Record Winning Lawyers Holding Negligent Property Owners Accountable for Your Injuries
Accidents can happen unexpectedly, even when simply visiting someone’s property or a public place. Suppose you have suffered an injury due to negligent maintenance, inadequate security, or dangerous conditions on a premises. In that case, you deserve justice and fair compensation.
At the Hammond Law Firm LLC, our personable and professional legal team is familiar with the intricacies and nuances of injury lawsuits stemming from premises liability. The state of Louisiana has strict standards regarding premises liability claims.
Most importantly, it is often required that a plaintiff must prove that the business or property owner knew about hazardous or unsafe conditions that led to an injury.
Our premises liability attorneys at Hammond Law Firm LLC know about the legal requirements to prove a Louisiana premises liability case. We can handle all aspects of your case, including the investigation of accident evaluations, medical records pertaining to any treatments received, and any witness interviews, and hiring of professionals in order to prepare the strongest case for your premises liability claim.
To learn more, contact us online to book your free case evaluation with our capable attorneys today!
Our Practice Areas Cover
From slips and falls to unsafe conditions and inadequate security, we have the knowledge and experience to hold negligent property owners accountable.
Accidents in various settings such as stores, restaurants, and public spaces. We hold negligent property owners accountable, gathering evidence to build a valid case and secure fair compensation.
Personal injuries caused by hazards and unsafe conditions. Our attorneys evaluate your case, consult relevant recognized authorities, and develop a compelling legal strategy to ensure maximum compensation.
Inadequate security, slip and fall hazards, and other unsafe conditions. We investigate thoroughly, identify responsible parties, and seek compensation for your injuries and related damages.
Let us fight for your rights in Louisiana premises liability cases!
What Is a Premises Liability Case in Louisiana Law?
In Louisiana, it is the responsibility of the owners of private, public, and commercial establishments to ensure that their premises are safe for their patrons, visitors, customers, and employees. There must not exist any unreasonably unsafe conditions that could lead to someone suffering injuries.
Spilled water on the floor, a staircase in disrepair, and inadequate lighting can all lead to serious injuries to unsuspecting patrons. These issues could be grounds for a premises liability claim if it can be shown that a tenant or property owner could have rectified the conditions that led to a preventable injury.
Some common situations that fall under premises liability include:
- Slip and Fall Accidents:
These occur when a person trips, slips, or falls due to hazardous tactile & visible conditions such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, inadequate lighting, or walkway obstacles.
- Negligent Security:
The property owner may be held liable if an individual is harmed on someone’s property due to inadequate security measures, such as lack of proper lighting, broken locks, or lack of security personnel.
- Unsafe Property Conditions:
Property owners must maintain their premises in a safe condition. Injuries resulting from hazards such as broken stairs, faulty handrails, unsafe construction, or hazardous substances can lead to premises liability claims.
- Dog Bites:
Suppose a property owner fails to control their dog or provide adequate warnings about its aggressive behavior, resulting in a dog bite or attack. In that case, they may be held responsible for the injuries.
- Swimming Pool Accidents:
Property owners with swimming pools are responsible for maintaining proper safety measures, including secure fencing, warning signs, and adherence to pool regulations.
What Injuries Result from Premises Liability Accidents?
If you have suffered an accident on someone else’s property, you might suffer abrasions & cuts, and might need a visit to the ER for medical attention. More severe forms of injuries can include the following:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal trauma
These injuries can involve lengthy, costly, and painful recovery processes for which you may be entitled to compensation.
Hammond Law Firm LLC, located in New Orleans, LA, has the experience and familiarity with premises liability cases to help you seek compensation for injuries sustained in an accident in Louisiana.
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Who Is The ‘At-Fault’ Party in Louisiana Premises Liability Cases?
Determining liability involves assessing the responsibilities and actions of the parties involved. In premises liability cases, the burden of proof typically rests with the plaintiff, who is the injured party.
The plaintiff must demonstrate by a preponderance of the evidence that the property owner or possessor was negligent by deliberation and that this negligence caused their injuries.
Our premises liability lawyers can simplify it for you. Here are the key elements considered:
- Duty of Care: The property owner or tenant is legally committed to the premises’ safety for visitors or occupants. This duty may vary depending on the status of the visitor (e.g., invitee, licensee, or trespasser).
- Negligence: To establish liability, it must be demonstrated that the property manager/owner violated their duty of care by failing to maintain, repair hazardous conditions, or adequately warn visitors about known dangers on the property.
- Causation: It must be demonstrated that the hazardous condition or negligence of the responsible party directly caused the injuries or damages suffered by the plaintiff.
- Knowledge or Notice: It is important to establish that the responsible party knew or should have known about the hazardous condition but failed to take appropriate actions to address it.
- Comparative Fault: Louisiana follows a comparative fault system, meaning that the plaintiff’s own negligence, if any, may affect the amount of compensation they can recover.
Determining liability requires a thorough investigation, gathering evidence, and evaluating applicable laws and legal precedents. It is crucial to consult with an experienced premises liability attorney who can assess the specific circumstances of your case and build a strong claim on your behalf.
Contact Hammond Law Firm LLC for a free consultation & case review today!
Are There Any Notice Requirements in Louisiana Premises Liability Cases?
Louisiana law requires the injured party to notify the property owner or possessor of the dangerous condition within a reasonable time. As soon as you become aware of the hazardous situation that caused your injury, it is important to inform the responsible party promptly.
Delaying or failing to provide notice may result in losing your legal rights to seek compensation for your injuries and damages. If you report past the statute of limitation, a year in Louisiana, your claim will be invalid.
At Hammond Law Firm LLC, our experienced personal injury lawyers understand the importance of timely notice and its impact on your case.
Contact us today to discuss your case at zero cost, and our full case review will ensure all necessary steps are taken to preserve your claim.
What Is the Building Owner’s Liability for Personal Injury and Damages?
In Louisiana, building owners are legally obligated to ensure the safety of individuals, tenants, residents, occupants, and visitors on their property. That includes protecting them from personal injuries and damages caused by the deterioration of their buildings.
Building owners can be held accountable if someone sustains personal injuries due to the neglect of necessary repairs or if there was a defect in the original construction of the building.
At Hammond Law Firm LLC, we are capable of assisting with all types of premises liability cases arising from dangerous properties, such as:
- Cracked, uneven, or damaged flooring
- Falling objects like merchandise or lighting
- Improperly lit areas
- Loose handrails, damaged steps, or unmarked hazards
- Uneven and dangerous stairways
Injuries resulting from the hazardous premises conditions listed above can range from minor to severe and can even result in the death of a victim.
At Hammond Law Firm LLC, we are experienced in successfully representing clients in personal injury & premises liability cases involving building owners’ negligence. Contact us for a free consultation to protect your rights & seek the compensation you deserve.
What Are Some Legal Complexities in Louisiana Civil Law?
In Louisiana premises liability cases, several legal facts must be considered before you file a claim. Since Louisiana Law differs from other states, these nuances are all the more reason to enlist the legal assistance of our personal injury attorneys. They include:
- Open and Obvious Doctrine:
Louisiana follows the “open and obvious” doctrine, which means that property owners may not be liable for injuries resulting from apparent dangers that a reasonable person would have noticed and avoided. However, this does not absolve the property owner of their duty to maintain the premises in a safe condition.
- Recreational Use Immunity:
Louisiana provides limited immunity to property owners who publicly open their property for recreational purposes. Under certain circumstances, property owners may be shielded from liability for injuries sustained during recreational activities.
- Governmental Immunity:
When a government entity owns the property in question, there may be additional considerations and limitations on liability. Governmental immunity laws may apply, and specific procedures must be followed when filing a claim against a government entity.
It is important to consult with an experienced premises liability attorney in Louisiana to navigate these nuances and understand how they may impact your case.
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Insights From Our New Orleans Premises Liability Attorneys
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I still pursue a claim if I was partially at fault for the accident?
Louisiana follows a comparative fault system, meaning you can still pursue a claim even if you share some fault. However, your compensation is reduced based on your percentage of fault.
Consulting with a locally experienced attorney can help you understand how comparative fault may impact your case.
- Can I sue if I was injured at a friend or family member’s property?
Yes, you can. It’s important to remember that your claim is typically filed against the property owner’s insurance policy rather than directly against your friend or family member.
Having a premises liability attorney can help you navigate the legal process while maintaining your personal & social relationships.
- Are businesses always liable for injuries that occur on their premises?
Businesses can be held liable for injuries occurring on their premises if they were negligent in maintaining a safe environment. However, the specific circumstances of each case will determine the liability.
It’s essential to consult with adept premises liability lawyers to assess the details of your situation and determine the business’s potential liability.
- Do I need to prove the property owner’s negligence to win a premises liability case?
To succeed in a premises liability case, you must prove that the property owner or manager was negligent in maintaining the premises or failed to address a known hazard on the property.
This can be established by showing that the property owner knew or should have had knowledge of the hazardous condition and failed to take due action to prevent injuries.
- What if I signed a waiver or release of liability before the incident?
In Louisiana, liability waivers are null & void. So, suppose the negligence or misconduct of the property owner contributed to your injuries. In that case, you have every right to file your personal injury claim.
How Can Hammond Law Firm, LLC Help You?
If you have been injured as a result of dangerous conditions at a New Orleans premises, LA, or in another parish, then we have the experience and qualifications to get you the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.
We can help you with the planning, preparation, filing, and all subsequent requirements of your premises liability personal injury lawsuit after careful deliberation of the facts and circumstances of your case during a completely free consultation and review.
Pursuing your case without competent and proven legal representation could mean you may not receive appropriate compensation for your injuries.
Hammond Law Firm LLC will provide you with a high level of service, compassion, and competent legal advice throughout the duration of your premises liability case.
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Level The Playing Field & Secure Maximum Compensation
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip/trip and fall accident or in any other manner while legally on private, public, or commercial property, then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries in the form of a premises liability claim.
The personal injury attorneys at Hammond Law Firm LLC have successfully represented many clients involved in this type of injury accident, and we can help you too. The chances of receiving the appropriate level of compensation for your injuries(s) dramatically improve with experienced legal representation on your side.
Contact Hammond Law Firm, LLC in New Orleans, LA, for a completely free consultation and review of your potential case today!