The damages you can receive for a premises liability claim in Louisiana would compensate you for the losses and expenses you incurred from your accident and injuries. This includes current damages, future damages, and damages related to your psychological losses. Some common types of recoverable damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Care and support costs
- Future necessary treatment and care
- Lost income
- Diminished future earning capacity
- Miscellaneous expenses
Premises Liability Laws and Financial Recovery in Louisiana
The value of each case is different and depends on many factors. There is no such thing as an average settlement because small differences in facts can result in a dramatic difference in value between two claims.
A premises liability attorney from our firm can calculate the value of your claim before settlement negotiations begin. CC §2322 allows injured parties to file a claim or a civil lawsuit against the owner of the property where they suffered injuries under some circumstances.
When Negligence Causes Injuries
If we can show that the property owner or lessee was negligent, we can build a case to recover money for the damages you incurred. Negligence in a premises liability case occurs when the liable party either:
- Fails to address an unreasonable hazard
- Claims they were unaware of a risk that most people would have known about on their property
The negligent party in a premises liability lawsuit could include:
- A business owner leasing the property (property occupier)
- A property owner or site owner
- An individual or family
- A government agency, although there is a different process to pursue damages in many cases
Types of Premises Liability Claims We Handle
Our premises liability law firm evaluates potential premises liability cases for free, determining if you have grounds to hold the landowner responsible. Many types of accidents can support these claims, including:
- Pool accidents
- Dog bites
- Ceiling collapses
- Porch collapses
- Fires and entrapment
- Negligent security
Your lawyer will investigate your accident and assign liability based on the circumstances of what happened, who was in charge of the property’s maintenance, and other factors.
For a free legal consultation, call (337) 777-7777
Gathering Evidence to Prove Your Damages
What damages you can receive for a premises liability claim in Louisiana ultimately depends on what you can prove you lost due to your injuries and the overall incident. In addition to building a case by gathering evidence to prove negligence and liability, your lawyer will need to collect proof of the damages you incurred.
Proving current financial expenses and losses is usually fairly straightforward. You can help our legal team collect bills, receipts, and other documentation. When the time comes, your attorney will look at this evidence, add the totals, and put a price on your damages, including:
- Expenses: Medical bills, out-of-pocket costs, services you would typically perform yourself, and replacement of personal property damaged
- Losses: Lost wages and benefits
They will also need to value your future expenses and losses, often related to the necessary medical care or support you will need in the future. For example, those who suffer serious dog bite injuries may require plastic surgery to restore function and appearance later.
Your lawyer from our team will use their resources to put a price on your future care needs, often based on:
- Your medical records
- Your prognosis and care plan
- Expert testimony from doctors, economists, and others
Pursuing Financial Recovery Following a Premises Liability Injury
If you believe you could have a premises liability claim in Louisiana, you should consider speaking with our legal team about your options as soon as you can. You only have a short time to take action.
The statutes of limitations that apply generally give victims only one year to file their lawsuits. This includes CC §3492 for injured victims and CC §2315.2 for the families of those who died from their injuries.
Speak With a Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Attorney Today for Free
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can determine your legal options after a Louisiana premises liability accident. You can reach us now by calling (337) 777-7777. We provide complimentary consultations and represent our clients based on contingent fees.