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Your slip and fall might come under premises liability law

When Louisiana residents go onto another person's property, it is usually under the assumption that the owner or the possessor has done everything possible and within their control to ensure that their property is safe from defects and issues that would result in someone's injury. With rain and snow, as mentioned in last week's post, come additional measures that a property owner/possessor must take to ensure their property is safe from known hazards or from hazards that should have been known.

Slips and falls increase in winter weather

While much is said about winter weather creating dangerous conditions for motorists on the road, not much attention is given to the injuries caused by people slipping and failing on another's property due to rain, ice or snow. An injury suffered on someone else's property may have been avoided if the person responsible for maintaining the property had corrected the condition, which is why the owner or possessor could become liable for an injured Louisiana resident's injuries through a premises liability claim.

Don't navigate an injury alone

Embarking on a journey through the legal system can be difficult and complicated for Louisiana residents, especially if they have been injured by someone else's negligence. What may have started out as a fun shopping trip with friends or a meal out with family can end up contributing to serious injuries if the person in charge of keeping the premises safe has not exercised the caution they were supposed to.

Property owner's liability to avoid slips and falls on stairs

Its natural for people to slip and fall-the laws of gravity apply to all of us after all. Some falls, however, can be more dangerous than others. The harder the surface is upon which a Louisiana resident falls and the farther the person is falling, the more likely injuries are going to be serious. One type of slip and fall accident that can be very dangerous both because of the impact of the fall and the surface upon which one lands is falling down a flight of stairs. Given how dangerous an accident like that can be, it is essential that property owners, both private and commercial, ensure their premises are safe for everyone that enters it.

The basics of a premises liability claim

Premises liability is an area of personal injury law in which property owners can be held accountable for injuries that occur on their land or in their buildings. Our readers in Louisiana will likely be most familiar with this area of law from the traditional "slip and fall" cases they may have read about or seen in the news.

Louisiana legal team can pursue premises liability claims

When someone in Louisiana has been injured due to the negligence of another person, it can be hard to figure out what to do next. Medical treatment costs money and an injury can result in time off from work, making funds even tighter. At this time, pursuing a personal injury claim against the negligent party can be one avenue an accident victim may want to consider pursuing.

What if I slip and fall indoors?

Louisiana residents who go to stores and restaurants usually do not anticipate that they will suffer an injury while doing so. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Even though the law expects property owners to take appropriate precautions to keep their premises safe, they often fail to do so for a number of reasons.

Inadequate lighting might lead to a slip-and-fall accident

Louisiana residents may be aware that when someone invites them into their home or when they enter into a store, there is an expectation that the premises will be reasonably safe from potential hazards. However, what about outside the premises -- what obligations does an individual have with regards to maintaining the outdoors?

Understand the application of strict liability law to dog bites

Louisiana residents may be aware that in most cases, to recover compensation from someone who has wronged them, negligence must be proven. This means that it must be proven that there was a duty owed from the negligent person to the injured one, and this duty was breached and that the injury was a result of this cause. However, negligence is not the only doctrine under which compensation is possible-it is possible to hold one accountable through other legal principles, such as strict liability.

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