Was your recent trip to the hair salon a full-blown disaster? If your scalp and the skin around your face are seriously burnt as a result of improper hair dyeing methods and/or misuse of products, can you make a claim against the salon or the stylist to seek compensation for your damages? Continue reading to learn how Indiana statutes and laws might provide relief under tort law principals for such cases.
Hair Salon Personal Injury Claims
In the case that you suffered serious burns, abrasions, or substantial hair loss as a result of your salon stylist’s negligent services, your claim would potentially fall under Indiana’s general laws of negligence. Negligence is general is defined as a failure to use reasonable care.
In order for it to be a valid claim, certain elements must exist. These include, but are not limited to:
❶ The stylist or salon owed the claimant a duty of care.
❷ The stylist or salon breached their duty of care by action or inaction.
❸ If it weren’t for the action or inaction of the stylist or salon, the claimant would not have suffered harm.
❹ The stylist or salon’s action or inaction was the proximate cause of the claimant’s injuries.
❺ As a result of the stylist or salon’s negligence, the claimant suffered damages.
You Must Prove Your Case
As the claimant, you (and your legal team) hold the burden of proving negligence (ie. the failure to use reasonable care) in order to be awarded a judgment for your damages and losses.
Do You Have a Valid Claim?
In the case of a hair salon, the primary questions are, “Did they owe you a duty of care?”, “Did they breach this duty of care?”, and “Did that breach cause you harm?” Hair salons and stylists are not always one party since many stylists rent booths at salons and sometimes operate as independent contractors. This factor can make such claims complex, so it is vital that you speak with a licensed Indiana personal injury lawyer for proper advice and legal guidance.
Legal Advice For Hair Salon Injury Claims in Indiana
Call the Law office of Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. at 317-881-2700 to discuss your potential burn injury claim with a licensed Indianapolis accident attorney you can trust. Our law firm offers free initial consultations and never collects lawyer fees unless we recover a settlement or judgment for you. We represent clients throughout the State of Indiana. Be sure to get started on learning more about your claim soon, before the Indiana statute of limitations runs out! The sooner you retain us, the sooner we can start collecting the evidence necessary to prove your case and before that evidence is lost.