Understanding Premises Liability

Being injured on someone else’s property can raise a number of legal questions. In many cases, it may seem like the injury could have been prevented if the victim had taken certain precautions. And yet, if a hazardous condition had not existed in the first place, there never would have been the potential for injury. Understandably, the law surrounding premises liability can be extremely complex.

If you or a loved one has been injured while on someone else’s property, contact the Indianapolis premises liability attorneys at the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633, and we will help you recover the compensation that you deserve for your injuries and any pain and suffering you have needlessly endured.

Types of Premises Liability

If you have been injured while on someone else’s property, the extent of liability is significantly impacted by your relationship to the property owner. If you are on the property for the sole sake of doing business, you are considered an invitee, and are owed a high duty of care. The logic is that you are there for a purpose which ultimately benefits the property owner.

On the other hand, if you are there for non-business purposes, such as a social event, you are a licensee and are owed only a mild duty of care. If you are a trespasser, in that you are on the property without the owner’s permission, then in most jurisdictions you are owed no duty of care.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries on another’s property due to inadequate or negligent maintenance or other liability issues, contact the Indianapolis premises liability lawyers at the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633, and we will help you hold the person or persons responsible for your injuries accountable for their actions.