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What if I slip and fall in a parking lot?

With changing weather upon us in Louisiana, it is important to know what one's obligations are in respect of the property they own or rent-if one fails to take adequate precautions on their property to correct a problem that existed, they could be held liable for the medical expenses or property damage that results from a trip and fall accident. These are some of the most common types of injuries incurred.

Animal attack and dog bite laws in Louisiana

When we are invited to someone's house, we have a reasonable expectation that their house is not going to be unsafe and that the owner or tenant would have taken reasonable steps to ensure our safety. This could mean a number of things, such as removing environmental hazards like rain water and ice or alerting the guests as to the broken stairs. It also encompasses another aspect of safety-ensuring one is safe from animal attacks, including dog bites.

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.

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