While most people think of broken bones, TBIs, and neck and back injuries as common consequences of slip and fall accidents in Indiana, one other common outcome includes fracture injuries.
At Shaw Law, we have worked with many patients who have suffered serious fracture related injuries when falling on someone else's property. It is not your fault if a dangerous condition existed on a property, that the manager should have known about or knew about and failed to correct.
Slip and fall accidents commonly occur in restaurants, malls and other business establishment and these usually result in fractured or broken bones, especially among children and the elderly who are prone to these injuries. In the vast majority of slip and fall cases, in which the injured victim can show that he or she sustained harm because of a negligent and unsafe condition, the property owner may have a legal duty to compensate the injured person who sustained a fracture.
There are three primary ways to determine whether or not a property owner is liable for slip and fall accidents that led to fractures if the dangerous condition that caused the accident should have been known by a premise owner or one of the workers as any reasonable individual would have discovered this, if the premise owner or one of the employees must have known about the dangerous condition but failed to fix it, or if the premise owner created the dangerous condition and failed to correct it or warn people about it.
All of these might prompt a premises liability lawsuit. Proper and timely filing must occur if the injured patient intends to recover in full.
Fracture injuries can affect the arms, the hands, the feet, and the legs. A fracture often gets minimized as a consequence of personal injury or premises liability accidents. However, this can lead to medical visits, health care expenses and a painful recovery period for the victim. This is why so many victims of slip and fall accidents, who suffer a fracture might not realize that it is in their best interests to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney like Jeff Shaw.
At Shaw Law, it is our commitment to get you back on your feet as soon as possible, whether you've sustained a brain injury, a neck problem, back and shoulder pain, or a fracture. Gather your evidence, including your medical bills and your medical records, and schedule a consultation with Attorney Shaw today to learn more about your rights.