One of the most common types of injuries for accident victims to sustain in a slip and fall accident are injuries to the leg. This can include injuries to the knee, the ankle, the shin and other parts of the leg. Although many people may minimize the possible outcomes of a slip and fall accident, far too many severe injuries are left unchecked, leaving the victim to suffer for far too long.
The severe twisting and turning that can happen in a slip and fall on ice in a parking lot or store often results in broken bones or torn tendons and ligaments.
“Rolling” your ankle in a slip and fall causes great stress upon the fibula bone and can snap it in a moment.
These cases have high settlement values (if negligence can be proved) and you need to see Attorney Jeff JJ Shaw to get you the compensation you deserve.
Your broken ankle, knee or leg could cost you significantly more than the initial cost of the emergency room and that’s why at Shaw Law we work so hard to help victims recover full and fair compensation.
You need to learn what the real cost of your injury might be, and attorney Jeff Shaw will sit down with you in an initial consultation to explain how someone else’s negligence caused your leg injuries.
As you consider the true cost of your leg injury, you need to evaluate all of the possible damages you have already sustained and are likely to incur in the future, including lost income, medication, hospital stays and doctor’s visits, medical equipment like a wheelchair, emotional suffering, physical pain and out of pocket cost.
How your ankle, knee or leg injury from a slip and fall accident in Indiana will impede your life, depends on a number of different factors, including the job you had prior to the accident, the severity of the break itself, the type of treatment recommended by your doctor, whether you sustained any complications as a result of the accident and your day to day responsibilities.
You might be able to recover compensation in the form of damages from a property manager or owner if you can illustrate that your slip and fall accident was caused by a dangerous condition that that person should have known about or did know about. You will need to prove in court that the property manager or owner failed to fix that dangerous condition or to warn you about it before you fell and that the broken bone you sustained and other resulting injuries were caused by the fall.
In order to protect your rights in an Indiana slip and fall injury case, you need to contact an experienced slip and fall attorney like Jeff Shaw, avoid talking to the insurance company without getting insight from your slip and fall lawyer, retain any evidence that have from the time of the fall, and continue to follow all of your doctor’s orders. It is critical that you take steps immediately after the accident to protect best interests and ensure that you have someone looking out for you.
At Shaw Law, we work as hard as possible to get you back on your feet again after sustaining a serious leg injury because of someone else’s negligent behavior. Contact Jeff Shaw today to discuss how filing a case might be the only way for you to get your life moving forward again.
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