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Hovde Dassow + Deets Indianapolis Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys

Indianapolis Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys

Helping Victims of Negligence in Indianapolis

Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries that require medical treatment and time off work to heal. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of a property owner or manager, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. At Hovde Dassow +amp; Deets, our Indianapolis slip and fall accident attorneys are passionate about helping the injured and providing the personalized, one-on-one guidance you need throughout the legal process.


Call us today at (317) 576-3241 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our slip and fall accident lawyers in Indianapolis.


Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can occur in a variety of settings. They are especially common in retail stores, restaurants, and other commercial establishments. However, they can also occur on private property and in residential buildings. In any case, slip and fall accidents are often caused by one of the following factors:

  • Wet floors: Whether from a leaking pipe, recently mopped floor, or spilled liquid, wet floors can be extremely dangerous.
  • Uneven flooring: Cracked, damaged, or otherwise uneven flooring can pose a serious tripping hazard.
  • Loose mats or rugs: If a mat or rug is not properly secured to the floor, it can easily slide or bunch up, causing someone to trip and fall.
  • Insufficient lighting: Poor lighting can make it difficult to see tripping hazards, such as a step.
  • Clutter: Objects, debris, and other clutter in walkways can make it easy for someone to trip and fall.
  • Stairway defects: Stairways with broken or missing handrails, uneven steps, or inadequate tread can pose a serious danger.

These are just a few examples of the many ways in which slip and fall accidents can occur. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to seek medical attention right away and report the accident to the property owner or manager. Then, get in touch with an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer in Indianapolis to learn more about your legal options.

Who Is Liable for a Slip and Fall Accident?

Liability in a slip and fall accident case is based on the legal concept of negligence. To establish negligence, you must prove that the property owner or manager owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and that you suffered damages as a result. Under Indiana law, property owners and managers have a duty of care to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. This includes regularly inspecting the property for hazards, repairing hazards in a timely manner, and/or providing adequate warning of hazards that cannot be immediately fixed.

However, just because you were injured in a slip and fall accident does not automatically mean that the property owner or manager was negligent. To be legally responsible, the property owner or manager must have known or reasonably should have known about the hazard and failed to take action to fix it. For example, if a grocery store employee mops the floor and immediately places a “wet floor” sign in the area, the store may not be liable if a customer slips and falls. This is because the store took reasonable steps to warn customers of the hazard.

How Long Do You Have to File a Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuit?

In Indiana, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits, including slip and fall accident claims, is two years from the date of the injury. If you do not file a lawsuit within this two-year period, you will be permanently barred from bringing a claim. However, there are a few exceptions to this general rule.

How Our Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys Can Help

At Hovde Dassow + Deets, our Indianapolis slip and fall accident attorneys can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the fair recovery you are owed. We understand that slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries that require medical treatment and time off work to heal, which is why we work tirelessly to secure the maximum compensation you are owed. Our team is highly skilled in handling these types of cases and can provide you with the effective representation you need.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to seek medical attention right away, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent. Then, get in touch with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Indianapolis to learn more about your legal options. The sooner you contact our team, the sooner we can get to work on your case. We offer free consultations and contingency fees, so you do not have to worry about any upfront costs or legal fees. Instead, you only pay if we win your case.


Call (317) 576-3241 today to schedule your consultation with our slip and fall accident attorneys in Indianapolis.


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    Mr. Rick Hovde was recommended to us by our personal attorney and a customer of ours with our family business. Mr. Hovde was also featured as one of the top 3 personal injury attorneys on the front of the Indianapolis Monthly publication. A few years back, I suffered the personal loss of my wife due to what I believe was medical malpractice. Mr. Hovde and his staff were stellar in the way they handled our case! Winning a medical malpractice case is no easy task, but he won ours. In my opinion, he is the best at what he does. I appreciated his attention to detail and was very impressed with his resolve to do the best job possible for a favorable outcome. I would strongly recommend Rick Hovde to anyone needing a great malpractice attorney.
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    Nick Deets was our family’s attorney for my mother’s wrongful death case. Mr. Deets came highly recommended during our family’s search for legal representation. We were very impressed with Mr. Deets during our initial visit and immediately signed up with him. Mr. Deets was available to us as needed while our case was active. He kept us informed every step of the way. The level of communication was outstanding. Without going into detail, there was an aspect to our case that Mr. Deets uncovered. Most attorneys would have never made this discovery- and in the end, it raised the level of the conclusion of our case substantially. This is exactly why we wanted a competent and experienced attorney. Mr. Deets went toe to toe with the opposition at every step of the way. He fought for every inch. You never have to wonder whose side the attorney is on if you hire this firm. Most people only go through a tragedy once in their lifetime. The loss in our case was unfathomable. Our family is so grateful that we didn’t make the situation worse by having a negative experience law firm. Our family was extremely satisfied with the job performance of our attorney, Nick Deets. We pray that we never experience the unfathomable loss that necessitated the need to hire an attorney again. If we should ever have to hire an attorney again, we would hire this law firm again with no hesitation whatsoever. That is probably the strongest recommendation anyone could give. Thanks for everything.
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