If you suffered an injury while visiting another person’s property, you may be able to collect compensation for your losses. This compensation can often cover medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
A Kenner premises liability lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers wants to help you recover these damages. Our attorneys can file claims and negotiate with insurance companies and pursue lawsuits in a local court, if necessary. We will investigate the cause of your injury, evaluate how the incident has impacted your life, and demand fair compensation on your behalf.
We can review your legal options and next steps with you during a free case review. Our clients pay us only if and when they win an award or settlement.
We Have a Proven History of Winning Compensation for Slip and Fall Clients
When you hire our firm to represent you in your premises liability case, you can rest assured knowing that we have done this many times before – with great success. With our help, our personal injury clients have recovered more than $200 million in verdicts and cash settlements. In one case, a shopper suffered a back injury after being struck by a shopping cart. We were able to recover $425,000 for this client.
Our work in cases like this has earned our firm a solid reputation amongst the legal community in Kendall, New Orleans, Lafayette, Marksville, and Alexandria. Between all the attorneys in our firm, we bring more than 100 years of experience to our clients.
For a free legal consultation with a premises liability lawyer serving Kenner, call (337) 777-7777
Our Premises Liability Lawyers will Work to Recover Maximum Damages
The expenses and losses from a premises liability accident vary widely from one case to another. This is why we can only know the value of your case once we have itemized all the ways in which your accident injuries have hurt you and will cause you loss in the future. Consider this list to give you an idea of the types of damages that you could recover in a claim or lawsuit:
- Medical treatment, past and future
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Cost of any care or support
- Mobility devices
- Home modification
- Lost wages
- Diminished future potential earnings
- Replacement services
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
Our legal team will work with experts in medicine, economics, occupational therapy, and psychology to identify all the losses your premises accident injury has created and will create for you down the road.
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Property Owners Can Be Held Liable for not Protecting Invited Guests
Owning property comes with many responsibilities. Chief among these obligations is a duty to protect people who enter the premises with the owner’s permission.
Generally speaking, owners must take reasonable action to prevent harm from affecting guests. Owners who fail to do so are legally liable for any damages that result from accidents.
What Constitutes Teasonable Action?
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 9:2800.6 says merchants must take reasonable care to prevent injuries to visitors. To prevail in these cases, injured people must prove the hazard that caused an accident posed an unreasonable risk of harm and that the owner had actual or constructive notice of the hazardous condition.
You Have a Limited Time to Take Legal Action
Like most states, Louisiana restricts the time you have to file a lawsuit against a property owner. CC Art. 3492 stipulates that you have only one year from the date of your premises accident injury in which to take legal action.
Our lawyers will first try to negotiate with the property owner’s insurance company to arrive at a fair settlement. However, if the insurer refuses to agree to a fair settlement, we will want to have the option to file a lawsuit and have a civil court decide your compensation.
The sooner we begin the process, the more time we have to meet the statute of limitations if our settlement negotiations fall flat.
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Situations That Can Lead to Premises Liability Injuries
Whenever a guest enters another party’s premises, the property owner or manager is obligated to keep them safe. This duty can extend into multiple areas.
Slip and Falls
Many premises liability cases involve slips and falls. These accidents often result from temporarily hazardous conditions, like spills, accumulated rainwater, and freshly waxed floors that cause a person to lose their footing.
Structural defects may also play a role in causing injuries. Loose carpeting, broken stairs, and faulty handrails could all cause a person to suffer harm.
Inadequate Security Measures
Some cases may even hold a property owner liable for the criminal activities of others. A parking garage without proper lighting may make the owner partially liable for an attack. Restaurant or bar owners with inadequate security may be responsible following a fight. Even apartment building managers could be liable if they do not have proper locks on common areas.
Potential Limitations on the Pursuit of Compensation
As a general rule, people who suffer harm because of the actions of others deserve every dollar they need to set things right. However, obtaining these payments can be difficult. A collection of state laws may frustrate many unrepresented injured parties.
One such law concerns the concept called comparative fault. According to CC Art. 2323, juries in civil cases must evaluate the actions of all involved parties, even the injured people.
If that jury believes an injured person shares some responsibility for the incident, it must reduce its award by that percentage of fault. Our lawyers will strive to limit the impact of this type of law on your case for compensation.
Let Us get to Work on Your Premises Liability Case Today
The lawyers at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers serving Kenner are prepared to fight for your due in your premises liability case. We will take the lead in gathering evidence concerning how your accident occurred and how it impacted your life.
Reach out to us today at (504) 777-7777 for a free consultation and to learn how we could help you get the compensation that will start to set things right.