Some people in Jeffersonville and the other Indiana suburbs of the Louisville area may think that if they get hurt at a store or some other business property, they will automatically have their bills paid.
A recent college party following a football game left 30 people, all but one of them students, with injuries that required a trip to the hospital. The students suffered these injuries after the floor of the apartment clubhouse where they were dancing suddenly gave way, sending the revelers in to the basement several feet below them.
When a property owner or manager does not have safety measures in place, or management does not enforce the set measures, it can create dangerous conditions. For those who suffer an injury while on a property due to dangerous conditions, it may be possible to seek compensation.
Hoosiers may seek out the adventures of waterparks over the course of the hot summer season, as many families do. Unfortunately, what should have been a fun family day at the waterpark for one Kansas family ended in tragedy, following a deadly accident. A 10-year-old boy died while riding on the world's tallest water slide, called the Verrückt, at Schlitterbahn waterpark in Kansas City.
As Indiana weather heats up, some residents are undoubtedly preparing for summer and time spent with family and friends around a backyard pool. While this should be an enjoyable experience, it is important to be aware that pools also present the possibility of real danger. A negligent property owner may allow hazardous conditions to exist that ultimately lead to tragic accidents. These property owners may be found responsible under the theory of premises liability for conditions that are unsafe.
When an Indianan slips and falls, his or her first concern may be about seeking prompt medical care. This is particularly important if he or she has suffered significant injuries. After obtaining medical care, a person's attention may turn to the reason for his or her slip-and-fall accident. Often, a slip-and-fall accident occurs due to a property owner's negligence in maintaining safe premises. Whether due to inadequate lighting or a wet floor, hazardous conditions can be dangerous for customers and other visitors.
There are many ways that an Indianan might slip and fall on another's property. Whether due to a wet floor or lack of repair, there may be hazardous conditions that are not readily visible to an Indianan that lead to a dangerous fall. When an Indiana resident is injured in a slip-and-fall accident, he or she may choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages from the negligent property owner. It can be helpful for the victim of a slip-and-fall accident to understand how a court will determine that someone else is legally responsible for the victim's injuries.
Indiana residents may envision a music festival as an event at which attendees can hear live music, enjoy good company and have a fun time. They likely do not envision an event at which attendees may be hit by a car in the middle of a crowd while enjoying the festivities.
Premises liability turns on the idea that when a person enters another's property, he or she may reasonably expect that he or she will not become injured. In Indiana this concept means that a property owner has a responsibility to maintain an environment that is relatively safe. When a person becomes injured on another's Indiana property, however, many questions may arise, particularly if an injury stems from dangerous cold weather conditions.
It is the season for more than just holiday parties and gift giving. Unfortunately, it may also be the season for outdoor hazards that lead to slip-and-fall accidents. It is important for Indiana residents to know what types of dangerous property conditions to be on the lookout for as the weather turns colder.