Legal Representation After Premises Liability/Slip-And-Fall Accidents

Property owners in Louisiana have a duty not only to ensure that their property is safe for the people who use it, but also to warn people of any dangerous conditions on the property that could feasibly result in injury. These responsibilities also fall to any party who manages or occupies the property.

Under Louisiana law, you may be entitled to compensation if you were injured on someone else's property.

If you have questions about any of these matters, do not hesitate to contact The Law Office of John J. Finckbeiner. Premises liability claims can be very time-sensitive, and our personal injury attorney can take quick action to build a strong claim on your behalf.

A Complex Area Of Law

Businesses, homeowners and landowners can all be held liable for dangerous premises, and generally three things must be proven to hold a property owner accountable:

  1. The property owner or manager knew or should have known about the hazard.
  2. The property owner or manager failed to eliminate the hazard or to warn people about the danger.
  3. The injured party was not aware of the hazard and consequently suffered the injury.

Proving these things requires medical evidence of your injury and evidence of the circumstances that led to the injury. To ensure that all evidence is promptly collected, preserved and organized, it is important that you contact us as soon as possible after the accident.

Examples Of Dangerous Premises

Premises liability takes many forms. For example, trip-and-fall and slip-and-fall accidents can result from any of the following:

  • Poorly lit parking lots
  • Cracked or broken parking lots and walkways
  • Apartment building stairways without safety rails
  • Ripped carpet or rugs
  • Retail items left on the floor in store aisles
  • Uncleaned or unmarked spills in grocery stores

Get Medical Treatment After A Slip And Fall

Many people do not realize how serious a slip-and-fall injury can be. Whether you hurt your back, neck, arm, shoulder, leg or head, it is important that you get medical treatment for your injury as soon as possible. If you wait, the property owner or the insurance company may argue that your injury is not as serious as you claim.

Additionally, obtaining medical treatment after a trip- or slip-and-fall injury creates a medical record that can be used to calculate the full cost of the injury. Depending on the facts of your case, if your claim is successful, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity and rehabilitation costs.

Contact The Law Office Of John J. Finckbeiner

We have two convenient office locations: one in the French Quarter of New Orleans and one in Chalmette. For a free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer, email us or call 504-662-1754. We can listen to your concerns and help you explore your legal options.