When Property Owners Are Not Careful, Visitors Suffer The Consequences
Indiana property owners and property managers are required by law to exercise reasonable care to keep conditions on their property safe for visitors. If someone is seriously injured due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, the injured party may be able to recover compensation for medical costs and other damages in what is known as a premises liability lawsuit.
The injury attorneys at Wagner, Crawford & Gambill in Terre Haute have a thorough knowledge of Indiana premises liability laws. Examples of premises liability cases include:
- Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents
- Dog bite incidents
- Insufficient security in a parking garage or public building
- Poorly maintained roads that create dangerous conditions
- Swimming pool accidents caused by improper maintenance or negligent safety measures
The laws regarding premises liability cases in Indiana are complex. There are different classifications of visitors to a property and different levels of care that must be exercised on the part of a property owner or property manager depending upon which classification of visitor an injured party falls into. It must also be shown that the defendant in a premises liability case acted negligently or had reason to be aware of the dangerous condition and neglected to address the issue.
Don’t Make The Same Mistakes That Many Premises Liability Victims Commit
It is a wise idea to contact us as soon after the accident as possible. Not only are there important time limitations to consider, but too often, we meet with injured parties who have spoken with the property owner or the property owner’s insurance company and have made statements that ultimately are used against them.
Missteps on behalf of injured parties can negate a personal injury claim or significantly reduce the amount that is recovered. The smart move is to allow our attorneys to communicate on your behalf with property owners, insurance companies, medical providers and all other interested parties.
We Will Help You Determine The Steps To Take Next
Our attention to detail and our knowledge of how to develop these cases and present them during negotiations or at trial help us maximize the amount that our clients recover. Our aim is always to put more money in your pocket than you would recover on your own. Often, that can be accomplished without the need to go to trial. However, we field a team of trial-tested lawyers, so if litigation is necessary, we are prepared to fight for you.
Call us at 812-645-7042 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. We will review the facts of your case and provide a candid assessment.