If you were hurt on another party’s property, they may be responsible for paying your medical bills, covering lost income, and compensating you for other damages. The Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you pursue financial recovery based on your accident and injuries.
Our Lake Charles team members provide consultations for injured victims in Calcasieu Parish. You can learn about your rights and legal options for taking action during this case assessment.
Recovering Compensation for Your Lake Charles Injuries and Financial Harm
It may be possible to obtain a financial recovery based on your Lake Charles injury accident, including compensation for your:
- Current related expenses
- Documented losses
- Future costs
- Intangible damages
Recouping these losses could be possible by filing an insurance claim or suing the property owner in a personal injury civil action.
Damages You Could Recover
Examples of specific recoverable damages common in premises liability cases include:
- Current and future medical treatment and care
- Lost wages
- Future income losses because of reduced ability to work
- Costs paid out of pocket
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible losses
Negotiating Compensation for These Losses
When our team handles premises liability cases, we usually try to reach a negotiated settlement with the insurer representing the liable party first. This is advantageous in several ways because:
- It is less expensive.
- It may be less time-consuming.
- We have more control over the outcome because we can reject unfair settlements.
However, when needed, we will sue the liable party responsible for our client’s injuries. This legal action allows us to present evidence to the judge and jury at trial and ask them for a fair and just award based on the facts of the case.
Our Team May Be Able to Help with Your Louisiana Premises Liability Case
At the Morris Bart law office in Lake Charles, we fight to help our clients overcome the physical and financial harm they suffered. We help injured victims obtain a financial recovery based on what happened to them. We are a contingency fee law firm that has more than 40 years of experience in personal injury law.
When premises liability accident victims die from their injuries, we can help their families pursue a settlement based on their own damages as well as recover the expenses and losses the victim experienced.
Where You Can Find Us
We have 15 offices and serve four states:
More specifically, we provide onsite and telephone consultation from our Lake Charles office at:
3307 Ryan St.
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Our Outcomes Attest to Our Dedication to Our Clients
In 2019, we recovered compensation via settlements and verdicts for over 6,500 clients. In Louisiana, this included:
- $852,845 for a client with facial fractures and neck and back pain after a car accident
- $650,000 for our client injured by a drunk driver who suffered many fractures and two punctured lungs
- $550,000 for a victim of a hit and run collision who suffered a protruding and herniated disc and required spinal surgery
You can speak with one of our attorneys today for free.
Who Is Liable for Your Lake Charles Injury Accident?
Who is at fault in a premises liability case depends on what person, company, or agency is charged with maintaining the property where the injuries occurred. Property owners and others have a legal responsibility to ensure visitors do not encounter any unreasonable hazards.
If there is a hazard that could cause injuries to occur, they must address it as soon as possible. If they are aware—or should be—of the risk of injury but do not act, they are likely liable for any accidents that do occur.
Who Are the Liable Parties in My Case?
When the Morris Bart law office reviews a premises liability case, we can often make a preliminary determination about who is responsible. The most common parties include:
- The landowner
- A business owner leasing the property
- Another renter or occupier
- A government agency
How do Premises Liability Injuries Occur?
Almost any unreasonable hazard that exists and causes an injury could support a premises liability claim. These dangers include:
- Fall hazards, including slippery floors, uneven walkways, and items in the aisle
- Missing and broken railings
- Deck and porch collapses
- Pool accidents and drownings
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Inadequate security incidents
Does It Matter Where Your Premises Liability Injury Occurred?
You may be able to pursue damages after an injury accident that occurred in:
- Someone else’s home
- Another person’s yard
- A municipal building, park, or sidewalk
- Other government property
- A grocery or big-box store
- A restaurant, pub, or bar
- An arena or stadium
- A construction site
The Morris Bart law firm builds cases based on personal injuries that happen in many locations and situations.
You Have a Limited Time to Act in Your Lake Charles Personal Injury Case
Louisiana law sets a statute of limitations on how long you have to prepare and submit the documents to start a premises liability lawsuit in Calcasieu Parish.
You may have up to one year to file a personal injury lawsuit under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492 or a wrongful death action under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2. Under certain circumstances, the deadline could come even sooner.
Ensuring our clients meet these deadlines is a crucial part of how we protect their rights. However, we cannot help you understand the timeline in your case until we know about it.
You Can Reach a Morris Bart, LLC Attorney Serving Lake Charles Today
The Morris Bart law firm reviews cases for premises liability injury victims for free. If you were hurt and believe the landowner or lessee may be responsible, contact one of our attorneys today.
Call (337) 377-0514 to discuss your legal options and how we may be able to help.
Questions?Call (337) 377-0514
to find a Morris Bart office near you.