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 the Morris Bart law office 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.
You Can Secure Financial Recovery Based on Your Fall Accident Injuries
The compensation recoverable in a personal injury case includes:
- Your related expenses
- The financial losses you experienced
- Your future estimated expenses and losses
- Your intangible damages
Some examples of the damages you may be able to recover through an insurance claim or civil action include:
- Medical bills
- 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 pursue the damages, as well.
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 damages usually recoverable by a fall victim if they survive their injuries may be available to the estate through a special type of claim, 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. We will 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 Case 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 – we 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 6,500 cases won in 2019. 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 also caused 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
The Morris Bart law firm may be able to help with your case, too. You can learn more about our services, our reputation, and how we help victims seek financial recovery during your complimentary consultation.
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Liability in 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 circumstances that led to it, and the harm you suffered during your free consultation.
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:
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.
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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 anywhere else in Louisiana.
You can discuss your case with an attorney from our Monroe, Louisiana, office by dialing (318) 884-0904 today.
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