Fall Due to Inadequate Lighting Should Call Our Slip-and-fall Lawyers in Indiana for Help
Every horror movie has the evil hidden by darkness.
And real life is no different.
Walking on business land when you can’t see can lead to your own personal horrific situation where you have huge incoming medical bills and no job you can handle to pay those bills.
You can’t see what can hurt you in the dark.
Defects upon land don’t go away merely because the cover of darkness comes. In fact, potholes in parking lots, patches of ice and snow and uneven stairs become less conspicuous in the dark.
And people are not confined inside during night-time as they were hundreds of years ago. Today people work, play, eat and shop at all times of day and night.
And here at Shaw Law, we know the right expert witness to test the “luminosity” (brightness) of the business, parking lot or apartment building where you fell. We can even simulate the brightness of the moon, when necessary, to show a jury what it looked like at the time of your fall.
There are guidelines concerning required lighting minimum lumens for all restaurants, businesses, malls, casinos, hospitals, and other places where people must walk to their cars to enter or leave.
If you or your loved one was injured on someone’s property, it must be proven that the owner or property manager was negligent in some way which leads to your fall. One factor that can lead to falls on a property is inadequate lighting. Dimly lit areas are very dangerous for other people who are walking or going downstairs. This is especially true if a person is unfamiliar with your property or during a storm.
Poor lighting can happen anywhere, not just at night but also inside.
Dark stairs or bathrooms can be extremely dangerous to see the wet floors where lights are out or dim. Victims who suffer falls due to inadequate lighting should call our experienced slip-and-fall lawyers in Indiana for help.
Here at Shaw Law, our lawyers understand just how catastrophic a fall can as a result of inadequate lighting. The effects of this type of fall can be long-term, permanent, or even life-ending. Our dedicated team of lawyers is prepared to help you receive the compensation that you deserve. You never should have to suffer an injury due to another individual’s negligence, and you certainly should never have to pay the financial repercussions for an accident caused by another individual.
Why Does Inadequate Lighting Lead to Falls?
Inadequate lighting poses a great risk for falls for several reasons. One reason is that it doesn’t allow people to see if there are any hazards they should be avoiding. An example of this is if something is left on the floor in a dimly lit hallway, a person could trip over the object because they were unable to see that the object was on the floor. The same scenario applies to if there is something spilled on the floor, but the person is unable to see the spill due to inadequate lighting.
Another example of this is if a parking lot has inadequate lighting, it can lead to people falling over curbs and other objects that typically are not hazardous but become a hazard due to the inability to see these hazards.
Common Injuries from Falls Due to Inadequate Lighting
Inadequate lighting places all people at risk when they step on the premises of place that has inadequate lighting. While some people are fortunate enough to sustain minimal injuries or even no injuries after a fall due to inadequate lighting, many people are not as fortunate.
Some of the most common injuries seen from a fall due to inadequate lighting includes broken bones and fractures, traumatic brain injuries, scarring or disfigurement, spinal cord injuries, other types of head trauma, amputation or loss of limb, eye injuries, internal organ damage or internal bleeding, death, and many other types of injuries.
Victims Injured in Falls Due to Inadequate Lighting Should Call Our Slip-and-fall Lawyers in Indiana for Help
Victims who have been injured in a fall due to inadequate lighting should call our experienced slip-and-fall lawyers in Indiana. Our lawyers provide a FREE consultation and will review your case to determine if your slip-and-fall injury may have been caused by another individual’s negligence. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, and our lawyers will fight to recover the full amount of compensation that you deserve.
If you or a loved one were injured in a fall due to inadequate lighting, call our experienced slip-and-fall lawyers in Indiana at Shaw Law. Schedule a FREE consultation by calling (260) 777-7777 or by sending us a message.
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