A New Iberia slip and fall attorney from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you recover compensation based on your injuries. You should not have to pay for the costs and losses you incurred for an injury you did not cause. Our lawyers know how to develop a slip and fall claim and seek financial recovery for you.
You can speak with a lawyer from our law firm for free today. We provide complimentary slip and fall case reviews, as well as answer your questions and explain our services.
How Can I Recover Damages Based on My Slipping and Falling?
Property owners and occupiers in Louisiana have a responsibility to keep visitors safe. This includes preventing trips and slips when possible. If you slipped and fell on someone else’s property, you may be able to hold them responsible and recover compensation for your damages. These damages could include:
- Medical treatment and care costs
- Future treatment and support expenses
- Lost income
- Reduced earning ability
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic losses
We may be able to recover these damages for you, depending on the strength of the evidence in your case. This may be possible through:
- A claim based on the liable party’s insurance coverage
- A slip and fall lawsuit in an Iberia Parish civil court
In the most serious accidents, the victim could suffer fatal wounds. If your loved one died from their injuries after slipping and falling, your family might have a wrongful death claim. Our slip and fall attorneys also handle these cases. We provide free consultations.
For a free legal consultation with a Slip and Fall Accident lawyer serving New Iberia, call (337) 446-4571
We Represent Victims of Iberia Parish Slip and Fall Accidents
The Morris Bart law firm has worked to recover money damages for our clients for over 40 years. We manage the case, so they do not have to. We handle every step of the process, allowing them to focus on their treatment and recovery.
After a slip and fall injury, our clients trust us to:
- Investigate their fall incident
- Call in expert witnesses as needed
- Gather evidence to support the claim
- Identify the liable parties
- Value the case
- Demand a fair settlement from the insurer and liable party
If we cannot settle the claim with the insurer, we will prepare the case for a lawsuit. Then, we represent our clients at trial and provide the necessary evidence to recover a fair award.
Our recent case results include cash settlements and awards for more than 6,500 clients in 2019. This includes:
- $852,845 in a car accident
- $650,000 for a crash caused by a drunk driver
- $550,000 in a hit and run accident
We have 15 locations, including our Lafayette office. We represent clients in New Iberia from this location on E. Kaliste Saloom Road. We are a contingency fee law firm, and all initial consultations are free.
Proving Negligence to Build Your Slip and Fall Accident Claim
When our slip and fall lawyers build a case against a property owner or lessee, we must prove negligence occurred. This is possible by demonstrating four elements:
- The property owner had a duty to keep you safe from fall hazards
- They failed to uphold this duty, allowing a hazard to occur and not remedying it
- The hazard caused your fall
- You suffered injuries, including financial and physical harm
While some slip or trip hazards occur regularly, those legally responsible for the property must pay attention. They may be held liable for any injuries because of a known risk they did not address or a hazard that a reasonable person would have known about.
For example, a store may be responsible for a slip because of a spill when there is video evidence or witness reports of employees stepping over the puddle. Other common slip and fall hazards could include:
- Spills, leaks, tracked liquids, and other slick substances
- Items in the aisle or walkway creating a trip hazard
- Damaged flooring, carpet, tile, or other surfaces
- Potholes and uneven pavement or floors
- Missing or broken rails and banisters
- Uneven stairs
- Unmarked steps or curbs
- Poor lighting
Our slip and fall lawyers know how to build and prove these cases. We understand the evidence necessary to document what happened, why, and who is responsible. First, we will investigate what happened and prove how negligence caused your injuries. Then, we will take action to recover compensation for the expenses and losses you incurred because of your fall.
Our attorneys file insurance claims and civil suits based on trips, slips, and falls from an elevated height. As a result, we may be able to help you get money damages to compensate you for your injuries, medical bills, and other losses.
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Louisiana Law Limits Your Time to Take Legal Action in a Slip and Fall Claim
Most cases settle outside of a courtroom. We often negotiate appropriate settlements for our clients based on their insurance claim, never suing the liable party or parties. Even when we do sue, most of our clients never need to make a court appearance. We usually settle these cases, as well.
Louisiana has tight deadlines for suing based on a personal injury. In general, you have up to one year to file the initial paperwork. These statutes are found:
- La. Civ. Code Art. 3492 in personal injury cases
- La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2 for wrongful deaths
The clock begins running the day of the accident in an injury case and the date of death in a wrongful death case. However, additional deadlines that apply to these cases may alter the timeline, too.
Missing this deadline would mean giving up the right to take the case to trial. You would not have any additional legal options to pursue compensation, so meeting the timeline is essential.
Injured Slip and Fall Accident Victims Can Receive a Complimentary Consultation Today
You can speak with a lawyer from the Morris Bart law office for free today. We provide an opportunity to discuss your fall, injuries, and legal options in detail with an attorney who regularly handles cases like yours in Iberia Parish.
Call (337) 446-4571 to learn more about your rights.
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