Experienced Merrillville Injury Lawyers for Slip and Fall Accidents
Fighting for the rights of injured people in Lake County, Porter County, Portage, Valparaiso, Hammond and Crown Point
If you slip, trip or fall on someone else’s property, you may need to pursue compensation for the cost of treating your injuries and any lost wages. At Schlyer & Associates, P.C., our dedicated attorneys help with all aspects of premises liability claims, working with individuals and families throughout Lake County, Porter County and the surrounding areas in northern Indiana and Illinois. Our small firm offers dependable representation, giving you the personal attention you need when another party’s negligence results in a serious accident, and we decades of positive results.
Where do slip and fall accidents take place?
Slip and fall accidents are quite common, especially with icy conditions during the winter. They often take place on commercial or public properties, such as at restaurants, grocery stores, casinos, public parks and construction sites, but they may also occur at a private residence. Even if you walk away from a slip and fall seemingly uninjured, complications may become evident later, so it’s important to take these accidents seriously.
Common injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents
Depending on the situation, slip and fall accidents may result in a wide range of injuries. The most common types of personal injuries from these incidents include:
- Broken hand or wrist: Broken bones in the hand and wrist may affect the ability to work for weeks or longer, and in some cases, these injuries may never fully heal.
- Spinal cord injury: These injuries are often devastating and can even result in paralysis. Less severe spinal cord injuries include a slipped disc in the back, a back sprain or a broken tailbone. They typically result from striking the back against a floor or other object, such as a table or chair and have life-long consequences.
- Head trauma: Traumatic brain injuries, TBIs, include internal head injuries such as concussions and other injuries to the brain that can result in permanent brain damage. These types of injuries may be coupled with an external injury, such as a cut leading to significant blood loss.
- Hip fracture: When a person falls, the first part of the body to hit the ground is usually the hip, sometimes resulting in a broken or fractured hip. Although many people associate hip injuries with the elderly, anyone can fracture their hip.
Depending on the circumstances, you may bear a portion of the fault if you slipped and fell on someone else’s property. However, you may be eligible for compensation for a personal injury if a court concludes that you were no more than 50 percent at fault under modified comparative negligence law. A slip and fall accident lawyer can help you determine fault in your accident.
A highly respected personal injury law firm serving Porter and Lake counties
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a slip and fall, call on the experienced legal team at Schlyer & Associates, P.C. in Merrillville, Indiana. We offer free consultations and flexible hours by appointment. Call us today at 219-757-0225 or contact us online to get started. Our team is proud to serve injured people throughout Hammond, Crown Point, Valparaiso and the surrounding areas.