If you fell on someone else’s property because of an unreasonable hazard, you may be able to pursue compensation for your economic and non-economic losses. An attorney from Morris Bart, LLC in Monroe may be able to help you hold the landowner or lessee responsible.
We offer free case evaluations for victims of premises liability accidents like slips and falls. Contact our office today to speak with a Monroe slip and fall accident lawyer.
You Can Secure Financial Recovery Based on Your Fall Accident Injuries
The compensation recoverable in a slip and fall personal injury case includes:
- Your related expenses
- The financial losses you experienced
- Your future estimated expenses and losses
- Your intangible damages
Some examples of damages you may recover through an insurance claim or civil action include:
- Medical expenses
- Care and support costs
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life
If You Lost Your Loved One in the Accident
Wrongful death damages are also available based on a slip and fall accident if the victim passes away from their injuries. Your family may qualify to seek compensation if you lost a spouse, parent, or child in a fall in Monroe. In some cases, siblings or grandparents could also seek damages.
Wrongful death recoveries may include losses such as:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of future income and benefits
- Loss of services
- Individual intangible losses suffered by surviving family members
The victim’s estate could also pursue damages recoverable by a fall victim had they survived their injuries through a special type of claim called a survival action.
Our team from the Morris Bart law office in Monroe can help you understand your options based on the unique circumstances of what happened and the damages you suffered. One of our slip and fall injury lawyers in Monroe can discuss your case with you today for free.
For a free legal consultation with a Slip and Fall Accident lawyer serving Monroe, call (318) 884-0904
Many Louisiana Fall Accident Victims Entrust Their Cases to Morris Bart, LLC
The Morris Bart law firm has more than 40 years of experience pursuing damages for fall victims. We know what it takes to win these cases, including how to develop a strong case and navigate the claims process. We are also a contingency fee firm.
With 15 offices in four states – Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas – our personal injury attorneys have the resources necessary to help our clients by:
- Investigating their accident
- Calling in experts as necessary
- Demanding a just payout from the insurance company
- Preparing the case for trial, if needed
- Representing them at trial and providing strong support for a fair award
The Outcomes Speak for Themselves
We are proud of our 5,600 cases won in 2022. These achievements include many personal injury cases in Louisiana, such as:
- $852,845 for a collision that left the victim with neck and back pain and facial fractures
- $650,000 for a drunk driving crash that caused two punctured lungs and numerous fractures, including their back, hip, and pelvis
- $550,000 for a hit-and-run accident that required surgical repair of a protruding and herniated spinal disc
Morris Bart, LLC may be able to help with your case, too. During your complimentary consultation, you can learn more about our services, our reputation, and how we help personal injury victims seek financial recovery.
Liability in Monroe Slip and Fall and Trip and Fall Injury Cases
Liability in any type of premises liability case, including fall injuries, generally applies to the landowner, lessee, or another occupier. The party tasked with maintaining the property is normally responsible for preventing any unreasonable hazards from occurring or remaining unattended long enough to injure guests.
For example, most property owners have a duty to ensure their buildings, parking lots, and other areas are safe. When they lease the property to another party who runs a business there, their agreement likely includes the upkeep of the property. In other words, a restaurant operator might be liable for a patron’s fall even if they do not own the property where the accident occurred.
Some common fall hazards that could support a negligence case include:
- Spills, leaks, and other slick spots
- Trip risks, such as items in the walkway
- Problems with flooring, carpet, tile, or sidewalks
- Holes, potholes, and uneven paving
- Missing rails and banisters
- Uneven stairs
- Unmarked step-ups
- Poor lighting
We are ready to discuss your fall, the unsafe conditions that led to it, and the harm you suffered during your free consultation.
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Deadlines for Holding the Property Owner or Occupier Accountable in Court
There are deadlines for naming the liable party in a lawsuit. Generally, the applicable statutes of limitations in fall accident cases are one year under:
- Civ. Code Art. 3492 for personal injury cases
- Civ. Code Art. 2315.2 for wrongful death actions
However, these deadlines do not apply universally. Some specific situations provide exceptions to these statutes. There could be deadlines you must meet before the year runs out, or you may have extra time.
You must meet the applicable timeline in your case, or you could lose your right to take your case to trial. It is imperative that you protect your rights in this matter if you want to pursue compensation in your case. Our team can help you identify the laws that apply and offer recommendations for when to act so you do not miss them.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in Monroe, LA
Following a fall accident in Monroe, take these steps to protect your health and your legal rights:
Seek Medical Attention
If you suffered a slip and fall injury on someone else’s property, your first priority should be seeking medical attention. Fall accidents can cause severe injuries. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in five falls causes severe injuries such as broken bones, hip fractures, or head injuries. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, so you benefit from obtaining a medical evaluation immediately.
If you can, take photos of the accident scene and of your injuries. Obtain the names and contact details of people who witnessed the accident. Your legal team can contact them later for statements. Write down how the accident occurred while it is fresh in your mind, but avoid giving a statement to the responsible party or their insurance company until you speak with your attorney.
Hire a Monroe Slip and Fall Lawyer
While you could pursue compensation on your own, hiring a lawyer has advantages. A slip and fall lawyer in Monroe can guide you through the legal process and work with the insurance company to negotiate a fair settlement. They can ensure you meet the filing requirements and legal deadlines for your personal injury lawsuit and represent your interests in negotiations and at trial.
Speak with Our Team Today for Free to Learn More About Your Case
We believe understanding your case is the key to making good decisions and ultimately pursuing fair and just financial recovery. For this reason, the Morris Bart law firm provides free fall injury case reviews for victims in Ouachita Parish and elsewhere in Louisiana.
Contact us today to discuss your case with a slip and fall lawyerfrom our Monroe, Louisiana office.
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