely can vary. In legal settings, the term “slip and fall” is often used to reference specific types of personal injury cases where the victim slipped and fell due to… Read more »

Facial Trauma After a Slip and Fall Accident

Slips and falls are among the most common causes of injury in the United States and even worldwide. This type of accident can happen anywhere at any time but is often the result of someone else’s negligence. While some may only suffer minor injuries, others can sustain severe injuries, such as facial trauma after a… Read more »

Slip and Fall Accidents: What Happens When Multiple Parties are Responsible?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Sometimes, what seems like a straightforward slip and fall accident may actually involve multiple parties because of the location and contributing factors involved.  When multiple parties are involved in a slip and fall accident, it can be especially helpful to have an experienced slip and fall accident attorney on… Read more »

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Why You Should Fill Out an Incident Report

What you’ll learn reading this article: The first step in documenting a slip and fall injury is filling out an incident report with the store or business, providing you an important Exhibit A.   Incident reports help establish evidence in your slip and fall case and alert the store to their role in your injury.  Avoid… Read more »

understanding open and obvious doctrine in indiana

Open & Obvious Doctrine and Indiana Slip and Fall Accidents

What you’ll learn reading this article: It’s important for everyone, whether you are a landowner, a renter, or a visitor, to understand Indiana premises liability and exceptions to it in Indiana.  If you are injured in a slip and fall case, the property owner may attempt to claim the open and obvious doctrine, one exception… Read more »

What are my rights if I was shopping for Instacart or Shipt and had a slip and fall accident?

What are my rights if I was shopping for Instacart or Shipt and had a slip and fall accident?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Delivery services like Instacart and Shipt are seeing their highest use ever during COVID-19. When drivers are injured, delivery companies avoid covering their medical bills. If you’re injured, you may need to pursue a personal injury lawsuit with the help of an Indianapolis attorney. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s… Read more »

slip and fall on a sidewalk

Who is Liable if You Slip and Fall on the Sidewalk?

What you’ll learn reading this article: It’s not always obvious who’s responsible for a certain area of the sidewalk and for removing ice and snow from these areas. After a sidewalk slip and fall injury, you’ll need to determine who’s liable for that section of sidewalk and how they were negligent. Even if you were… Read more »

preventing slip and fall cases for shopkeepers

Tips for Shopkeepers to Maintain Safe and Secure Premises

What you’ll learn reading this article: Indiana shopkeepers have a duty to keep their visitors safe. There are steps you can take to prevent injury claims. Maintain your building, remove hazards, and contact an experienced attorney if you ever face a lawsuit. Have you ever stumbled on a floor mat? Tripped on some loose pavement?… Read more »

Immediate Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall Accident

Immediate Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall Accident

What you’ll learn reading this article: Things you may not realize, like posting about your slip and fall case on social media, can end up causing damage to your personal injury claim and should be avoided.  There is a difference between reporting your accident to a manager or someone of authority and providing recorded statements… Read more »

What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury for Indianapolis Personal Injury Claims?

Traffic accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog attacks, product injuries, and other personal injury accidents can result in mild to catastrophic injuries. Catastrophic injuries are usually defined as injuries that result in permanent disabilities or life-threatening conditions. A catastrophic injury can change the life of the victim and the lives of the victim’s family members… Read more »