In general, the evidence you need to file a premises liability claim in Louisiana includes proof that the property owner, occupier, or another liable party acted negligently and that this caused your injuries and financial losses. Some evidence lawyers use to file premises liability cases include:
- Police reports or other official reports of an incident
- Eyewitness statements
- Pictures from the scene or video of the incident
- Relevant medical records and related documentation, such as x-rays
- Expert testimony from doctors, accident recreation specialists, and economists
- Proof of the victim’s expenses and losses
Proving Negligence and Liability in Your Louisiana Injury Accident
We can help victims who suffer injuries because of unreasonable and unaddressed hazards. To secure compensation, we must hold the owner or property lessee responsible.
Like other personal injury cases, premises liability claims require victims to show that another party acted negligently. This means the party responsible for the property’s upkeep was careless or reckless, allowing a known hazard to exist or failing to monitor their property for risks like a reasonable landowner would. Premises liability incidents can occur almost anywhere, including:
- Other businesses
- Private homes and other private property
- Public property, such as a municipal park or government building
The process and evidence necessary to build a case against a business, private individual, and government agency may vary. Again, you can speak to our firm about what information could support your lawsuit.
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Recoverable Damages in a Louisiana Premises Liability Claim
By holding the property owner or occupier accountable for the dangers on their property, you may be able to secure money damages for your expenses and losses. This could include your current and future damages related to your accident and injuries and the intangible losses you experienced as a result.
Your attorney from our team will help you gather the evidence to document your damages, including possibly enlisting experts to determine the expenses related to future surgeries or other medical care or ongoing care and support costs. Potentially recoverable damages include:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and reduced ability to earn in the future
- Property damages and other related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Wrongful death damages for family members
Understanding if You May Have a Premises Liability Case Against the Landowner
It can be challenging to determine on your own if your injury will support a premises liability claim. We will review your case at no cost to you.
Premises liability injuries happen in many different ways, and the severity of these injuries can vary. Some people have only scrapes and bruises, while others suffer catastrophic injuries or even death. Some types of accidents that could support a premises liability claim include:
- Dog bites
- Porch or ceiling collapse
- Pool accidents and drownings
- Poor maintenance injuries
- Negligent security
- Poor lighting
Taking Action in Your Louisiana Premises Liability Case
Collecting the evidence you need to file a premises liability claim in Louisiana will be one of the first steps your attorney will take when building a case for you. If you and our team decide to work together on your claim, we will investigate what happened and handle the process of proving negligence for you.
Time Limits on Premises Liability Claims in Louisiana
If you plan to file a lawsuit to pursue the compensation you need, some of the statutes of limitations in Louisiana include:
- For personal injury lawsuits, one year under CC §3492
- For wrongful death lawsuits, one year under CC §2315.2
These deadlines generally apply, but there may be other rules in place that give you less time or that toll the one-year time limit. Your attorney from our law firm can help you understand if there are exceptions in your case.
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If you believe your injuries occurred because of a negligent property owner in Louisiana, reach out to Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers for a free consultation today. We represent clients based on contingency, so you will not need to pay us anything out of your pocket if we decide to work together. Call (337) 777-7777 to get started right away.