Sidewalk Injuries and Accidents
Taking a nice walk through your neighborhood is an excellent way to get exercise and pass the time. But as you stroll on sidewalks on others’ private property, there may be more dangers than you realize. Slip, trip, and fall accidents can cause serious injuries like head trauma, back injuries, and hip fractures. These accidents may cause steep medical bills, loss of time from work, and suffering.
If you or someone you know has suffered from a sidewalk accident on someone else’s private property you may be entitled to legal compensation and benefits. If you need legal counsel, the aggressive, experienced Indianapolis accident lawyers of the Hankey Law Office can help. Contact us today at (800) 520-3633.
Causes of Sidewalk Injuries
Sidewalk injuries have many underlying causes, including:
- Cracks or uneven footing on the sidewalk may cause tripping. It is the responsibility of the private owner of that property to maintain that sidewalk in good and safe condition for pedestrians.
- Snow that has not been properly shoveled can cause slipping because it is slippery and icy. It is also the responsibility of that owner to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice. If you have slipped on someone else’s sidewalk because of snow build up then that person is responsible for your injuries caused by that fall.
- Debris on sidewalks may cause injuries through tripping from the inability of the pedestrian to safely traverse through the debris to continue walking along the sidewalk.
If you have suffered a trip and fall injury on another party’s property, our Indianapolis premises liability attorneys can help you learn about your rights and options.
If you are suffering from an injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to take legal action. contact the Indianapolis personal injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office today to receive a consultation on your personal injury case. Contact us today at (800) 520-3633.