The Boughter Law Office has vast experience in representing people injured on the premises of another. In general, businesses and landowners owe their guests a duty to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition, inside and out, including parking lots and walkways. Moreover, business owners owe a duty to their guests to protect against foreseeable criminal attacks. Oftentimes these attacks result from inadequate lighting, lack of security and a landowner's mere deliberate indifference to making the premises safe despite knowledge of prior criminal attacks on their property.
As a knowledgeable Fort Wayne premises liability attorney, Robert Boughter has aggressively represented clients against large insurance companies. He has experience handling a wide range of cases involving dangerous circumstances, including:
Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents
Third-party criminal attacks
Inadequate or negligent security
Malfunctioning elevators or escalators
Malfunctioning automatic doors
The Boughter Law Office has successfully represented victims injured in nearly every type of premises case, including: slip and falls, trip and falls, inadequate lighting, dog bites, shootings, injuries due to intoxicated patrons at clubs, robberies, batteries, third party criminal attacks, inadequate security, negligent security, defective staircases, faulty railings, malfunctioning elevators or escalators, and falling merchandise.
Each year, June is designated as National Safety Month by the National Safety Council. The goal of National Safety Month is to raise awareness of common causes of injury that can be reduced or even prevented with the proper precautions. This year the theme is titled “What I Live For”, and one of the focuses is on slip and fall prevention.
At Boughter Law Office, we decided to do our part in raising awareness by sharing 10 helpful tips on how to…
Absolutely not. There is never a fee for a consultation.
Will I be billed monthly for any costs?
No. At our discretion, we advance all costs during our representation of you and do not send monthly bills. At the end of our representation, all costs advanced will be clearly itemized for you so you know exactly where every dollar is going.
What’s meant by statute of limitations?
Statute of limitations refers to the need to file a lawsuit within a time limit. In Indiana, most injury cases, such as auto accidents or slip-and-fall claims, have a two-year statute of limitations, but not all. Some lawsuits, such as lawsuits against the government require a notice within a shorter period of time. The time begins to run when a cause of action accrues. A good example is someone negligently running into your car. The statute of limitation begins on the day of the accident. This issue can become more complicated, however. Sometimes, you have no way of knowing that you have a cause of action for years, such as discovering ill effects from taking a medication or being exposed to chemicals. It is important to seek the advice of an attorney and doctor if you suspect that you are having problems but don't know for sure if it relates to the negligence of another or an unreasonably dangerous product.
Do I have to go to court if I want to recover monetary damages?
Maybe. Your case may settle even before your attorney files a lawsuit; on the other hand, it may go all the way to a trial and a jury verdict. The majority of lawsuits are settled before they get to trial, but what happens in your case depends on the facts, the law and the parties involved.
If the accident was my fault, can I still recover compensation?
Some states have no-fault insurance laws. This means that you may be able to make some recovery of economic damages from your own insurance company. In other states, if your fault is found to be over a certain level, it is more difficult to recover compensation. An attorney in your state can advise you on the rules in your area.
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