Who is responsible for a slip and fall accident?

Indiana winters present higher risk of falls and accidents

 

If you live or work in Indiana you know that with winter comes cold temperatures and plenty of snow and ice. As the weather turns, and ice and snow start to take hold all over Indiana, it is important for Hoosiers to take extra care in navigating roads, parking lots, and entering/exiting their places of employment or other businesses.

 

Slip-and-fall accidents can result in serious injuries

 

A slip or a fall anywhere can be painful and cause severe injury. When it happens on icy sidewalks or roadways that belong to someone else, it’s possible that the owners of the property may be held responsible for the accident. If so,  the situation may warrant a lawsuit to ensure that the responsible party pays for medical bills and other costs associated with the accident and injury.

 

The responsibility of business owners and employers

 

Business owners and employers have a duty to keep their property reasonably clear of snow and ice in an earnest effort to mitigate the risk of falls.  If you have fallen and injured yourself on someone else’s property due to snow or ice that was not removed in a timely fashion, you may wish to consult the knowledgeable attorneys at Klezmer Maudlin to see if we can pursue a case for you.

We care about fighting for the rights of injured persons and workers throughout the state of Indiana. Call us today. With offices in EvansvilleIndianapolisLafayetteNew Harmony, and Jeffersonville (Louisville, KY), we are well-equipped to handle your case.