Slip and fall accidents most commonly occur in public places where the property is owned by another party. To be a slip and fall accident, a property owner must be negligent in keeping a safe environment for those using his or her property. These properties can be work, commercial, residential, or government properties.
A “slip and fall” can be caused by several negligent circumstances:
- Wet or waxed floors with no warning signs
- Deteriorating stairs
- Defective sidewalks
- Parking lot pot holes
- Messy or slippery floors
After a “slip and fall”, take the following steps:
- Take pictures at the site of the accident
- Take detailed notes about the accident including date, time, location and severity of injuries
- Contact Morris Bart.
You will need an experienced slip and fall attorney to handle your case. Our personal injury lawyers will prove that the property owner/manager failed to take proper precautions and therefore put you in a dangerous situation. Our attorneys will not settle until you get the compensated for all of your injuries- including pain and suffering.
Premises liability holds the property owner responsible for injuries sustained by any person while on their property.
It is the obligation of the property owner to ensure that the proper safety precautions are taken to facilitate the security of all occupants. A person creating a condition causing the injury, while acting under direction of the owner, may also be liable.
What areas do premises liability claims apply to?
- Buildings (entryways, awnings, stairways, etc.)
- Any properties owned by others
When you occupy another person’s property, you are considered to be a visitor. In a Louisiana premises liability case, it is important to determine if you are considered a lawful or unlawful visitor.
A lawful visitor is someone who is legally permitted to be on the property, either by invitation or necessity.
An unlawful visitor is someone who is trespassing on property that is clearly marked as a “No Trespassing” zone, or legally does not have the right to be there.
When determining if a property owner is liable for an injury sustained on their premises, the property owner’s efforts to give reasonable warning to any unsafe situations are usually what is looked at when filing a claim.
What can you be compensated for in a premises liability claim?
- Lost income
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Physical disability
What should I do after a premises liability injury?
Premises liability claims and very complicated and should be dealt with by an experienced professional.
It is advised that you make notes of any conversations held at the time and place of injury, and, if possible, take pictures. Any admission made by the property owner at this time can be used to support your case. If you have been injured or think you may have been involved in a premises liability case, call Morris Bart, 1-844-788-9779.