Indiana Slip-and-Fall Injury Attorneys Aid Your Recovery
Resourceful attorneys take hard-to-prove cases for seriously injured parties
In legal circles, slip-and-fall accident claims have been somewhat stigmatized because of the small number of opportunists who stage mishaps and fake injuries. Judges and juries are often skeptical, making it hard for legitimately harmed persons to obtain the compensation they deserve. At Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, PC, we understand how devastating a sudden fall onto a hard surface can be, especially for the elderly. For more than 30 years, we’ve been willing to take on these hard-to-prove cases for the sake of regular people who are truly suffering from:
- Chronic neck or back pain
- Fractures of the ankle, hip, vertebrae and wrists
- Concussions, skull fractures and traumatic
- Partial or complete paralysis
- Herniated and bulging discs
- Torn cartilage and ligaments
Property owners must be vigilant to prevent slip-and-fall accidents
Property owners and business proprietors have a duty to correct unsafe conditions on their premises that might cause harm to people who enter. When they cannot remediate a particular condition, they have a duty to warn their visitors. For instance, they might paint the edge of a step yellow to provide contrast and make it obvious that a patron must step down. Marshall P. Whalley & Associates represents clients who have sustained a personal injury at a variety of venues, including:
- Hotels and motels
- Parking facilities
- Playgrounds and theme parks
- Shopping malls
Holding a business proprietor to a reasonable person standard
Proprietors do not have a duty to make the premises absolutely safe, but they must act reasonably to observe and correct unsafe conditions. What is reasonable depends on the type of property and the nature of the business or activity. Since premises liability attaches when a proprietor or owner is negligent, your attorney must attempt to establish that:
- A reasonable owner would have known about the unsafe condition.
- A reasonable owner would have taken steps to correct the condition.
- A reasonable person probably would not have been able to avoid the unsafe condition.
Since these arguments can turn on one or two facts, Marshall P. Whalley & Associates thoroughly investigates the circumstances of your fall and assembles the evidence necessary to convince a judge or jury of your right to compensation.
Contact a litigation attorney with the resources to move your injury case forward
Slip-and-fall injury claims only get respect when you demonstrate a willingness to take your case all the way to trial. Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, PC has the experience and resources to do just that. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation, call our Crown Point office at 219.769.2900 or contact us online.