South Bend Slip and Fall Lawyer

South Bend Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and fall accidents can happen at any time and anywhere. When you are seriously injured as a result of a slip and fall accident that was caused by a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries.  An experienced South Bend slip and fall lawyer from Blackburn Romey can guide and represent you in seeking compensation for your injuries and other damages.

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Property owners or operators are required by law to ensure that their property is reasonably safe for guests and other visitors. They are required to take reasonable actions to remedy any unsafe condition on the property. While many property owners strive to ensure the safety of their property, others only take note of these unsafe conditions when someone is injured.

Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries that require extensive treatment. You may not be able to return to work for a long time as you recover. There are instances where the injuries are catastrophic with long-term life-altering effects. The team at Blackburn Romey will advocate on your behalf and fight to protect your right to compensation.

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney from our law firm. We’d be glad to discuss the details of your case with you and help you learn about your rights and options.

Common Injuries in Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are quite common. In some instances, victims can suffer catastrophic or life-threatening injuries. Some of the most frequent injuries suffered in slip and fall accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Bone factures
  • Bruises and abrasions
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries

It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after your accident. There are instances where injuries suffered in slip and fall accidents are not immediately noticeable. However, you may begin to experience symptoms of these injuries hours or even days after the accident. Insurance companies may argue that your injuries were not caused by the slip and fall accident if you seek medical attention days after the accident.

Seeking immediate medical attention also ensures that you receive the treatment you need. You can avoid complications and safeguard your health.

At Blackburn Romey, we will work to build a strong claim on your behalf. We will gather evidence to show that your injuries were caused by your accident. This includes your medical reports, witness testimonies, incident reports as well as expert testimonies. We will fight to recover fair compensation for your damages.

Common Causes for Slip and Fall Accidents in South Bend

Many people are careful to avoid falling when moving around. However, even those who are extra cautious can lose their footing and be injured in a fall when they encounter hazardous conditions. Some examples of hazardous conditions that can cause slip and fall accidents include:

  • Debris
  • Obstructions on sidewalks, parking lots and floors
  • Ice on sidewalks or parking lots
  • Spills on floors
  • Poor design or construction of walkways and stairs
  • Broken steps
  • Damaged carpets
  • Damaged tiling
  • Snow on sidewalks or parking lots
  • Violations of building code
  • Poor lighting

Property owners are responsible to provide a reasonably safe environment for their guests. Failure to do so can result in premises liability lawsuits including slip and fall lawsuits. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may seek compensation from the property owner and any other responsible party.

The team at Blackburn Romey is experienced at representing slip and fall accident victims. We will investigate your case to determine the underlying cause of the accident. We will identify the responsible parties and work to hold them liable for your damages. Contact us now to schedule consultation with an experienced South Bend slip and fall lawyer from our law firm.

Can I Sue a Third Party for a Slip and Fall Accident?

The property owner or operator is often the first party people blame when it comes to slip and fall accidents. However, there are instances when other parties may be held liable for these injuries. The property owner for example may contact the responsibility to remedy a hazardous condition on their property to a third party.

A good example is when a landlord of a shopping mall uses an ice and snow removal company to keep their parking lot and sidewalks clear of snow and ice. If you were to sustain injuries from a slip and fall accident on the shopping mall sidewalk while on the way to a shop in the mall, determining who ought to be held liable can be confusing. In many instances, the contractor and the mall owner will both be held liable for your injuries and damages. There are also some instances in which you can hold the landlord, the tenant, and a third-party contractor responsible for damages in a slip and fall accident.

Things may feel confusing following your accident. You will most likely have a lot to deal with when facing the consequences of the accident. It helps to have the guidance and representation of an experienced South Bend slip and fall lawyer when seeking compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at Blackburn Romey will review your case and determine the cause of your accident. We will identify all parties that can be held liable and pursue them for compensation on your behalf.

Time Limit on Slip and Fall Claims in South Bend

If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident in South Bend, it is important that you seek the services of an experienced South Bend slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. We understand just how difficult it can be to deal with the consequences of an accident. However, you must act in good time to avoid being locked out by deadlines.

The statute of limitations for most slip and fall accidents in Indiana is 2 years. That means that you must file your claim within 2 years of the occurrence of the accident. The team at Blackburn Romey can help you do exactly that. We will represent you throughout the process and fight to recover just compensation on your behalf.

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Tom Blackburn

Blackburn Romey founding partner Tom Blackburn graduated with honors receiving a degree from Indiana University at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Initiating his legal career in 1977, he has been active in practicing law and currently serves as a member of the Indiana State Bar Association on the Ethics and Advertising Committees, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, as a board member at the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, and as an appointed member of the Executive Committee for the State of Indiana for the National Trial Lawyers Association.