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Let’s face it; a good slip is a ripe material for a hardy laugh but not everyone who falls can get up so easily. While a slip may at first be a laughing matter, it can quickly turn into an injury that may have lasting effects. Should you fall and incur an injury you may have grounds to seek financial compensation from a property owner.

No matter whether the property is private or public it’s held to a certain standard of safety that must be upheld by those in charge of the property. Here are some things to know about slip and fall cases.

Proving Culpability

Ascertaining if a certain party has acted in a negligent manner is a difficult feat. There is a large gray area when it comes to determining blame. With this being said, it’s of the utmost importance that you contact your local Evansville, Louisville, Indianapolis, or Owensboro-based Premises Injury Attorney. Be aware that these cases are often time-sensitive and require gathering evidence as soon as an injury occurs. What must be proven is that the property manager had adequate time to identify the hazard at hand and made the decision not to ameliorate the situation.

Identify the Party

Understanding whom to take to court isn’t always black and white. Finding out who the culpable party is, may require some digging. Those who have sustained injuries must also embrace the possibility that the injury was their fault. Accepting this will no doubt mean extreme embarrassment but will also save time and money that would have otherwise been spent on a litigation battle.

If you feel as though you have a viable case, you should contact the professionals at Gerling Law Firm immediately. When you make contact with Gerling, you’re entitled to a free consultation.

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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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