When you enter another person or company’s property, you have a right to expect that they maintain a safe environment free of unnecessary dangers or unmarked hazards. Unfortunately, sometimes the carelessness or neglect of a property owner or manager can lead to unsafe situations that can cause premises visitors serious harm. If you or someone you love suffered an injury because of the negligence of another person, you may have a personal injury case.
At McGlone Law, we are passionate about protecting the rights of injured victims throughout the Terre Haute, Indiana area. With over 8 decades of combined legal experience, our skilled Terre Haute premises liability attorneys can help defend your rights and recover the compensation you are entitled to.
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When a person enters a property that is not their own, they enter as 1 of 3 different types of visitors. From a legal perspective, any property visitor is either an invitee, licensee, or trespasser. An invitee is a person invited on the premises by the owner or manager to conduct business. If, for example, a plumber comes to your home to perform a service, or business associate meets you at your office, they are both invitees. This could also include shoppers who enter stores because they are invited in to make purchases. A licensee is someone invited to the premises for non-business related activities, such as a social gathering. A trespasser is precisely what the name implies, a person who enters the premises without invitation.
Regardless of the way in which a person enters a property, he or she has the right to expect a safe environment, though the level of duty of care required of the property possessor can vary depending on the type of visitor. For example, a property possessor is more responsible for the care of a person they invited to their property than they are to a trespasser who entered the premises uninvited. Additionally, in the case of a trespasser, if the possessor is unaware of the trespasser’s presence he or she is not obligated to provide warning of any dangers on the property. However, on the whole, any negligence by the proprietor of a property could cause injury to a visitor, thus producing a premises liability personal injury case.
Types of premises liability cases may include:
Property owners and managers have a responsibility to maintain the safety of their premises and they should be held responsible for any negligence that caused injury. Whether you require compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, or physical damages, our Indiana premises liability attorneys will fight for your rights. Premises liability cases can be complicated, and will likely include filing home or commercial liability insurance, depending on where you were harmed. Our legal team will stand beside you every step of the way, providing legal counsel and honest guidance whenever necessary. From filing your insurance claims to collecting reparation, and everything in between, McGlone Law will be there for you.
Contact McGlone Law to meet with our premises liability lawyers in Terre Haute to get started on your premises liability case.