Indianapolis Premises Liability Lawyers
Attorneys for Premises Liability Matters in Marion County and Throughout Indiana
If an individual is injured while on property owned or occupied by someone else, he or she may attempt to sue you in an effort to recover losses. Premises liability is the legal principle that holds a person who owns or occupied the property, may be liable. Premises liability in Indiana can be highly complex and requires an experienced attorney to defend against this area of the law.
The attorneys at Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer, LLP have over 30 years’ experience with premises liability matters in Indianapolis and all throughout the State of Indiana. If there is an alleged accident that occurred on your business property or property you own, manage, or occupy, our experienced attorneys can provide a defense tailored to the type of premises liability claim being alleged.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
An accident occurring on a piece of privately or publicly held property could subject you to being sued for a premises liability claim. It is important to know whether your case is classified as a premises liability claim or as a different matter. Some examples of premises liability cases include:
- Slip and falls;
- Negligent security;
- Swimming pool accidents;
- Dog bites;
- Injuries caused by inadequate maintenance of a building or exterior;
- Falling objects;
- Exposure to toxic fumes or chemicals; and
- Elevator and escalator accidents.
If a case is classified as a premises liability matter, certain laws will be applicable that determine the duty of cared owed to the Plaintiff. Generally, Plaintiff’s will turn to the homeowner’s insurance or commercial liability insurance policy. In Indiana, property owners are required to safely maintain their property for the benefit of all visitors. However, the duty of care owed to a Plaintiff is different based on whether the Plaintiff is classified as an invitee, licensee, or trespasser.
Indiana’s Comparative Fault Act will bar recovery if the Plaintiff is found more than 50 percent at fault for the alleged accident. In other words, just because a person is injured on your property does not mean the property owner is liable. The injured party has a duty of care to maintain a proper lookout and pay attention to his or her surroundings while being on the property. In addition, the injured party may have walked into an open and obvious hazard or assumed the risk of being injured.
How to handle claims of this nature are certainly challenging, and, therefore, a prompt investigation into the facts and circumstances of each case is important. At Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer, LLP, we understand the different dynamics of Indiana premises liability law and are prepared to handle your case.
Premises Liability Attorneys in Indianapolis
Premises liability claims are serious, and if you are facing a claim for an incident that occurred on your property, you need to be proactive and start building a strong defense as soon as possible. Timing is key. Contact Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer, LLP at 317-635-7700 to discuss your case with one of our firm’s experienced premises liability attorneys. Do not wait to make this phone call. Laying the foundation for a solid defense is critical to limiting your potential exposure.