Let's face it.
We've been doing this a long time. And we love what we do. The lawyers of McKibben Shaw Law-- the Indiana Slip and Fall Attorneys.
See us at "slipandfall.com." That's right, we own the cause of action in our website. That's how much we love what we do.
Like Muhammad Ali the boxer famously said, "It's Not Bragging if You Can Back it Up." And with age and experience comes a little bit of "know-how."
So, here's 5 things we do to help you in the often-confusing path of a personal injury lawsuit:
1. We Visit the Site Where you Fell
Seems simple, right? You'd be surprised how many attorneys never get out of their office chairs.
There's something inherently invaluable in seeing the area -- your questions in your mind can make more sense. In a way, it's metaphysical.
2. We Ask the Other Side for Real Information Based Upon the Facts of the Case -- We Do Not Just Send Out "Form" Questions
Shaw Law doesn't do that. We listen to you. And if we send out written questions to the other side (often called "interrogatories"), we do it to find out real details of what really happened.
3. We Research the Laws -- No, Really -- We Know the Current State of the Law
This one might be academic or obvious -- we research the law in your case.
After all, what's the sense of hiring a lawyer who doesn't "know" the laws, right?
Well, in all fairness, it's a tricky business. Laws come in many formats -- statute books, regulations and other cases -- and it can be a difficult, time-consuming task to keep abreast of all the ever-changing laws.
4. We Use the Latest Techniques to Win Slip and Fall Cases
I don't just mean we try hard (although we do, see below).
But, we have decades of experience that has allowed us to make things happen. We have extensive contacts with expert witnesses throughout the nation to help establish industry standards and the obligations (standards of care) that businesses and other landowners should be doing to make their property reasonably safe for customers and tenants. We've used all kinds of expert witnesses -- some who measure the "slipperiness" of a floor where water was and some who have years of experience in running hotels or restaurants or stores. We've had OSHA experts and Risk Management experts and all kinds of others to help you establish the standard of care for a jury to consider.
We've also kept up with our continuing legal education through the years. In fact, in just the prior 3 years, we've attended dozens of hours of seminars from some of the nation's leading lawyers and learned new discovery techniques that have helped us win cases and increase the value of those cases.
This includes an evolving area of law known as the Trial Rule 30(b)6 deposition technique -- a method of investigating slip and falls by asking the corporation or business entity to come into a recorded interview and divulge all facts and opinions it currently has or should have. It's a fascinating technique that has made me a better lawyer.
5. We Love Our Job and We Love to Win
We love our job. We love to help you. It's what we live for.
It's personal to me.
We Get You Back on Your Feet.
|IN||Active In Good Standing||1990||10/12/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Member||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2021|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member||1998|
|Managing Partner||Shaw Law Offices||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||Ken Nunn Law Office||2012 - 2015|
|Partner||Shaw and Phillips||1995 - 2012|
|Attorney||Spangler, Jennings & Dougherty||1992 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Indiana Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||Member||1998 - Present|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum||Member||1997 - Present|
|Porter County Bar Association||President||1998 - 1999|
|ITLA Seminar Publication Book||"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Slip and Fall Case"||2017|
|Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|Indiana University-Bloomington||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Indiana Trial Lawyers Association 29th Lifetime Achievement Award||"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Slip and Fall Case"||2017|
|Ricky Bethel v. Durham School Bus||$5,000,000 for Plaintiff (reduced to $4,000,000)|
|Jeffry Knutilla v. Buffington Harbor Casinos Land Trust||$3,040,000 for Plaintiff|
|Lonnie Harper b/n/f Shelley Williams v. Bruce Fleming||$1,750,000 for the Plaintiffs.|
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