You should not have to struggle with hospital bills, unpaid rent, and other hardships from a slip and fall accident caused by someone’s negligence. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in this type of accident, one of our lawyers serving Shreveport may be able to obtain compensation on your behalf.
When you contact the Morris Bart law firm, you will receive a free, no-obligation consultation.
Damages You May Recover for a Slip and Fall Accident
Your attorney will objectively evaluate your injuries and damages before submitting a detailed claim or filing a personal injury lawsuit for compensation.
Depending on the extent of your injuries and your economic and non-economic losses, you could be compensated for:
- Ambulance, hospitalization, surgery, specialists, and rehabilitation
- Past and future lost pay
- Mileage from your home, pharmacy, and doctor’s office
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Wrongful death damages
Note that this list is not exhaustive, and you could qualify for other damages not listed here.
How a Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer on Our Team Can Help You
Chances are, someone’s carelessness caused you to slip, fall, and become injured as a direct result. Whether it was a broken piece of sidewalk, a cable left across an aisle, or a falling object, there is likely a liable party who should pay for your economic and non-economic damages.
A slip and fall accident lawyer on our team can examine the circumstances, timeline, and involved parties in your case. They will speak with your healthcare provider about your injuries to gain a better understanding of how they may affect your return to work, school, and family life.
We Prove Liability to Help You Seek Compensation
If you choose the Morris Bart law firm to help you with your case, our job is to prove liability, evaluate your damages, and secure a settlement on your behalf.
We can execute these tasks by:
- Collecting photographic and video evidence
- Interviewing eyewitnesses
- Reviewing police and accident reports
- Researching previous complaints or violations
Our legal team is ready to help you recover compensation for an accident caused by someone’s negligence.
When to Hire a Lawyer with Our Firm
Slip and fall accidents are a type of personal injury that can be resolved through:
- Filing an insurance claim for compensation from the at-fault party’s carrier
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit to seek damages through the court
You must file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit before the deadline. Under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492, you have about a year before the statute of limitations runs out. Depending on the circumstances and any exceptions that apply to your case, you may have even less time.
You do not want to wait to learn about your legal options and filing a personal injury lawsuit. The sooner you call the Morris Bart law office, the sooner we may begin working on your case.
Contributing Factors for Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip and fall accident may happen anywhere and to anyone. You or a loved one may have been injured in a fall caused by:
- Uneven surfaces
- Dim or insufficient lighting
- Broken or damaged sidewalk, pavement, or floor
- Loose carpeting
- Throw rugs or mats
- Loose cables
- Wet surfaces
- Loose or missing railings
- Falling objects
Where Slip and Fall Accidents Happen
We have helped injured people who were hurt in a slip and fall accident:
- At work
- In a store, hotel, restaurant, parking garage, nightclub, or bank
- In a park or public place
- At school
- In someone’s home or office
Sometimes, a client may feel uncomfortable pursuing compensation for a slip and fall from their local bank, a favorite store, or someone they know. You should know that a lawyer with our firm will seek compensation from the property owner’s insurance company first, not their personal finances.
Injuries Associated with a Slip and Fall Accident
It is an instinct to try to break your fall by extending your arms before you hit the ground. However, bracing yourself like this puts enormous pressure on your hands and wrists. That is why many slip and fall accident victims may have a sprained wrist, broken fingers, and other hand and arm injuries.
Slip and Fall Accidents May Also Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries
Slip and fall accidents are a primary cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). According to Mayo Clinic, falls can cause a sudden jolt or blow to the head. This injury disrupts normal brain functions and is potentially fatal.
Warning signs of TBI include:
- Losing consciousness
- Headache, often intense
- Loss of balance
- Feeling tired or drowsy
It is important that you not only seek immediate medical care after a slip and fall accident, but that you listen and follow your medical provider’s instructions. Documentation of going to a doctor can help serve as evidence when presenting your case.
Get a Free Consultation Today from Morris Bart, LLC
A slip and fall accident can cost you thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages. Our lawyers in Shreveport work for you on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay unless and until we successfully recover money damages on your behalf.
Call the Morris Bart law office at (318) 553-5470 today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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