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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
When someone is injured, they most likely need to get medical treatment for it and this treatment can end up getting very costly. When someone else causes the injury, it might be possible to hold them accountable through various legal mechanisms and receive compensation for their injuries.
Hyperemesis gravidarum, also known as severe vomiting during pregnancy, can be a real pain. Most women expect some form of morning sickness while pregnant, but for others the problem is so severe that they turn to their doctors for help. Doctors and pharmaceutical companies have been promoting the off-label use of an anti-nausea drug called Zofran.
As Black Friday approaches and stores compete with one another to offer the best deals to potential customers, they also end up creating unsafe property conditions where previously none existed. With hundreds of people lining up outside the building, entering at the same time and pushing and shoving to get to the best deal first, the possibility for injuries is very high.
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.