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Slip and Fall / Premises Liability Attorney Indianapolis

Indiana premises liability lawyer serving Avon, Greenfield, Carmel, Greenwood and all of the Indianapolis area

Wet floors, icy sidewalks and other slippery surfaces often result in slip and fall accidents in Indiana.  Such personal injury accidents might seem to be nothing more than that - accidents. But the reality is property owners have a legal responsibility to prevent such accidents from occurring through routine maintenance and making sure their property is safe.

Unfortunately, property owners sometimes are negligent. They fail to keep their premises safe. As a result, serious slip and fall accidents often occur. That's why it's important to consult with a lawyer if you or a loved one sustained a serious injury on someone else's public property.

Throughout Indiana, slip and fall accident victims turn to Hocker & Associates, LLC for the legal help and advice they need to obtain the compensation they deserve. Our firm feature experienced Indiana premises liability lawyers who understand how to negotiate with insurance companies. Attorney Brett E. Osborne, who has more than 22 years' experience, knows how to negotiate with the insurance companies, but is ready to take the case to trial if necessary.

What is a premises liability accident?

"Premises liability" is a legal concept used to describe the negligence of a property owner in a personal injury case involving an accident on the owner's property. A key to mounting a successful premises liability case generally involves proving that the property owner knowingly failed to reasonably maintain the property and keep it safe for people to use. Many premises liability accidents occur at the following locations:

  • Hotels
  • Parking lots
  • Playgrounds
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping malls
  • Sports stadiums
  • Swimming pools

While slip and falls are common, we also represent people facing other types of premises liability cases. Many people might not realize that a crime such as a rape, sexual assault or murder can result in a criminal case and a premises liability case. That's because the owner of a property may have failed to take adequate security measures.

There are other examples of premises liability claims. You may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit if you sustain injuries as a result of the following:

  • A fire (for example, an apartment complex that burns down because of an electrical problem)
  • A balcony, deck, staircase or other part of a building collapses for
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Falling merchandise in a store (for example, you or a loved one is injured by a product that falls from shelf at a big box store)

When accused of negligence, property owners might claim they did everything they could to prevent hazardous conditions and protect people from sustaining an injury on their property. Their insurance companies may try to shift the blame toward the person who was injured, which makes these cases complicated.

If you were injured on someone's property, it's critical that you contact our law firm immediately. The sooner we can start investigating your accident, the better off you will be.

What are common causes of slip and fall accidents?

Slip and fall accidents happen for many reasons - water left on the floor, unmarked hazards, ice on sidewalks and more. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Negligent workers
  • Poor maintenance
  • Insufficient training
  • Inadequate lighting

Why do I need an Indiana premises liability attorney?

Because many slip and fall and premises liability cases turn into a dispute, it's important to have someone on your side who can speak for you who understands the law and has a track record of success.

We know what needs to be done to build a strong case. From examining medical records to consulting with experts or visiting the scene of the accident, we take the necessary steps to build a compelling legal case.

Make your slip and fall accident matter. Make us your lawyer for life. Contact Hocker & Associates, LLC.  We offer a free consultation to all potential clients. And best of all, you only pay fees if we win your premises liability case. Call (317) 578-1630 right now.