Fishers Premises Liability Lawyer
No one plans to walk out the door that day and be injured while on someone else’s property. However, accidents can happen anywhere at any time. You could be attacked by a dog while walking down the street, slip and fall while grocery shopping, or suffer chemical burns at a hotel pool. These accidents and many others fall under the legal practice area known as premises liability. Under premises liability laws, property owners have a duty to protect visitors by keeping their property reasonably safe from hazards and dangerous conditions. If you suffered injuries due to a property owner’s negligence, it’s time to contact a Fishers premises liability lawyer.
At Keffer Hirschauer LLP, our legal team has years of experience helping Indiana clients get the compensation they deserve after being hurt on another property. Premises liability claims are typically complicated. Let us protect your rights and help you hold the property owner responsible.
Types of Premises Liability Claims
It’s important to understand whether your case can be classified as a premises liability claim, or if it falls under another area of the law. Some of the most common types of premises liability claims we represent clients for include:
- Slip and falls—Slip and fall accidents hold the top position for the most common type of premises liability claims we handle. They can happen anywhere, from a parking lot to a government building.
- Dog bites—When an unprovoked dog attacks you, the owner could be held liable for your injuries.
- Negligent security—Negligent security claims occur when a property owner doesn’t take proper precautions to keep visitors from being assaulted.
- Falling objects—Objects at construction sites or merchandise falling from shelves can cause injuries.
- Amusement parks and playgrounds—Poorly maintained rides, defectively designed rides, and other hazards in the parks could result in a premises liability claim.
- Swimming pool accidents—Both private and public pools owners could be facing a claim if someone drowns, nearly drowns, suffers burns from water-treatment chemicals, or is injured by some other hazard.
- Escalators and elevators— Injuries arise when there is a defect in the design, or escalators and elevators are not properly inspected and maintained.
Who Can File an Indiana Premises Liability Claim?
Indiana law divides visitors to property in different categories. The duty property owners owe you will vary based on your visitor category. These categories include:
- Invitee—Invitees have three sub-categories (public invitee, business invitee, or social guest). Property owners owe invitees a duty to make their premises safe or at least post a warning if they cannot fix something.
- Licensee—This is someone who is on another person’s property, but it’s for their convenience only.
- Trespasser—Property owners still owe trespassers a duty, but the obligation is just to make sure a trespasser doesn’t hurt themselves while on the land.
Contact a Fishers Premises Liability Lawyer
If you were injured on someone else’s property, you need to find out whether you have a valid premises liability claim and can recover compensation for your damages. To learn more about how a premises liability attorney can help, contact Keffer Hirschauer, LLP today to schedule an initial consultation.