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Understanding Premises Liability in Louisiana
In personal injury law, a premises liability case involves the area of law that covers a property owner’s responsibility for injuries that occur on their property. Property owners are responsible for the upkeep of their property, and they must – by law – keep their property free from certain dangerous conditions. These types of cases can occur anywhere – a business, home, apartment complex, mall, playground, grocery store, department store, parking lot and many other places.
In every premises liability case, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was negligent in preventing, maintaining or warning about a certain condition that existed on the defendant’s property. Common premises liability cases often involve slip and falls, trip and falls, railing and balcony accidents, swimming pool accidents and drowning, amusement park accidents, falling objects, negligent security, construction site accidents and apartment complex injuries.
Slip and Fall Accident Attorney in Louisiana
In general terms, a slip and fall accident refers to a situation where a person is injured by slipping, tripping or otherwise falling due to dangerous conditions on a premises. The premises liability lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys are experienced handling claims against property owners for injuries caused by their negligence. If you or your loved one has been injured because a property owner or business failed to provide a safe environment, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
It is a requirement, by law, for businesses to take precautions and avoid putting their customers at risk of falls and personal injury. However, if a business has been negligent in maintaining their premises make sure to take the following actions:
- Avoid making any statements concerning fault.
- Get names of property managers and business owners.
- Obtain contact information of any witnesses.
- Take pictures of the scene and injuries.
- Seek medical attention if needed.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
It’s important to understand your rights when you have been hurt in an accident caused by another’s negligence. Whether you’re in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alexandria, Shreveport, Ascension, Livingston, Hammond, Lake Charles or Monroe, the Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys can help you and your family obtain compensation. If you are unsure of whether or not you have a case for a slip and fall lawsuit, contact us for a free consultation. The Get Gordon Team can help you recover money for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any future expenses you may incur because of your personal injury. Call us today at 225.888.8888 regarding your accident.