Premises Liability – La Porte, IN.

Serving Michigan City, Portage, Chesterton, New Carlisle & The Greater NW Indiana 

Referred to as slip-and-fall claims, premises liability cases can be some of the most difficult personal injury cases. At Huelat & Mack P.C., we bring more than 125 years of combined experience handling a variety of premise liability claims throughout the state of Indiana. Huelat & Mack P.C. can review your options, collect evidence while building a strong case, and secure the maximum compensation you deserve.

Negligent Property Owners Resulting Into An Injury

Premises liability occurs when a property owner, landlord, or manager is negligent and their wrongdoing leads to an injury or loss. These types of claims can occur on both residential & commercial properties.  Lawsuits involving people who suffered injuries due to a slip & fall while at a store or retail business, can seem straightforward, but in reality premise liability claims are often complex & difficult to prove.

Property owners are legally obligated to provide a reasonably safe environment for patrons & residents . If you were struck by falling debris when walking past a building or you were injured because the landlord neglected to repair a dilapidated porch, you may be entitled to compensation.

The Most Common Types of Premise Liability Accidents Include:

  • Construction site accidents
  • Parking lots (snow & ice)
  • Elevator  injuries
  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Stairway injuries & collapses
  • Dog bites
  • Poor security

What Is A Property Owner Liable For?

In premises liability, as with any type of personal injury claim, the legal process includes identifying who is at fault for the incident. For the property owner to be liable, the claimant must be able to prove the following:

  • The property is in fact owned by the person in question.
  • The incident occurred due to negligence or a wrongful act on the part of the property owner.
  • Any injuries were the direct result of that negligence or wrongful act.
  • The property owner knew about the defect or deficiency and failed to address it or warn about the hazard.
  • The injured party did not know about the hazard and could not have noticed it in time to prevent injury.
  • There was no misuse of property on the part of the injured party that increased his or her risk of injury due to the defect.

After suffering an injury due to the negligence of a property owner or another party, do not conclude that you should get stuck paying for your medical expenses. Contact Huelat & Mack P.C. has over 125 years of combined experience when it comes to complex premise liability cases.  Contact us today to schedule an appointment to speak to one of our attorneys


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