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When you have a serious fall, you may be surprised by the severity of your injuries. Many people take falls lightly, but a slip and fall can leave you with severe injuries that impact your quality of life. That can be difficult to handle already, but, worse, those injuries may have been caused by someone else’s negligence.

Fortunately, you do not have to tackle this type of claim alone. With an Indianapolis slip-and-fall accident lawyer on your side, you have dedicated support that can help you navigate this type of claim and get the compensation you deserve. At Stephenson Rife, we offer high-quality tools and resources, along with experienced personal injury attorneys who are prepared to get you the results you need.

Our Firm Is Here to Help You Succeed

When choosing a firm for your slip and fall accident claim, you want your attorney to offer the high-quality tools and resources of a big firm while offering the personalized attention and support that a smaller firm can offer. At Stephenson Rife, we focus on providing both aspects, ensuring that our clients get premier results without feeling like another case number. That includes keeping your rates lower without sacrificing quality.

Other attorneys have also recognized our diligence and care. We have worked closely with many different firms, especially on cases that cross state lines and may require a local firm to step in. We also take on cases that become too large and complex for a smaller firm to handle on their own.

These experiences and tools work together to show that we are dedicated to obtaining compensation for our clients, even in the most complex cases. We seek only the best results for people who would otherwise have difficulties getting the compensation they deserve. When you are ready to speak directly to us, we are ready to provide exceptional resources with a personal touch.

How Your Attorney Can Guide Your Claim to Success

Following a slip and fall accident, you need an advocate who is ready to speak on your behalf. We offer persistence, diligence, and effort that has helped us secure outstanding results for many of our clients. We have settled record-setting cases, some of them in the multimillion-dollar range, and we work hard to provide that service to each of our clients.

Our winning track record is based on decades of legal experience and advanced technology. We offer advanced support from attorneys who have handled hundreds of cases like yours and are prepared to provide the support you need. That experience is supplemented by advanced technology that can help prove the severity of your injuries.

Beyond the resources we have built over time, we also focus on providing open communication with our clients and aggressive defense on their behalf. When you pursue compensation with the help of our premises liability law firm, we offer diligence, focus, and a high level of detail to pursue the compensation you need. We understand how important protecting yourself and your family is, and we pursue the compensation you need to do so.

Determining Liability for Your Slip and Fall Accident

Before you sue, one of the first steps in your slip and fall accident claim is to identify who is responsible for your injuries. The at-fault party is typically also held responsible for the financial losses you have suffered, but this is not always true. We can help identify who caused your accident and who is financially responsible for your recovery.

When you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, the fault typically lies with the property owner. For example, if you slipped and fell in a supermarket, the property owner is responsible for ensuring the market is safe for all customers. If they fail to uphold that duty, they can be held responsible for their negligence.

A significant number of slip-and-fall accidents happen in the workplace as well. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, published through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slip, trip, and fall accidents make up the majority of industrial accidents, causing around 700 fatalities annually. While workers may be able to pursue compensation through a worker’s compensation claim, we can help workers who do not have this option.

You May Be Due Compensation for Your Injuries

When you have suffered a slip-and-fall injury, such as a back or spine injury, you may need compensation for your recovery. Even if the expenses for a slip-and-fall accident may seem to be less than those for other types of injuries, they can still add up quickly, and if you are unable to work, you may be unable to pay out of pocket at all. Fortunately, we can help pursue compensatory damages for your claim.


Following a slip and fall, you may find yourself with surprisingly steep expenses. Slip and fall accidents can do more damage than you may think, and you may have long-term costs that can be difficult to overcome. Below are a few of the many economic damages you may face:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning capacity 
  • Transportation costs for medical treatment
  • Property damage for phones, tools, laptops, or musical instruments that were damaged in the fall.

Keep in mind that many of these damages are long-term, ongoing issues. For example, you may have ongoing time away from work that may continue for weeks or months. We can help you estimate the future economic damages for your claim.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages cover the intangible types of suffering you may have experienced because of your accident. These damages, also known as pain and suffering damages, can take a significant emotional and mental toll. Because they do not have a set value like your economic damages, they require specific tools to calculate.

Generally, non-economic damages are calculated based on the severity of the incident and the impact those damages may have on your life. For example, if you broke a bone in a slip and fall accident, you may be in severe pain, and that pain may increase the non-economic damages you are due beyond what you may receive for a sprain or strain. Talk to our team about the exact details of your suffering.

Your Slip and Fall Attorney in Indianapolis Can Provide the Detailed Support You Need When You Need it Most

Following a slip and fall accident in Indianapolis, you might find yourself overwhelmed by the steps needed to recover compensation. You may not have the tools or resources required to file a claim and already be juggling your everyday life and your injury recovery. For many people who choose not to seek out an attorney, that may be the end of their chances for compensation.

However, with the legal team at Stephenson Rife, you have tools and resources that can help give you an excellent chance for compensation. Your Indianapolis slip and fall lawyer will aggressively pursue compensation from the at-fault party. When you are ready to speak with us, we offer free consultations when you call (317) 680-2501 or fill out the online contact form.

Attorney Mike Stephenson

Indiana Attorney Mike StephensonMike Stephenson has 40 years of experience and is a trusted advisor to many individuals and companies. His current practice is dominated by civil litigation in state and federal courts. He focuses much of his time on handling catastrophic injuries caused by all types of accidents, including motor vehicle, trucking, workplace injuries, product liability, and fire, just to name a few. He also works extensively in construction accidents. [ Attorney Bio ]

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