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What if I get injured on someone else's premises?

As we go about our day-to-day routine, entering and exiting shops and businesses, we never think that the premises we are about to enter as being unsafe. We take it as a given that the person responsible for the upkeep of the building would have ensured that they are maintaining a safe environment. But what happens when they shirk their duty and someone gets injured as a result?

Premises liability and foreseeability

When pursuing a premises liability lawsuit in Louisiana, like most other kinds of civil legal claims, a plaintiff must prove certain legal elements by a preponderance of the evidence before he or she can impose liability. Therefore, it is critical that these individuals fully understand the law that is being applied to their cases. In the premises liability context, this means understanding the legal classifications of those who enter a property, as well as the basic elements of premises liability. However, it also means understanding the applicable standard of care and how it is defined.

Who is a trespasser for premises liability purposes?

Under Louisiana law, property owners owe certain individuals a duty to keep their premises free from dangerous conditions. A store, for example, owes its invitees (its customers) a duty to keep floors reasonably dry and parking lots reasonably free from ice. If these owners fail to do so, then they could be held liable for any damages suffered by a victim who is harmed by the hazardous condition. There are, of course, exceptions to this general rule.

Firm seeking to impose liability on negligent property owners

There are a number of daily activities that shouldn't pose a danger to Louisianans. Driving to and from work, going to the grocery store and crossing the street should all be relatively safe activities. Yet, far too often the negligence of another leaves unsuspecting and innocent individuals seriously harmed. This is unfair and unacceptable to those who were undeservedly hurt. These victims, who may be facing the reality of financial hardship and physical pain and suffering, should consider whether taking legal action against the negligent party who harmed them will help them get back on their feet.

Louisianan sues nail salon for premises liability

Visiting a business should be a pretty uneventful activity. After all, many of us do this on a daily occasion. One reason why it seems like a minor activity is because the law seeks to protect business patrons from dangerous property conditions. Under Louisiana law, customers are considered invitees to a business, meaning that business owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are free from hazardous conditions. If dangerous property conditions exist, then they should be quickly identified and remedied. In the meantime, customers should be warned of the existing hazard.

We competently handle premises liability claims

It can happen to anyone in Lafayette. We run to the grocery store to pick up a few items and we slip on a grape, spilled soda, or a freshly mopped aisle and fall to the floor. It might ruin your mood, or your day, but it could also leave you with long-term injuries. Although such an incident might leave you feeling embarrassed, you should not let that deter you from fully considering the impact of what just happened.

Louisiana woman sues Walmart after slip and fall accident

Most Louisianans conduct their weekly grocery shopping at their local market. Very rarely do they worry themselves about their safety while walking across the store's parking lot or down the store's aisles. Yet, quite often, products are dropped, drinks are spilled and rain is tracked inside from entering customers. If these issues are not addressed, wet floors can pose a hazard.

Imposing legal liability for Louisiana animal attacks

If you have been invited onto the property of another then, without thinking, you probably assume the premises is safe. You probably wouldn't worry about whether the roof would collapse on you or that you will fall through the floor. But the fact of the matter is that property owners oftentimes fail to keep their premises safe for invitees, even though they have a legal duty to do so.

Louisiana attorneys representing premises liability victims

Premises liability is not something the average person in Lafayette thinks about when they go shopping or attend a social gathering, but the matter can become quite important if an accident occurs and injuries are suffered. After all, a slip-and-fall, for example, can leave a victim with excessive pain, a mountain of medical expenses and lost wages on account of an inability to work. If you find yourself in this situation, then you may be wondering what you can do to try to recoup your losses.

Elements of residential premises liability

We may not give it much thought to it on a day-to-day basis, but we constantly place our safety and well-being in the hands of others. When we drive, we rely on other motorists to obey traffic laws and only operate their vehicles when they are attentive, rested and sober. Likewise, when we enter properties such as apartment complexes or other rental homes, we rely on landlords to ensure the premises are safe. Unfortunately, though, far too often these individuals lapse in their responsibilities, which can cause serious injuries.

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