If you slipped and fell while visiting someone else’s property in Baton Rouge, you may be able to recover compensation to cover your related costs. An attorney from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you with your premises liability claim against the landowner or occupier.
Let our team review your legal options for financial recovery for free today. We provide complimentary consultations from our Baton Rouge location.
You May Be Able to Recover Compensation for Your Medical Care and Other Losses
Suffering a fall injury causes more than physical harm. You likely also endured several other types of losses, including economic and non-economic costs. The expenses and losses you incurred, and those you are likely to incur in the future because of your accident, are recoverable via:
- An insurance claim with a negotiated settlement agreement
- A personal injury lawsuit, a civil court trial, verdict, and court award
Some common injuries fall victims recover include:
- Current and future treatment costs for related injuries
- Wage loss and reduced ability to earn because of lasting injuries
- Additional expenses with documentation
- Pain and suffering damages
When our team handles a personal injury case, we identify our client’s recoverable losses during our investigation into the accident. This allows us to understand what a fair and just settlement will be before filing the claim and negotiating with the insurer on their behalf.
Wrongful Death Actions Based on Fall Injuries
While we generally think of falls as relatively minor injuries, many cause serious wounds. In some cases, this can include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or other life-threatening harm.
If your loved one passed away following a fall, you may be able to pursue additional losses that you and other immediate family members experienced under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2. Those who qualify to seek these damages may include:
- Sibling(s) and grandparents- under some circumstances
We can determine if you may qualify to pursue this type of case during your free case review today.
Morris Bart, LLC Protects the Rights of Fall Accident Victims in Baton Rouge
When a fall accident occurs because of landowner negligence, the victim has a right to pursue damages by holding the liable party responsible. At the Morris Bart law firm, our attorneys have spent more than 40 years handling cases like this. We know how to protect the victim’s rights and seek compensation based on the facts of their case.
We are a contingency fee personal injury law firm representing victims of premises liability accidents, traffic collisions, and more. We have 16 offices and serve all parts of four states: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Our Past Results
Our team secured payouts in 6,500 cases in 2019. Some of our recent personal injury recoveries include:
- $852,845 for New Orleans car accident injuries that include facial fractures and neck and back pain
- $580,000 for a Hattiesburg, MS, traffic collision that left our client needing cervical disc replacement
- $550,000 in a Shreveport, LA, hit and run crash that caused the victim to suffer a protruding and herniated disc in their spine that required surgical repair
What Our Team Can Do
An attorney from our Baton Rouge office may be able to help with your case, as well. We know how to prove an unreasonable hazard occurred, show that it led to fall injuries, and document the losses and expenses our client incurred as a result. We may be able to secure compensation for a fall injury victim via:
- An insurance claim
- A premises liability lawsuit in an East Baton Rouge Parish civil court
- Going to trial in another nearby jurisdiction
The Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge can review the details of your accident and injuries today. We offer complimentary consultations so you can learn your rights based on the facts of your case.
Do I Have a Fall Accident and Injury Case?
Fall accident injuries can occur almost anywhere. We represent clients who suffered harm in various locations, including:
- Shops, grocery stores, and shopping malls
- Restaurants and bars
- Music venues, theaters, and clubs
- Stadiums and arenas
- Parking lots and sidewalks
- Public buildings and municipal parks
- Other businesses
- Another person’s home or other private property
In general, three types of fall accidents can lead to injuries, including slips, trips, and fall from an elevated area. Many different hazards can exist that lead to each of these types of fall accidents. Some we commonly see include:
- Spills, leaks, or tracked rain leading to slips
- Objects in the walkway, uneven surfaces, or unmarked step-ups causing trips
- Broken or missing railings and banisters causing falls from a height
If you suffered a fall, it may be possible to show the landowner, lessee, or another occupier acted negligently. If an unreasonable hazard remained after they knew about it or should have taken action, you may be able to recover compensation.
Deadlines for Filing an East Baton Rouge Parish Lawsuit
The Louisiana statute of limitations on slip and fall accidents and other premises liability lawsuits is generally one year. This applies to personal injuries under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492 and wrongful deaths under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2.
However, you should not count on having a full year to file suit. Some circumstances limit the time you have to begin the legal process or extend it, including:
- Cases where the victim is a minor
- Claims that include a government agency or municipality as a liable party
You can learn about the deadline likely to apply in your case during your free consultation and evaluation with our team.
Talk to an Attorney from Our Baton Rouge Office for Free
You can discuss your fall and injuries with an attorney from the Morris Bart law firm today for free. We assess premises liability cases for accident victims in Baton Rouge.
Call (225) 341-5694 to connect with our office now.
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