Indiana Crime Victims Injury Lawyer
Seeking Maximum Compensation for Victims of Indiana Crimes
Have you been a victim of a crime while on private or public property, such as a business, parking structure, shopping mall, sports arena, or other location owned by someone else? In these types of situations where you have been injured as the victim of a crime, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the property owner. In these scenarios, it is not necessary to prove that the offender was guilty of a crime. That takes place in the criminal justice system. This type of personal injury lawsuit is part of the civil justice system. A civil court will be tasked with deciding if the offender or a third party is liable for your losses and damages.
If you were injured in such a way anywhere in Indiana, we recommend that you turn to Shaw Law. Our firm can investigate the underlying facts to determine who may be held civilly accountable and initiate the proper legal steps to move your case forward. With more than 30 years of investigating and building cases, negotiating settlements, and litigating in court, we are deeply familiar with civil claims and lawsuits that hold negligent parties responsible. Our firm has a sound track record of success in all types of personal injury cases, no matter how complex.
Crimes That Can Lead to Personal Injury Compensation for Victims
Many types of crimes can be conducted against customers, patrons, and lawful visitors to properties. These crimes can include such acts as assault, battery, sexual assault, muggings, auto theft, and even more serious ones like rape, kidnapping, homicide, and vehicular homicide.
For example, if you were assaulted at an apartment building, the building’s owner or manager may be held liable for your injuries if they failed to take proper security measures. Those measures could include motion detectors outside of the building that would detect intruders as well as security gates around the property, adequate lighting, or surveillance cameras. Other measures that can be used for property/company owners can include security guards, key cards in hotels, and visitor check-in for office buildings and complexes, schools, or other locations in which people work.
Other examples could include:
- A sports arena failing to provide security guards to monitor attacks from belligerent or drunk fans or criminals lurking about
- A hospital where a patient suffers a sexual assault by one of the hospital staff
- Physical abuse against a nursing home resident by an employee of the facility
- A parking structure where the lighting is broken, poor, or inadequate inviting muggings, car thefts, and other crimes
Any business that invites others onto its premises is responsible for providing a reasonably safe environment. This applies to all businesses, from grocery stores to hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, college campuses, medical facilities, schools, resorts, offices and workplaces, and any other location where the public may be invited. Although it may be impossible to prevent every crime for businesses, in general they have a responsibility to understand their duty in keeping their premises secure from dangerous elements.
Some of the types of victims of crimes we represent include those injured by:
- Assaults at apartment complexes, hotels or rented homes
- Assaults at taverns, parking lots or adjoining land
- Assaults at work
- Molestations at school, work or caretakers property
- Persons injured by business delivery vehicles such as Amazon, Wal-Mart, FedEx, USPS or UPS
- Persons injured by drunk drivers
- Persons injured by semi-truck crashes or box trucks
- Persons injured by Uber or Lyft drivers
- Repressed memory victims
- Shootings at schools, work, or events
- Shootings on business property like gas stations, convenience stores or apartment complexes
- Sexual assaults at schools or work
- Sexual assaults on business or caretakers property
Turn to Shaw Law for Outstanding Legal Help
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a crime where negligence on the part of the property owner may have contributed to the situation, you should not hesitate to turn to Shaw Law. Our firm has deep experience in handling all types of personal injury and premises liability cases. Our lead attorney has spent more than 30 years building and presenting cases for settlement or trial. We have successfully obtained millions of dollars for clients across the state. Our goal is to help you navigate the legal process smoothly as we pursue the best maximum compensation for your injuries.
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