If you were hurt while visiting a store, restaurant, or another property owned by someone else, that landowner might be legally liable for your injuries and other damages. A premises liability lawyer from the Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, can help you recover damages for your medical bills, lost income, and more.
The Morris Bart law firm reviews cases for injured victims for free. We can assess your options for seeking a fair and just payout today.
Compensation Could Cover Your Accident-Related Expenses and Losses
Victims of premises liability accidents should not have to cover the costs associated with their treatment and losses. This responsibility should fall to the party or parties liable for the accident. We document these recoverable damages as a part of our investigation.
Common damages suffered in this type of case include:
- Medical care for injuries to date
- Future medical and support costs related to the accident
- Lost income and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Other related expenses
- Intangible losses, such as pain and suffering
What Happens If Your Family Member Died from Their Baton Rouge Injuries?
Louisiana has wrongful death laws that allow certain family members to seek compensation following a premises liability death. Under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2, these claimants could include:
- Spouses and children
- Minor or adult children
- Parents, if no spouse or children
- Siblings, if no other immediate family
- Grandparents, under certain circumstances
The Morris Bart law firm handles wrongful death actions as well as injury cases. We can assess your case and explain more about the damages potentially recoverable during your free case review.
Morris Bart, LLC Manages Claims for Victims of Premises Liability Injuries
At the Morris Bart Law firm, our lawyers have spent more than 40 years fighting for compensation in premises liability cases. We understand the duties prescribed to landowners and occupiers and how these duties make them responsible for preventing injuries when possible.
We provide free consultations so potential clients can better understand their rights and options for seeking compensation, including:
- Filing an insurance claim based on a homeowner’s or business liability policy
- Taking the case to trial and asking the judge and jury to award a payout
We Represent Clients in Four States
We are a contingency fee firm with 16 locations to serve personal injury accident victims. We provide legal representation to all parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. In 2019, we won over 6,500 cases for our clients. Some recent recoveries in Louisiana include:
- $852,845 in a New Orleans car collision case
- $650,000 for a client hurt in a crash caused by a Monroe drunk driver
- $640,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for an injured employee in Lafayette
- $550,000 for a client who required back surgery after a Shreveport hit and run accident
To learn how our premises liability team may be able to help with your case, including protecting your right to pursue damages and representing your best interests, you can speak with an attorney from the Morris Bart law firm today for free.
What Is a Premises Liability Injury Accident?
When we pursue a premises liability case, we base the claim on the negligence of the party tasked with maintaining the property and ensuring visitors do not encounter any unreasonable risks. These parties could be the:
- Property occupier
- A third party
What Are the Types of Premises Liability Cases?
We identify the liable party or parties based on the circumstances of the case. The types of accidents that could lead to this type of claim are varied, but examples include:
- Slips and falls
- Trips and falls
- Other fall injuries
- Balcony or deck collapses
- Swimming pool injuries and drownings
- Insufficient security
- Dog bites
Where Can These Accidents Happen?
Any time a person suffers injuries because of a hazard on someone else’s property, there could be the possibility of a premises liability claim. Some common locations where injuries occur include:
- Private homes
- Shopping malls
- Bars or music venues
- Government offices
- Public parks
- Other outdoor and recreational areas
We are here to help you learn more about how civil cases work and discuss your options based on your accident and injuries during a free consultation.
How Long Can You Wait to File a Premises Liability Lawsuit?
When pursuing compensation for a client, our lawyers usually try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement based on an insurance claim first. This action is the most straightforward way to recover a payout and gives us the most control over the case’s value.
We Are Prepared to File a Lawsuit
If the insurer refuses to pay a fair and just settlement, we will know that it is necessary to take additional steps. In general, the statutes of limitations on filing a civil suit in Louisiana give you one year to take action starting:
- From the date of the harm suffered under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492 for personal injuries
- From the day of your loved one’s death per La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2 in wrongful death cases
However, some circumstances can alter these deadlines. You may have significantly less time to file the initial paperwork, or you could have longer. Our team will assess the likely timeline for your case to help you understand your rights and options during your free consultation.
Discuss Your Case with an Attorney for Free Today
You can connect with the Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge today for free. We will evaluate your legal options for building a premises liability case based on the details of your accident.
Call (225) 341-5694 to speak with an attorney from the Morris Bart law firm at no cost to your family. You owe us nothing unless we win damages.
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