Depending on the severity, trips, slips and falls can lead to life-altering injuries. By law, private and public property owners are required to maintain their premises to ensure the safety of their visitors. This responsibility is known as premises liability.
If your trip, slip and fall incident was not your fault, you may be eligible for compensation as provided for by Indiana negligence laws. However, to effectively litigate your claim and receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries, you need to take the following steps:
1. Seek treatment immediately
While some injuries after a fall may be clearly visible, others may not be apparent right away. These hidden injuries, such as internal bleeding, can be fatal if left undetected and untreated. For this reason, you need to seek a doctor as soon as you can.
Besides receiving the treatment you need for your injuries, seeing a doctor also ensures that you receive the medical report that directly links your injuries to the slip-and-fall incident in question.
2. File your claim as soon as possible
Sustaining an injury following a slip-and-fall accident is one thing. Receiving the compensation you are entitled to, however, is another ball game altogether.
To pursue your case and receive the compensation you deserve, you need to act fast. In other words, you need to file your claim within Indiana’s statute of limitations period, which is two years from the date of the slip-and-fall accident that resulted in your injuries.
A trip, slip and fall can lead to a variety of injuries. If you slip and fall on someone’s property, and you believe they were negligent, you have every right to expect fair compensation for your losses.