Premises liability covers many types of serious accidents and injuries that happen at businesses such as retail stores, restaurants, and shopping malls as well as residential homes or apartments. Some of the most common such accidents include slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, and falling merchandize or equipment such as ceiling fans or lights.
Slip and Fall Injuries – These often happen because of unsafe conditions such as water, ice, paint, or other slippery substances on a walking surface. Slip and fall accidents are governed by a specific Louisiana law which requires merchants to exercise reasonable care to keep the aisles, passageways, and floors of their premises in a reasonably safe condition. Failure to do so means the merchant is potentially liable for the accident.
Trip and Fall Injuries – These often result from hidden hazards, poor lighting, abrupt changes in a walkway, lack of adequate handrails, or inadequate warning of a change in elevation. Building codes and safety standards set minimum requirements that must be met by building owners for your protection. Unfortunately, injuries can occur when negligent owners, landlords, and management supervisors fail to notify you of possible dangers.
Some common injuries suffered in premises liability cases include:
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spine injuries
- Broken hip
- Broken pelvis
- Broken wrist or arm
- Torn tendons and ligaments
Our law firm is dedicated to helping you maintain your life after suffering a serious injury or other tragic event. Once we accept your case, we will provide you with financial support for vital medical care. We can also help you find a physician, if needed. In addition, we provide counseling, support, and guidance throughout your case.
We handle all aspects of dealing with insurance companies, filing your legal claim, and litigating your case from start to finish. Because all personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, you will not be charged any fees unless a claim recovery is made.