Slip and Fall Damages
One of the most common questions presented to us at Shaw Law after an accident has occurred, is what type of damages can a slip and fall injury victim expect. The type and amount of damages due to an injured victim will depend on a number of different factors, including how the accident occurred, the severity of the injuries, and your physician's prognosis for your recovery over the long term. Furthermore, how long you were out of work, how this has impeded your daily life will also influence your ability to recover damages.
Your damage claim is critical not just for you, but for your family members as well. If you lost time at work or worse yet, can’t go back to work at all, the stakes are very high and this can have ripple effects for your family’s future over the course of many years. This is why Indiana law allows premises liability lawsuits.
An initial consultation with experienced premises liability lawyer, Jeff Shaw, can open your eyes to the types of damages and common issues that emerge in these kinds of cases. Understanding your eligibility to file can also be revealed during an initial consultation. After a slip and fall injury, you need to gather your evidence immediately and present it to an experienced attorney.
At Shaw Law, we care about getting you back on your feet as soon as possible and putting together evidence in a compelling claim so you have the best possible chance of recovering compensation. In the state of Indiana, you must comply with the statute of limitations which means that you need to file your premises liability claim no later than two years after you sustained your injury due to dangerous property conditions.
You could be eligible to fight for economic damages and non-economic damages in an Indiana slip and fall injury case. Economic damages refer to items such as lost wages or medical expenses, which are losses that are usually backed up by your evidence and documentation.
Non-economic damages, however, involve emotional distress, pain and suffering and loss of society or companionship. Indiana law protects your interests by allowing you to pursue a premises liability lawsuit against a responsible party for economic and non-economic damages.
The evidentiary issues and legal requirements are extremely complicated, which is why your case should only be managed by a knowledgeable attorney who has been practicing in this field for some time. Consult with a dedicated premises liability lawyer in Indiana like Jeff Shaw today.