Very serious accidents can result from slips, trips and falls on private or public property. Even a mere slip on a wet floor in a grocery store or a trip on a floating casino riverboat could cause an injury that takes months or years to fully recover from. An unexpected fall can cause injuries that require surgery and/or rehabilitation. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for over 8 million hospital visits and fractures can occur in almost 5 percent of the people who fall. In addition, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than 2 million fall injuries each year.
How Will You Recover?
Recovering from such an accident is costly and time-consuming and can be painful. You might have to take time off from work and make difficult adjustments to your life, especially if you experience temporary or permanent disability.
It is important not to disregard the fall after it happens. An injury could develop or be aggravated days or even weeks later.
Call A Jeffersonville Slip And Fall Attorney Today
At Doane Law Office, LLC, we take all potential injury claims seriously and work with each client individually. We will investigate your claim independently if we take on your case. We collect evidence, obtain witness testimony and construct a compelling case based on the facts, showing negligence of the at-fault party.
We charge no fees unless we win or settle in your favor, and we represent people in Indiana and Kentucky. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer. Call us at 812-590-2213 in Jeffersonville or 502-595-7045 in Louisville. It is critical to act quickly, especially if a government entity could be involved.
How Slips And Falls Happen
Negligence leading to injury can involve any of the following common situations and more:
- Parking lot falls
- Falling objects in stores
- Slips on wet floors
- Falls down poorly maintained stairs
- Falls in potholes
- Falls on defective sidewalks or ramps
- Falls on boats or docks
- Negligent supervision of guests
- Inadequate security
- Falls on ice or snow
We are extensively experienced in premises liability cases. We work hard to achieve the compensation you deserve, including medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, disability and other damages. Ken has filed numerous slip and fall lawsuits and has received many favorable verdicts at trial.
Clients Ask: Can I Sue Kroger? Can I Sue Walmart?
Kroger is the largest supermarket chain with over 2500 stores in the United States. Along with having a large number of locations and employees, along comes a large number of injury claims. When you slip and fall at Kroger, your claim will be handled by an adjustor that does not want to pay your claim. Kroger and other supermarket chains carry insurance, however it is not uncommon for the claims to be denied.
Walmart is the largest company in the world and it is one of the most difficult to recover damages from. As you can imagine, slips and falls in parking lots and inside the store can happen at any time. Many clients think that since Walmart is so large, how could they sue Walmart for a slip and fall accident? In fact, many attorneys turn down slip and fall cases due to the complexity and agressiveness of Walmart and other large companies. One landmark case that has helped change Kentucky law is Lanier v. Walmart Stores. This case helped to shift the burden of proof from the customer to the store owner, and in this case Walmart. That is why hiring a personal injury attorney that has dealt with Walmart and is not afraid to file a lawsuit on your behalf is to your advantage.
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important that you seek medical attention and that your injuries are clearly documented by a medical provider. Don't let your slip and fall at Walmart, Kroger or another retailer change your life, call to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with an attorney that fights against large supermarket chains and big box retailers. Experience Does Matter! Don't you deserve the best slip and fall attorney?
A Local Slip And Fall Attorney Can Help
If you had a slip and fall injury in Southern Indiana or the Louisville area, call us at 812-590-2213 in Jeffersonville or 502-595-7045 in Louisville, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Navigating slip and fall cases can be complex and the laws are different in Indiana and Kentucky. Doane Law Office has the injury law experience to help guide you in this process.