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Premises Liability Attorneys in Louisiana
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Property owners in Louisiana are required to ensure their property is reasonably safe for guests and customers. If a person suffers an injury due to a dangerous condition on the premises, then the property owner can be held liable for the accident. This type of personal injury case is known as premises liability.
If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’s property in Baton Rouge because of a hazardous condition, look no further than the Louisiana premises liability attorneys at Day Law Group to hold the property owner responsible for your injuries and help you obtain your entitled compensation. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients by providing them with compassionate and personalized legal representation.
Our firm handles the following types of premises liability cases:
- Slip and fall accidents – When a property owner fails to clean up or warn customers about a slippery floor or other similar conditions and a person suffers an injury, our legal team can hold the owner liable for the slip and fall.
- Defective conditions on the premises – If a property poses a risk of harm to the public due to one or more code violations and an injury is caused by a defective condition, we can determine the parties involved in the construction of the building.
- Lack of maintenance – Buildings need to be properly maintained to ensure tenants, visitors, or customers are safe. If an appliance or equipment malfunctions and a person sustains an injury, the building manager or landlord can be held liable.
- Dog bites – If a dog bites someone for no reason, the dog owner may be liable for the person’s injuries.
- Negligent security – If a property owner fails to take the necessary security measures, especially in a location that is known for crime-related activities, the owner could be held liable for negligent security.
- Falling objects – From objects falling on a construction site to falling merchandise that was not properly stacked, falling objects can cause catastrophic and fatal injuries.
- Fires – When a property owner fails to adhere to the local fire code or fails to take reasonable precautions to prevent fires, and then someone is injured in a fire, they may be held liable.
Under Louisiana law, a property owner is liable for any injury and damages arising from an unreasonably dangerous condition on the property. Premises liability cases are complex because the injured party must prove many elements, depending on where the accident occurred.
Different legal standards that apply to various types of property owners, such as merchants, non-merchant privately owned property, and publicly owned property. Therefore, what must you prove in your case depends on who owns the property.
For example, according to the Merchant Liability Statute, a “merchant” is essentially a business that sells goods, merchandise, food, and services at a fixed location. Common types of merchants include retail stores, restaurants, and auto shops.
To succeed in a premises liability case against a merchant, the plaintiff (i.e., the injured party) must prove the following elements:
- A condition existed on the property that created an unreasonable and foreseeable risk of injury to the plaintiff;
- The merchant either created the condition or had actual or constructive notice of it;
- The merchant failed to exercise reasonable care; and
- The plaintiff suffered injury because of it.
Due to the complexities of premises liability cases in Louisiana, you must hire an experienced personal injury attorney to protect your rights and best interests from start to finish. Our legal team can thoroughly investigate the accident, collect and assess evidence, negotiate with insurers and other parties, and maximize the financial compensation you deserve.
Car Accident Settlement $441.3 Thousand
Premises Liability Settlement $300 Thousand
Workers’ Compensation Settlement $175 Thousand
Big Truck Settlement $625 Thousand
Car Accident Settlement $625 Thousand
The owners and managers of both private and public properties are responsible for maintaining premises that are safe and free of dangerous conditions.
Therefore, common places of injury include:
- Private residences
- Retail stores
- Shopping malls
- Gas stations
- Fitness centers
- Parking lots
- Parking structures
- Amusement parks
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Premises liability cases involve serious and debilitating injuries, which may require long-term or lifetime medical care and treatment. Compensation in a premises liability case may include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning potential, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages.
Common types of premises liability injuries include:
Do not hesitate to let our experienced personal injury lawyers help you obtain the most favorable outcome in your case. We can protect your rights and best interests inside and outside the courtroom from start to finish, while you make the best possible recovery from injury.