When a property owner’s mistake or act of negligence leads to you suffering injuries, you may be able to seek compensation. Your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other forms of losses could be compensable.
You do not have to go through the process of a claim or lawsuit on your own. The Westfield premises liability lawyer at Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. will help you pursue the compensation you may deserve, build evidence to support your case, and advocate for your best interests in an insurance settlement or in court.
Compensation for Premises Liability Claims
Although it is impossible to guarantee a client a particular amount of compensation in a personal injury case, we have won six-figure amounts for our clients in the past.
The severity of your injuries and the long-lasting effects on your life will play a key role in determining what kind of settlement you could receive. We can interview your doctors to collect facts about how the injuries will affect your ability to work and enjoy your normal life activities going forward.
You could seek compensation for the following losses:
- Emergency medical care
- Ambulance services
- Physical therapy
- Medical equipment, including wheelchairs and braces
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- And more
We will assess the full range of your losses to calculate a fair value for your case.
For a free legal consultation with a premises liability lawyer serving Westfield, call 317-636-7777
Understanding the Insurance Claim Process
We can help you with every step of the insurance claim process, and we will keep you updated on all aspects of your case. We will also work to help you understand the claim process.
Gathering Evidence of Negligence and Your Loss
We will typically begin by collecting evidence of your injuries as well as evidence to show that another party was liable for your injuries. This may involve gathering:
- Your medical records
- A police report (if one was made)
- Video or photos from the accident scene
- Eyewitness testimony
- And more
We will need to show that the other party’s inability to create a safe environment directly led to your injuries and losses.
The Final Decision on a Settlement is Yours
As we work through the case, negotiating with the insurance company representing the negligent party, the insurer may offer a settlement amount. Insurers often seek to settle personal injury cases outside of a trial, if possible.
We will help you determine whether the settlement offer is fair or whether we should make a counteroffer. We can advise you on how to proceed, but the final decision will always be yours.
We Will Keep Your Case on Track
If you decide that you would like to reject the settlement and continue negotiations, eventually moving toward a trial, we will be ready to represent you in court. We will take pride in presenting your side of the story in a trial, showing the insurer why you deserve the settlement offer you are requesting.
We will make sure your case meets all deadlines as it moves forward. This includes complying with Indiana state statute, IC § 34-11-2-4, which gives you two years to file a lawsuit after the date of the injury.
Hire a Westfield premises liability lawyer from Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible. We understand how to fight for the best possible outcome for your case, and we can help you present compelling evidence and identify many forms of compensation you may not have known you could seek.
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Why Choose a Premises Liability Lawyer From Our Firm?
You can pursue an insurance claim on your own. However, we strongly advise against this. The insurance claims process isn’t simple. The liable party’s insurer may suggest that you were responsible for your accident and invalidate your claim. Our team will keep the pressure on and keep you updated on your case. We know how to stay ahead of insurers.
We Focus on Personal Injury Cases
Our team focuses purely on personal injury law. If you choose a firm that takes on other types of cases, they may not be as familiar with personal injury law and how to pursue the best outcome for their clients. We firmly believe it’s in your best interest to work with a legal team that has the experience of working on your type of case.
Our team offers consistent case updates and won’t leave you with any questions or concerns. You will know from the beginning how our firm operates and treats our clients. This is what our previous clients have said about working with Sevenish Law Firm, P.C.:
- “I am a man of few words but I want to take a brief moment to publicly thank Mr. Sevenish, Shannon and the rest for their kindness, thoroughness and professionalism. They are real down to earth people and have my full confidence.”– David O.
- “A great law firm with an attentive staff that cares about people. They are very courteous and answer questions promptly. Have used this firm before and would highly recommend for someone who needs help. I can’t say enough great things about them. Thank you!!!” – Mark C.
Awards and Accolades
Our firm, under the leadership of founder Randy Sevenish, has received several notable awards and accolades, including:
- Several Martindale-Hubbell AV ratings
- 10.0 rating on Avvo
- Millionaire advocate forum membership — this title is only awarded to those who secure million-dollar settlements for their clients
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Can I Afford a Premises Liability Lawyer?
Being stressed about your finances is normal after a premises liability accident. Our firm works on a contingency-fee basis, which means two things. We won’t charge you any upfront fees or request a retainer, and we don’t get paid unless we secure a settlement or court award for you.
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Who Can File a Westfield Premises Liability Claim?
Indiana law places potential premises liability claimants into one of three categories:
- Licensee: This category typically applies to those who are on another person’s property with permission. Hunters fall within this category. In these cases, the property owner has an obligation not to expose you to unreasonable risk or harm.
- Invitee: Social, business, and public guests are considered “invitees”. For example, if you go into a store to purchase goods, you are considered an invitee. If you slip and fall in a puddle of water on the floor, and there were no warning signs regarding the potential hazard, you could have grounds for a premises liability case.
- Trespasser: While trespassing laws are strict, they can be relaxed, depending on the context of your case. Child trespassers are typically treated more leniently than adult trespassers. We can explain the specifics of trespassing cases to you during your free case evaluation.
If you’re unsure if you have a premises liability case, a team member is standing by to answer any of your questions or concerns. We believe anyone injured due to someone else’s negligence deserves fair compensation for their injuries and losses.
Understanding Negligence in Property Liability Cases
Negligence in premises liability cases means that the property owner (or the party leasing the property) could have prevented or fixed a problem that led to your injuries. We will work to prove that the property owner acted in a negligent manner, which is key to pursuing your personal injury case.
Establishing negligence involves proving four steps:
- Duty of care: The defendant owed you a duty of care to keep you safe from harm.
- Breach of duty: The defendant breached this duty, thus exposing you to harm.
- Causation: This breach caused your accident and subsequent injuries.
- Damages: The defendant owes you compensation for your damages.
Some of the most common reasons for a premises liability case include the following:
Slip and Fall
When a property owner fails to keep the property safe for visitors, the injured party can seek compensation. A fall can occur for reasons, including:
- Torn carpeting
- Wet indoor floors
- Broken stairs
- Uneven sidewalk
- Failure to remove ice and snow
- Improper safety lighting
We can use any of the above forms of negligence as evidence in your case.
Property owners often must provide security, protecting visitors. If you suffered an assault on the property with no security personnel to help you, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit.
Swimming Pool Accident
Homeowners with swimming pools need to meet local regulations for fencing the area and for preventing small children from wandering near the pool.
If you fell into a neighbor’s pool and suffered injuries, you may be able to pursue a claim or lawsuit if the neighbor did not adequately secure the pool area.
Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. Can Fight for Your Case
When it comes to helping you seek the fairest possible settlement in your personal injury claim, we can fight for you through every step of your case. A Westfield premises liability lawyer from our firm knows the law and can give you the respectful representation you deserve.
Call the Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible for a free review of your case.