If you suffered injuries from a slip and fall in Lake Charles, the owner of the property where your accident occurred may be financially liable.
The Morris Bart law firm’s personal injury attorneys can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and more. We offer free case evaluations to all prospective clients.
Let Us Relieve Your Legal Burden and Get You Back on Your Feet
Slip and fall accidents can result in expensive damages. You might need money to help with your injuries, but taking on an insurance company or pursuing legal action can seem daunting. The Morris Bart law firm can help.
We want you to focus on your health and well-being, not recovering weeks or months of lost income, costly medical bills, and the stress and anxiety of dealing with an injury.
We Will Investigate Your Case and File a Claim
Our legal team can take care of your insurance claim and fight for your rights. We will investigate your slip and fall, determine and prove liability, submit your claim, represent you during negotiations, and work tirelessly to secure the best possible settlement for you.
We will handle your claim from start to finish so you can turn your attention to your physical recovery.
We Will File a Lawsuit if Need Be
If we cannot resolve your case through an insurance claim, we will not hesitate to go to trial. If necessary, we can prepare and pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Keep in mind that the statute of limitations dictates how long you have to take legal action. It may also affect your ability to settle outside of court.
According to La. Civ. Code Art. 3492, you have one year to file your case. However, there are exceptions that could shorten the deadline. Our attorneys can tell you more.
Service to Our Clients is Our Priority
At the Morris Bart law firm, we put our clients’ needs at the center of everything we do. We have more than 40 years of legal experience serving personal injury victims in 15 locations across Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama. Hear what past clients have to say about working with our team:
- “One call, that’s all! Morris Bart and Danielle did it all.” – Junica
- “I really appreciate the service and the way you treat your clients. I would recommend Morris Bart to anyone!” – David O.
- “My attorney did a great job and I couldn’t have had a better experience.” – Ansley M.
- “It was an overall great experience. The process was handled quickly and my attorney kept in contact.” – Asia S.
Recouping Your Losses After a Slip and Fall Accident
In general, compensation in slip and fall accident cases falls into two categories: economic and non-economic damages.
Recovering Economic Damages
These damages refer to your calculable concrete losses. They may include awards for costs associated with your past and future medical care, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, and personal property damages.
If your loved one died from injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident, you can seek economic damages they could have pursued had they lived, according to La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2.
Recovering Non-Economic Damages
These awards are also known as pain and suffering damages. They award victims for the physical, mental, and emotional impact of their injuries. They may include compensation for things like depression, stress, loss of mobility, chronic pain, and anxiety.
Our lawyers can help you determine an appropriate settlement or verdict amount to pursue for your non-economic damages. In a wrongful death case, you may seek non-economic compensation for your grief, anguish, loss of love, guidance, and support.
We Want to Help You Get the Maximum Amount of Compensation Available
We have helped thousands of accident victims recover millions of dollars in compensation for their personal injuries. In 2019 alone, we had more than 6,500 successful settlements or verdicts. We know what it takes to get the money you need and deserve.
Every slip and fall accident is different. The amount of your settlement or verdict will depend on your medical costs, the extent of your pain and suffering, how long you are out of work, whether you have permanent or temporary injuries, and a variety of other factors. Our goal is to help you identify and pursue all of the awards owed to you.
Our Attorneys Can Help You Prove Another Party Is Responsible for Your Injuries
Slip and fall accidents are a type of personal injury that falls under the umbrella of premises liability. Premises liability cases allow victims to seek compensation for injuries that occur because of negligent or dangerous property conditions. Examples of conditions that could lead to a slip and fall include:
- Worn, ripped, or torn carpeting
- Cracked or broken flooring or sidewalks
- Poor lighting
- Wet, snowy, or icy surfaces
- Lack of stairway railings
Our lawyers can help you prove a property owner knew of or should have known about the issue that caused your fall and that they failed to fix it or warn guests of the danger. We will build a case for negligence using available evidence, including photographs, surveillance video, eyewitness testimony, expert opinions, and information from the site or your accident.
Slip and Falls Can be Especially Dangerous for Older Adults
Slip and fall accidents can cause severe injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls send more than three million older adults to the emergency room every year for treatment. Falls also result in more than 800,000 hospitalizations annually, the majority of which are for head injuries and hip fractures.
You should not have to pay for fall injuries that are not your fault. We can help you pursue a case against a landlord, homeowner, business owner, or even a government entity.
Call Morris Bart, LLC for a Free Case Evaluation
Call our offices at (337) 377-0514 for a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation. A member of our team can tell you more about working with our Lake Charles accident attorneys.
Because we work for a contingency fee, you won’t pay us anything until we secure compensation.
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