You may be a candidate for a premises liability case in Terre Haute if you were injured on public or private property in the city. If so, you may be able to pursue compensation and can hire a Terre Haute premises liability lawyer from our law firm to help you.
These types of cases fall under personal injury law but focus primarily on injuries that occur on another party’s property. Some examples of premises liability cases may include:
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Fallen object accidents
- Exposure to hazardous materials, toxic chemicals or gases, and fire
- Drowning accidents
- Dog bites
We can review your case for free and explain what we can do to help you build your case for compensation.
We Can Calculate How Much Your Case is Worth
People can get injured in various ways, and their consequences can also be just as varied, depending on the person’s financial circumstances, health, and emotional response to the accident. This is why there is no average compensation amount for premises liability cases, as it really does depend on the individual and how their injuries affected their life.
Our team can review your damages and begin collecting materials to calculate their values. We may factor in how your injuries affected you financially, emotionally, and physically, even considering how your injuries affected your relationships with others.
We may be able to fight for compensation for the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses to treat your injuries
- Loss of income, both current and future
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Reduced earning capacity
- Reduced quality of life
- Permanent disability
We may suggest other types of damages not listed here based on your case. Try to be as transparent as possible about how your injuries affected you personally because we want to pursue fair compensation.
Once you accept a settlement offer or your case receives a sentence in court, you will not be able to pursue additional compensation if you experience more damages.
For a free legal consultation with a premises liability lawyer serving Terre Haute, call 317-636-7777
Our Legal Team Can Help You With Your Case From Beginning to End
At Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., our legal team works in personal injury cases of all types, including premises liability cases. Once you become our client, we can take the legal hassle of preparing a claim or lawsuit off your shoulders and fulfill these tasks for you.
Our services include:
- Identifying the liable party in your case, whether it is a negligent property owner, manager, or municipality
- Investigating your case to retrieve more information to build and support your case
- Collecting any available evidence you have and making efforts to retrieve new evidence if necessary
- Performing administrative tasks for your case, such as filing paperwork and making calls on your behalf
- Appearing in meetings or court to negotiate a settlement or argue your case
We can have a Terre Haute premises liability lawyer from our firm begin working on your case file right away.
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Comparative Negligence Can Affect Premises Liability Cases
It is the responsibility of the property owner to keep all guests and licensees safe from harm on their premises. There are regulations they must follow to ensure their premises are safe for entrance, or they will be considered negligent. Property owners may be held liable for negligence if they:
- Knew about a hazard and did not remedy it right away
- Did not take precautions to survey their premises for hazards
- Took shortcuts to fix hazards, keeping guests at risk of harm
- Willfully did not remedy hazards on their property
However, if you pursue compensation from a property owner, they might try to claim that you participated in the cause of the accident as well. In Indiana, IC §34-51-2-5 states that plaintiffs who are found to be partially negligent in their case may have any compensation they win reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to them.
Sharing liability can affect the amount of compensation you receive. Our legal team can anticipate what kind of arguments the property manager might make to pursue fair compensation on your behalf.
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You Must Submit Your Premises Liability Lawsuit Within a Certain Timeframe
Per IC §34-11-2-4, you generally have two years from the date of the accident to file your premises liability lawsuit. This general deadline is set by the statute of limitations, which rules whether a case gets accepted by the courts or not. If your case is late, you may lose your right to pursue compensation.
Our team at Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can keep track of the filing deadline associated with your case and inform you whether other factors might affect the deadline. For example, if you are suing a government entity, you may have to submit your case in a shorter time frame. Rules on suing government entities can be found in IC §34-13-3; however, we can review this information for you.
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Work With a Terre Haute Premises Liability Lawyer From Sevenish Law Firm, P.C.
If you live in Terre Haute, Indiana, and are looking for a premises liability lawyer, call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., at (317) 636-7777 for a free consultation. We can help you make your case, and our work can begin as soon as you call.
Our legal team also works for a contingency fee, meaning you do not have to pay any attorney’s fees unless your lawyer is successful in securing compensation for you. Reach out to our team today to discuss how your accident affected your life. We will explain which legal options are available to you and start working on your potential case.