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Premises liability is an incredibly important area of law, even though it is one that most people won’t think about on a daily basis. Everywhere you go and everything you do can be connected back to premises liability. If this area of law didn’t exist, then there would be very few people in the world trying to maintain safe buildings or cleaning up obvious spills that could cause serious injury.

You will hear about premises liability lawsuits in the form of slip and falls quite often. These usually occur when a company or restaurant fails to clean up a spill on the ground, or they fail to put up a warning sign that alerts customers or patrons to the danger. There are other ways that these situations can occur, but this is a very common theme.
Other circumstances for premises liability cases include:

  • Apartments or housing complexes with negligent landlords that fail to properly install shelving units, leave broken staircases unattended, or generally leave dangerous conditions around without adequately addressing them.
  • Security problems at clubs or restaurants which contribute to an injurious incident.
  • Cracked, broken or busted sidewalks that cause innocent pedestrians to suffer serious or even life-changing injuries.

When filing a premises liability lawsuit, it is imperative for the plaintiff to be supported by experienced and passionate legal counsel. At Gerling Law, we fit both of these descriptors. We want to help you with your premises liability claim, and we will review your case and answer any questions that you may have about the legal process.

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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