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Wet supermarket floors, uneven payment, poorly lit stairwells, sports arenas that don’t mop up spilled drinks…these are just a few cases that may cause serious injuries and warrant a consultation with a Slip and Fall Attorney.

“Slip and fall” is a term used in a personal injury case where an individual slips or trips and is injured on someone else’s property.

Proving the Case

In most instances, a person injured in a slip and fall on someone else’s property must prove that the cause of the accident was a “dangerous condition,” and that the owner or possessor of the property knew of the dangerous condition.

An experienced slip and fall lawyer knows how to determine if a property owner was negligent in the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of the property.

In addition, a qualified personal injury attorney has knowledge working to fight insurance companies that represent the other party. It is not unusual for the company or person being sued to take steps to disprove your case. They will:

  • attempt to establish how the slip and fall accident happened
  • find out how badly you are injured
  • explore the nature and extent of your injuries
  • find out whether your injuries may have been pre-existing
  • ask about what you were doing just before the accident
  • look for warnings that may have been ignored

These are just some of the reasons it is beneficial to contact Gerling Law to review your case. We have a team of professional attorneys who understand how to fight for your rightful settlement and get you the compensation you deserve.


“Life can change in an instant from just one fall that may potentially result in a lifetime of medical complications and expenses,” stated Owner and Managing attorney Gayle Gerling Pettinga. “Let us review your case and put our resources and experience to work on your behalf.”

Slip and fall accidents can cause broken or fractured bones, head and spinal injuries, lacerations, concussions, bruises, and other injuries. Take steps to assure you receive adequate compensation by contacting Gerling Law with locations in Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Owensboro at 888-437-5464.

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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