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How do you prove your Indiana trip and fall?

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Oct 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

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You were walking in a shopping center and you tripped and fell because the walkway was broken and you may have some concerns about your recovery. You may be wondering:

  • How you will prove the property owner was responsible for your fall?
  • How you will prove what your injuries really did to you?

These things may seem insurmountable, but it is possible to prove liability and the amount of damages in a fall accident.


As you begin to build your fall down case, there are different types of witnesses that can help prove your case. Here are the witnesses that you may want to consider:

Eyewitnesses: folks who witnessed your fall or came upon the scene shortly after can provide important evidence about the fall, the scene and any statements made by the property owner or his employees.

Medical experts. Your family doctor or specialist may be able to testify or provide written evidence about the specific injuries you sustained and how your injuries will impact you in the future.

Property experts. Depending on the facts of the case, and they type of dangerous condition we are trying to provide, we could use architects, engineers, paint experts, contractors, builders, property inspectors, and others with the professional knowledge of how the property should been, built, kept and maintained. For example, if a handrail broke while you were climbing a flight of stars, then an engineer, contractor or property inspector could tell us, a judge or a jury, why the handrail broke.

Every case stands or falls on the specific facts of the event. There may not have been anyone around to see the incident so you do not have an eyewitness, but you still may be able to prove your case through expert witness testimony.

The one truth for all slip and fall victims

Eyewitnesses and expert witnesses may help prove your claim, but the truth is that personal injury claims are always about you. The type of person that you were before the incident compared to the type of person you are now is the most important part of your case. With this understanding, it is important that you take all the necessary steps to protect your right to make a claim, fight for your physical recovery, and to make the most of your future.

If you have any questions about a LaPorte County slip and fall injury, call personal injury attorney at (219) 874-4878.

Pejic & DiMartino, PC 1000 Washington Street Michigan City, Indiana 46360

Phone: 2198744878 URL of Map

About the Author

Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+


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