Category: Premises Liability
Indianapolis premise liability and slip & fall blog. Here we will provide useful articles of various types of injury information in Indiana.
In a negligence case, a person must prove four things in order to be compensated for any injuries they suffered. Those four things are duty, breach, causation, and damages suffered. Concerning causation, there are two different ways that a person could have caused an injury. Proximate causation and but-for causation. Proximate Cause Proximate cause can […]
What happens if someone is at a bar, and, while no fight occurs inside the bar, when people leave, a fight breaks out between a patron of the bar and a third party? This question was addressed by the Indiana Supreme Court recently and has a lot to do with the foreseeability of the actions […]
When someone slips and falls on ice outside of a business, or on a puddle of water inside a restaurant, and suffers an injury, and there is no ice on the sidewalk, or no wet floor sign, what happens? In a lawsuit for a personal injury, this might show that the company was liable for […]
The Known and Obvious Danger Defense in a Premises Liability Case In a premises liability case, such as a slip-and-fall case, the defendant may attempt to make a claim that the accident occurred because there was a known and obvious danger that should have been apparent to the person who fell. This known and obvious […]
The last subsection of Indiana Model Jury Instruction 703 is subsection 8, regarding the life expectancy of a plaintiff involved in a car accident. This section deals with the introduction, usually at a trial, of standard life expectancy tables. These tables show the chance of death for every conceivable age as well as the number […]
In a case where evidence has not been preserved by the opposing party, one might have a claim of spoliation of evidence. As defined by Indiana case law, “spoliation of evidence is the intentional destruction, mutilation, alteration, or concealment of evidence – if spoliation by a party to a lawsuit is proved, the jury may […]
For the most part, personal injury lawsuits tend to arise out of isolated incidents where someone’s reckless or careless actions while driving have caused damage and/or injuries. For example, distracted driving while on a cell phone or failing to adhere to proper traffic signs and lights. However, at times, that person’s careless actions can lead […]
When it comes to vehicular accidents and personal injury, there can be a wide range of potential injuries — from minor scrapes and bruises to more severe, traumatic cases.
In the days and weeks following an accident, there can be a lot of things happening, leaving some of the smaller things to fall through the cracks. What are some of the complications that lawyers tend to see in the beginning stages of your case?