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Injury accidents that happen on someone else’s property can be complicated legal cases. Often, there’s a lot of debate about how the accident happened and who’s responsible for compensating injury victims.
These complicated personal injury cases often involve an area of the law known as premises liability. That’s why it’s critical that you have a lawyer on your side familiar with these laws who can assist you with your potential legal case.
Our talented team of trial lawyers at Glaser & Ebbs can help you every step of the way. We have more than 100 years of combined legal experience helping injury victims in Fort Wayne and throughout Indiana.
When you have us on your side, you take an aggressive approach to your injury accident. We understand how the legal system works. We’re familiar with the rules and regulations covering premises liability cases. We don’t back down from tough legal cases. We fight back.
What is a premises liability accident?
Premises liability is a term used to describe the legal obligations of property owners to protect people from getting hurt on their property. In particular, property owners must address potentially hazardous or dangerous situations on their property, especially if the public has access to it. Examples of premises liability accidents include:
- Slip and fall accidents on someone else’s property, including falling in a stairway due to a loose hand railing, slipping on water on the floor in a restaurant or tripping on a pothole in a parking lot.
- Swimming pool accidents, particularly if the pool does not have fencing around it or a lock preventing children from accessing the pool.
- Animal attacks, including dog bites, due to a dog not being fenced in or left loose on someone’s property.
- Physical attacks at a hotel, retail store or on someone else’s property due to poor lighting, improperly working locks, lack of security or other dangerous conditions.
Whatever type of premises liability accident you’re dealing with, don’t underestimate the complexity of your legal case. Make sure you take your case seriously right from the start. Talk to an experienced lawyer who can review the details of your potential case and explain the options available to you.
Who determines who’s at fault?
Many people often have a lot to say when it comes to determining who caused your injury accident. But the people who often have the most influence when it comes to determining who is at fault are insurance companies. That’s because Indiana has a fault-based insurance system. This means the at-fault party (and their insurance company) is often responsible for financially compensating injury victims for their accident-related expenses. Such expenses often include medical bills, lost income if injury victims cannot work during their recovery and lost future income if they sustain a permanent disability that prevents them from being able to work.
Because there’s often a lot of money at stake, many insurance companies representing the at-fault party do everything they can to deny responsibility and blame the injury victim for causing their accident. That’s why it’s important to have an attorney on your side, looking out for your best interests. Your lawyer can be part of the conversation with insurance companies when it comes to determining who was at fault. Your legal team can also gather evidence in support of your legal claim.
Who can I sue after my accident?
In general, you can take legal action against anyone responsible for causing your premises liability accident. Such at-fault parties often include:
- The property owner where your injury accident took place.
- The property owner’s insurance company.
- The company responsible for maintaining the property if it’s a separate company.
- The company responsible for security on the property if it’s a separate company.
The clock is ticking after your injury accident. In Indiana, you only have two years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. If you miss that deadline, you could miss out on your only opportunity to get the money you deserve for your accident-related expenses.
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We know what’s at stake when it comes to such complex legal cases. We understand the urgency and the seriousness of your legal matter. That’s why we won’t waste a second getting to work on your premises liability case. We know that the sooner we start investigating your accident, the better the evidence in many cases. We routinely review security camera footage, property inspection records and track down witnesses whenever possible. We leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth.
Learn more about how we can help you. Contact us and talk to a lawyer can trust. Schedule a free consultation at our law firm about your injury accident. We have offices in Fort Wayne and other locations in Indiana. Your premises liability case matters here.