Indianapolis General Liability Litigation Lawyers
Attorneys in Marion County Offering Representation in General Liability Litigation
General liability litigation is the process of working out a liability claim in court. Liability refers to an individual or group's responsibility for damages caused by their negligence. Litigation is the process of taking legal action.
It is very important for a business to have a general liability insurance policy in place as a way to pay for any damages suffered by visitors to the business's place of operation or as a result of a transaction with the business. Because it is generally used by businesses, this type of policy is sometimes known as a commercial general business liability policy.
If anybody files a liability claim against you or your business and you want to dispute the claim, working with an experienced general liability attorney is the best way to ensure that you lessen the amount of damages you could potentially pay or even have the claim dismissed entirely. The attorneys at Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer, LLP provide insurance defense for businesses and professionals facing claims to their liability insurance.
Types of Liability Cases
General liability litigation can occur in any of the following cases:
- Insurance coverage defense;
- Professional liability defense;
- Bad faith claims;
- First party litigation;
- Third party litigation;
- Premises liability including slip and fall defense
- Trucking and commercial vehicle accident litigation;
- Motorcycle accident litigation; and
- Construction accident.
These are just a few examples of the many situations that can arise in liability situations.
When You are Facing a Liability Claim
If an individual is injured at your place of business, he or she typically has two years to file a personal injury claim. This is also the length of time he or she has to file a claim against your company for any type of product liability case. For a fraud charge or contract dispute, a claimant has up to six years to file his or her claim.
Indiana employs a model of determining damages known as comparative fault in personal injury and property damage cases. This means that if an individual is found to be partially responsible for the injury or property damage, the damages he or she may receive from a verdict at trial are reduced. The reduction of damages is according to the percentage of the accident he or she is responsible for causing.
General liability insurance can cover your legal defense fees as well as any damages you are required to pay to the claimant as part of a settlement. This may include compensation, punitive damages, and non-monetary compensation for the claimant.
Experienced General Liability Litigation Attorneys in Indianapolis
If you are facing a liability claim, contact Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer, LLP at 317-635-7700 to discuss your case with one of our firm's experienced general liability attorneys. Our firm has more than 30 years of experience working with clients in the Indianapolis area, and we will give your case the dedication and attention to detail it deserves.