YOUR INJURY ATTORNEYS IN THE NEWS: CASE SETTLED IN FAVOR OF CATASTROPHIC SLIP AND FALL INJURY VICTIM
As Richard Hailey, personal injury attorney for the catastrophic injury slip and fall case victim, summed up the situation, “The plaintiff received enough recovery to take care of her for the rest of her life.”
A slip and fall accident can happen in seconds, yet cause a long and ongoing saga of misery. “Under Indiana law, store owners are under an obligation to implement reasonable measures to insure the safety of their customers while they are on their premises.
After her slip and fall accident in a store, the victim underwent several surgeries for a dislocated knee and ankle which had compromised her vascular blood supply, the victim underwent physical and occupational therapy and will remain wheelchair-bound for life, needing both continued outpatient treatment and assistance with activities of daily living.
Slip and fall accident cases are based on a type of negligence called premises liability. Ramey & Hailey settles catastrophic injury slip and fall cases against premises owners.
Every year at this time, we caution friends, clients, and family members about safe shopping – avoiding not only robbery and identity theft, but slip and fall accidents. This recently settled case of a healthy woman permanently disabled, with hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses already incurred, and estimated lifetime medical expenses going forward in the hundreds of thousands more, demonstrates the importance of:
- remaining vigilant – as a shopper, slow down represents our message to shoppers to slow down and stay aware, paying careful attention to where you walk.
- seeking legal representation after a slip and fall incident.