A man is seeking damages after sustaining injuries in a Lake Charles casino restroom. According to Louisiana Record, the plaintiff was a guest of the L’Auberge Du Lac Casino Resort. He walked into one of the casino’s men’s restrooms and allegedly slipped on the wet floor. He fell backward and suffered an injury when he struck his head on the stall.
The plaintiff claims Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., the casino operator, is liable for his injuries because the restroom floor was a slip and fall hazard.
Premises liability is a complicated area of personal-injury law. In order for a lawsuit to be successful, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care and breached that duty. The plaintiff must also prove that the breach of duty caused a specific injury or loss. This requires extensive evidence, which may take the form of photographs, witness testimonies, CCTV footage, doctors’ records and other documentation.
If you suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident, contact Morris Bart, LLC. A Lake Charles personal-injury lawyer will evaluate your case, gather evidence and handle settlement negotiations on your behalf.
You may be entitled to compensation for lost income, medical expenses and non-economic damages. Call 800-537-8185 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Read on to learn six steps you should take after a slip and fall:
- Take Photographs
Capture photos of the hazard that caused your slip and fall. You should also take pictures of your injuries.
- Gather Contact Details from Witnesses
If people saw your slip and fall, record their contact details. Your personal-injury lawyer may use their testimonies to support your claim.
- Look for CCTV Cameras
Many commercial properties have closed circuit television cameras. If you see a camera, ask the owner or manager to view the footage. Record the video on your cell phone, and request a copy.
- Visit a Doctor
Visit a doctor immediately after your slip and fall – even if you do not feel injured. Sometimes fall injuries take several hours or days to manifest. Your personal-injury lawyer may use the doctor’s record to tie your injuries to the accident.
- Don’t Delay
According to the Louisiana Civil Code, personal-injury victims have one year from the date of the accident to take legal action. If the statute of limitations expires, the court is not likely to hear your case.
- Contact a Personal-Injury Attorney
A personal-injury attorney will guide you through the claims process. Your lawyer will talk to witnesses, gather evidence, calculate your damages and help you pursue the maximum compensation.
If the incident happened in Louisiana, contact a Lake Charles personal-injury attorney from Morris Bart, LLC. Our legal team has been representing the injured for more than three decades, and we will give your case the individual attention that it deserves. Call 800-537-8185 to schedule a free initial consultation