The owner of a property has a specific duty to keep their premises in a safe condition. In order to move forward with a successful premises liability claim, you’ll need to demonstrate that you were legally allowed on the property as an invitee. For instance, if you were a shopper who slipped and fell on the slick surface of a market, you will likely be able to pursue a claim. However, if you were trespassing on private property and you tripped and fell, the owner did not owe you a duty of care and cannot be sued for their failure to protect your safety.
The first step in moving forward with a premises liability claim is discussing the specifics of your situation with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. Premises liability cases can be complicated, so it’s key that you work with an experienced attorney who can address your concerns and answer your questions. However, it’s important to act quickly, as the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Indiana is typically two years from the incident date. Reach out to Ooley Law today to learn more about how we can help you collect the compensation you are owed.