Premises Liability

My experience in handling the defense of cases dealing with alleged negligence on the part of landowners and operators of retail stores is substantial.  Such cases have involved unnatural accumulation of ice and snow, alleged surface defects, irregularities with rugs and mats at entrances, claims against convenience store/gasoline self-service stations, and a variety of other alleged acts of negligence directed against my clients.

  • Poor security
  • Wet floors
  • Unsafe walkways
  • Unsafe structures
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Building collapses
  • Falling objects
  • Snow and ice accidents
  • Construction zone accidents
  • Poor retail store maintenance
  • Elevator or escalator failures
  • Electrocution
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Subway accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Railroad crossing accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites

My services
With jury trial experience in these types of cases, I have the background required to My firm possesses an impressive knowledge of Indiana premises liability laws. My services include:

  • Consulting medical professionals to verify the extent of the claimant’s injuries and to evaluate the reasonably related expenses related to the accident
  • Inspecting the scene of the accident and, as necessary, working with other professionals (such as bio-mechanical experts) to obtain the best evidence possible in favor of the insured
  • Thorough discovery directed to the claimant and conducting rigorous depositions of the claimant, anyone accompanying the claimant, and claimant’s expert
  • Structuring sound arguments to ensure the insured obtains a fair hearing or trial and to minimize the loss to the insured and the company

I have defendant insureds who are property owners, tenants, landlords, security guards and companies, management companies, and other land occupiers in premises liability claims. I do everything possible to help the the company evaluate whether the claim is one that should be paid or defended, and then seek a reasonable and acceptable settlement or defend the case at trial and, if necessary, on appeal.

Contact my Mitchell premises liability law firm
I am your ideal source for comprehensive assistance if your company or insured has been sued on a theory of premises liability.  Contact my firm’s Mitchell office online or at 812-849-9087 to speak to me regarding your case.