Falls in Residences in Indiana
Ready to Hold the Homeowner or Landlord Responsible for Your Injury
Private homeowners and landlords of apartment complexes must keep the premises reasonably safe, repair any hazards on the property, and warn visitors of any dangerous conditions. Failure to do so can lead to an injury suffered by a guest or tenant on their property. Injured guests and visitors may be eligible to file a premises liability lawsuit with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
If you have been injured at a private residence in Indiana, Shaw Law can hold the private homeowner or landlord responsible for your injuries. Our legal team has more than 30 years of experience handling a wide range of slip and fall cases. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients by providing them with knowledgeable and personalized legal representation inside and outside the courtroom.
Common Slip & Falls Accidents at Residences
Just because you slipped and fell on someone else’s property, does not automatically mean the property owner is at fault. In order to win a slip and fall case against a homeowner or a landlord, you must prove that the defendant was negligent. You must provide evidence that the property owner purposely caused or failed to fix or warn you about a slippery or wet condition or surface that caused your injury.
Our firm handles the following types of slip and fall cases in Indiana residences:
- Falls at apartment complexes and rental houses – Apartments, rental houses, and other rental properties are managed by landlords who are responsible for maintaining the community premises, from individual apartments and swimming pools to washing/drying machines and parking lots. When landlords and property managers slack on their duties and fail to maintain the premises, such negligence can result in serious or catastrophic injuries.
- Falls on swimming pool decks – Many homes, apartment complexes, and even hotels and motels have swimming pools on the property. Property owners have a duty of care to ensure the swimming pool areas—including decks and patios—are safe and properly maintained. Such duties also include periodic inspections. Property owners may be liable for swimming pool accidents if they were negligent in addressing pool-related issues.
- Falls from balconies – If a person falls from a balcony and suffers a serious or fatal injury, the property owner or building manager can be held responsible for the accident if they fail to properly maintain the balcony. Apartment complexes, hotels, condominiums, and even homes must ensure their balconies are built to industry standards and safety codes.
- Falls on decks and porches – A poorly constructed deck or porch can be built on all types of businesses, homes, apartment complexes, and hotels. When a person suffers an injury caused by a poorly constructed deck, it is not uncommon for the property owner or insurance company representing the owner to blame the injured party for causing their own injury, which is why our legal team protect your rights and best interests against powerful entities.
- Falls in showers and tubs – Tubs—including hot tubs—and showers are a staple in many hotels. Since these amenities can be extremely slippery when wet, hotels may install guardrails or slip-resistant flooring to reduce the number of injuries. When a property owner fails to install or maintain safety equipment near tubs and showers, they can be held liable for any slip and fall injuries.
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Do not hesitate to take legal action against the property owner who contributed to your injury. Shaw Law can investigate the accident, gather and analyze evidence, negotiate with insurers, and help you recover your entitled compensation.
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