If you fell and suffered injuries in a Terrebonne Parish incident, our attorney is here to help. You may be able to hold the property owner or occupier responsible for the hazard that caused your injuries, and we may be able to help.
A Houma slip and fall attorney from the Morris Bart law firm will review your case and offer advice and details about your rights and legal options. We help clients recover compensation for their injuries by holding the at-fault parties accountable. We also handle these cases based on contingency fees.
Damages Available in a Houma Slip and Fall Injury Case
When a guest, customer, or other party falls and suffers an injury on someone else’s property in Louisiana, the property owner or occupier may be liable under the state’s premises liability laws. If this happened to you, a Houma trip and fall attorney from Morris Bart law firm may be able to act on your behalf.
When we represent a victim in this type of injury accident, we want to hold the liable party accountable for their negligence and get justice for our client. Because our client suffered financial and intangible costs and losses, we pursue compensation to cover these damages. These damages commonly include:
- Ambulance costs
- Medical evaluation and treatment expenses
- Ongoing and future injury care costs
- Lost wages from time missed at work
- Reduced earning capacity for lasting injuries
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous related expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
Wrongful Death May Occur in a Fall Accident
While many slip and trip injuries are minor, falls can cause devastating and even fatal injuries in some cases. This is most common in falls that involve an elevated height, such as staircases, broken railings, and deck collapses. Catastrophic injuries can occur in any kind of fall, though.
If your family member died in a fall in Houma, you may be able to act on behalf of yourself and your family to seek justice. Under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2, the state’s wrongful death statute allows immediate family members to recover compensation after their loved one died because of the property owner’s negligence. You may be able to recover money for:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income and benefits
- Loss of services performed by the decedent
- Surviving family members’ non-economic, emotional losses
We generally represent surviving spouses, children, and/or parents in these cases.
For a free legal consultation with a Slip and Fall Accident lawyer serving Houma, call (985) 900-1195
Morris Bart, LLC, Represents Fall Accident Victims Across Louisiana
The Morris Bart law firm is a contingency fee personal injury practice serving the Gulf South. We have 15 offices in all and handle cases in all parts of four states, including Louisiana. Our Houma office is located at:
1 Church Street,
Houma, LA 70364
Need to speak to a lawyer? Reach out to us at (985) 900-1195. We will meet you where it is most convenient for you. You should not need to travel to New Orleans to discuss your case.
We Help Thousands of Gulf South Clients Recover Damages
With more than 40 years of experience handling premises liability claims in Louisiana, we know what it takes to protect our clients’ rights and recover cash on their behalf. This includes negotiating settlements and winning awards at trial. In all, we recovered compensation for more than 6,500 clients in 2019.
When you trust us with your slip and fall case, we:
- Investigate what happened and gather evidence for your case
- Identify the potentially liable parties
- Work with experts to prove negligence and responsibility
- File an insurance claim and negotiate a settlement
- Sue the property owner, if necessary
- Represent your best interests throughout the process
Building a Case to Prove Negligence and Premises Liability
Your Houma slip and fall lawyer must prove negligence and liability to hold the property owner or occupier liable for your fall injuries. Negligence occurs in these cases when the owner or occupier has a duty to keep their property free from hazards that would be dangerous to guests, customers, and other property visitors.
If the owner or occupier knows about an unreasonable hazard or should know about it but does not take action to rectify it, they may be liable for any injuries that occur.
For example, imagine a spill in a local restaurant. Workers step around it for 30 minutes before a diner steps in it and slips. They suffer a broken leg. The servers and manager knew or should have known about the hazard but took no action. The restaurant will likely be responsible for the customer’s injuries.
What If They Accuse Me of Causing My Own Fall?
In many fall cases, a property owner tries to claim the victim contributed to their injuries by wearing the wrong footwear, being careless, or not watching where they were stepping. We know how to mitigate the effects of these allegations.
Under La. Civ. Code Art. 2323, you still have a case even if you played a role in causing your injuries. However, shared liability could reduce your claim’s value.
How Long do I Have to Sue a Property Owner After a Fall?
There are two ways to recover compensation in a trip and fall or slip and fall accident. These include an insurance settlement or a personal injury lawsuit. For most clients, we file a claim based on the property owner’s insurance coverage and negotiate for fair and just compensation. In cases like these, we do not need to sue or go to trial.
In other cases, however, we must sue to recover fair compensation. When this occurs, La. Civ. Code Art. 3492 generally gives us up to one year to sue from the date the injuries occurred.
Get Your Free Case Review from Our Attorney Serving Houma Today
When you work with our Houma fall injury attorney on your claim or lawsuit, you can feel confident that your rights are protected, and you have someone fighting for your best interests. You can learn more about our services and your legal options for free today during a case consultation.
We can assess your premises liability case now. Call (985) 900-1195 to get started.
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