You can sue someone if you hurt yourself on their private property in Louisiana, at least in certain circumstances.
Under CC Art. 2322, you can hold the property owner accountable if their negligence caused your injuries or failed to prevent your injuries. There are many ways this could occur, depending on the facts of your case.
While premises liability cases often seem somewhat straightforward, they can be challenging to prove. A personal injury attorney from our firm can help you with your case. Our team provides complimentary consultations to injury victims. We also represent victims with strong evidence to support their claim based on a contingency fee.
How Premises Liability Claims Work in Louisiana
Per Louisiana’s premises liability law, property owners are responsible for injuries that occur on their land or in their building if they fail to maintain a reasonably safe property.
Proving these cases may require you to show that:
- There was an unreasonable hazard on the property
- The landowner knew about the hazard or could have predicted or known about the risk
- The hazard caused your injury
If your case has the evidence to prove the landowner is responsible, we’re unlikely to move straight to filing a lawsuit against them. It may be possible to recover compensation through their homeowners’ insurance policy or another liability insurance policy.
In most successful claims, our legal team can negotiate a settlement with the insurer. Only occasionally do these cases go to trial.
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When You Can File a Claim Based on Your Injuries
There are many types of premises liability cases, and it can be somewhat complex to navigate the laws that apply to them. For example, there are specific standards that apply when the injuries occur on private property that is not a merchant or other business. These differ from the standards in a case when the landowner is a merchant or a government agency.
There may also be special rules if you were trespassing when your injuries occurred. In general, owners of private property do not owe a duty to adults who purposely come onto their property without permission.
In addition, unforeseeable freak accidents may not be covered by premises liability law. If the property owner could not have reasonably predicted and prevented your injuries, they may not be responsible. An attorney from our law firm will review your case and offer advice based on the specific details.
Financial Recovery Is Available in Premises Liability Claims
If you have a viable premises liability claim and can prove you meet the necessary standards, you may be able to recover damages from the landowner’s insurance provider. This could include expenses, losses, and intangible damages you suffered because of your accident and injury.
For example, imagine that you tripped on a cord that lay across the walkway in someone’s home. This caused you to fall, and you broke your arm.
Your damages related to this accident could include:
- Emergency department treatment, surgery, and other treatment
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages because of the time you could not work
- Pain and suffering damages
For more serious injuries that require ongoing treatment and care, you may also seek future medical and care costs, diminished ability to earn, and other losses, as well. Your lawyer will help you identify and document your recoverable damages.
Building a Case for Premises Liability Compensation
You can sue someone if you hurt yourself on their private property in Louisiana, but filing an insurance claim may be possible instead. You should reach out to our firm to discuss your case and learn more about your:
- Legal rights
- Legal options
- Possible recoverable damages
Your lawyer may be able to help you build a case and take action to recover the money damages you need for your care and other losses.
Under CC Art. 3492, you only have one year from the date of your injury to file a premises liability lawsuit in Louisiana. We will need to get to work on your case well in advance of this deadline. We work on contingency, so there is no need to worry about paying for legal services.
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At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, our team will review your case with you for free. We can evaluate the facts of your case to determine how the state’s premises liability laws apply and how we can help.
Call (337) 777-7777 now to talk with us about your injury on private property.