Hire us because we care.
And Let's face it.
We've been doing this a long time. The lawyers of Shaw Law Offices -- the Indiana Slip and Fall Attorneys -- are not "spring chickens."
And with age and experience comes a little bit of "know-how."
We love fighting the big business and insurance industries and we do fight. And fight.
Like Muhammad Ali the boxer famously said, "It's Not Bragging if You Can Back it Up."
Call us for a FREE list of case results. We will show you how much we fight.
So, here's 5 things we do a little bit differently than other lawyers to help ensure you the big results we've accomplished in the past:
1. We Visit the Site Where you Fell
As a young lawyer, I learned a harsh lesson. During one of my jury trials, I asked a question concerning the road where the collision had occurred.
I asked about an intersection where a road lane markings had been. The witness corrected me and insisted that the markings were different at the time of the wreck.
We still won that case, but it taught me a lesson -- always visit the site where the injury occurred.
You'd be surprised how many personal injury lawyers still rely upon photographs or other depictions without visiting the site where the injury occurred.
There's something inherently invaluable in seeing the area -- your questions in your mind can make more sense. In a way, it's metaphysical.
One wrongful death jury trial, the defendant truck driver insisted he had nowhere to get off the road during a snowstorm -- so he plowed ahead and killed my client. But because we had visited the scene, I was able to recall an abandoned gas station with a large parking lot about a mile before the wreck. I was able to cross-examine him and ask if he remembered the site and if he could have stopped there. He admitted the truth.
2. We Ask the Other Side for Real Information Based Upon the Facts of the Case -- We Do Not Just Send Out "Form" Questions
Once again, you'd be surprised at the number of personal injury attorneys who send out forms and templates to the other side when discovering the true facts of the case. Form questions get form answers -- nobody learns anything.
Shaw Law Offices doesn't do that. We listen to you. And if we send out written questions to the other side (often called "interrogatories"), we do it to find out real details of what really happened.
3. We Research the Laws -- No, Really -- We Know the Current State of the Law
This one might be academic or obvious -- we research the law in your case.
After all, what's the sense of hiring a lawyer who doesn't "know" the laws, right?
Well, in all fairness, it's a tricky business. Laws come in many formats -- statute books, regulations and other cases -- and it can be a difficult, time-consuming task to keep abreast of all the ever-changing laws.
4. We Use the Latest Techniques to Win Slip and Fall Cases
I don't just mean we try hard (although we do, see below).
But, we have decades of experience that has allowed us to make things happen. We have extensive contacts with expert witnesses throughout the nation to help establish industry standards and the obligations (standards of care) that businesses and other landowners should be doing to make their property reasonably safe for customers and tenants. We've used all kinds of expert witnesses -- some who measure the "slipperiness" of a floor where water was and some who have years of experience in running hotels or restaurants or stores. We've had OSHA experts and Risk Management experts and all kinds of others to help you establish the standard of care for a jury to consider.
We've also kept up with our continuing legal education through the years. In fact, in just the prior 3 years, we've attended dozens of hours of seminars from some of the nation's leading lawyers and learned new discovery techniques that have helped us win cases and increase the value of those cases.
This includes a relatively new and evolving area of law known as the Trial Rule 30(b)6 deposition technique -- a method of investigating slip and falls by asking the corporation or business entity to come into a recorded interview and divulge all facts and opinions it currently has or should have. It's a fascinating technique that has made me a better lawyer and helps you win your case.
5. We Love Our Job and We Love to Win
We love our job. We love battling the big interests in this country -- the big businesses, the insurance industry and their corporate lawyers.
It's what we live for.
Because we want to help you get back on your feet.
We Get You Back on Your Feet.