Premises cases, such as slip/trip and fall accidents, are notoriously difficult in Indiana. The issues that arise in the context of a premises case are complex, and often involve significant issues of comparative fault. However, whether the property where you were hurt was owned privately, by a commercial business, or by the government, the owner of the property owes a duty to exercise reasonable care for the safety of the owner’s invitees.
In addition, different types of evidence are required than in other types of personal injury cases. You must be able to identify a dangerous or defective condition on the property and be able to prove its existence.
Examples of dangerous conditions include:
• Untreated snow and ice
• Wet floors
• Wrinkled, torn, or loose carpeting/rugs
• Uneven flooring
• Bad lighting
• Missing or broken handrails on stairs
• Broken steps
• Cracked sidewalks
• Potholes in parking lots
Your Webster & Garino personal injury attorney will investigate property maintenance records, witness accounts, and other relevant sources of evidence to build a case for the negligence of a property owner. We will also work to minimize the owner’s argument that you were responsible for your injuries, which is very common in premises personal injury cases. Webster & Garino is here for you if you have been hurt as a result of a property owner’s negligence. Call us today to speak with a licensed personal injury attorney for a free case evaluation.