Indiana Premises Liability Attorneys
Slip and fall accidents can occur in anytime, and in any environment, on slick surfaces, the result of spills, or on uneven surfaces.
Premises liability accidents may not seem like a serious issue, but in the U.S., slip and falls are one of the top causes of unintentional injury, and sends millions of Americans to emergency rooms every year. Even more concerning, slip and falls are the second most occurring cause of unintentional death, and in 2009, over 25,000 Americans died as a result of a slip and fall accident.
As a result, businesses and landowners have a responsibility to make their property safe for guests, customers and anyone who may pass through their premises. Accidents often are the result of loose rugs or floor mats, untreated ice, snow, standing water, loose gravel, cords, and many other types of hazards on the ground, and these slip and fall accidents often result in serious injury.
SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT FACTS
- In 2012 alone, there were 8,974,762 non-fatal fall injuries in the United States
- There are more than double the amount of fall injuries each year than any other type of injury.
- The most common locations and causes for slip and falls accidents are doorways, clutter/cords/loose rugs, ramps, uneven surfaces, wet floors, unprotected elevated areas, unstable surfaces, ladders and stairs.
- Individuals over the age of 75 were the most at risk for slip and fall injuries.
- Falls are the leading cause of TBI in older adults.
- Over 21,000 older adults died in 2010 as a result of unintentional falls.
The lawyers at Wagner Reese have over 60 years of combined experience in assisting victims of slip and fall accidents. We handle cases involving landlords, businesses, and property owners that have caused an injury due to negligence, may be in violation of housing codes, local ordinances, or national safety standards that have resulted in injuries.
If you or someone you love have been a victim of a slip and fall injury, give the expert lawyers at Wagner Reese a call for more information and schedule your free consultation today! Wagner Reese has a proven track record of securing compensation for clients and getting them the results they want and deserve!
A Note About Recovery Limits
In 2012, Indiana put a compensation cap on non-economic based damages. For personal injury cases in the state of Indiana, any case paid by the government may not exceed an award of $5,000,000. The Indiana Supreme Court is currently contesting this cap as unconstitutional, so these limits may soon be abolished.
About the Lawyers
Stephen Wagner and Jason Reese can handle your premises liability or slip and fall accident claim with years of experience and proven results. Call the law firm of Wagner Reese today 888-710-9377 for your FREE consultation!