Types of Premises Liability Claims Our Lawyers Handle For Accident Victims
Types of Louisiana Premises Liability Claims We Handle
Our Louisiana premises liability lawyers help clients with dangerous property claims on a regular basis. We are highly experienced in pursuing compensation for individuals who suffered injuries on other parties’ properties.
Some of the most common premises liability claims we handle include:
SLIP AND FALLS
Falling, whether by a slip and fall or trip and fall, can lead to serious injuries, including broken bones, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, concussions or more serious traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
We have seen slip and fall or trip and fall accidents occur for many reasons. These include injuries caused by spills, wet floors, recently mopped or waxed floors that are slippery, loose or torn carpets, rugs or mats with non-slip backing, poor lighting, electrical cords and debris in the walkway.
If you were injured during a slip and fall or trip and fall in a shop, store, at work or on someone else’s property, call our Louisiana premises liability lawyers to discuss your rights. When a hidden danger has caused the accident, you may have the right to pursue compensation.
When a property owner is required to keep guests and customers safe, this includes installing appropriate security measures such as lighting, locked doors, security gates, surveillance cameras and security personnel.
Security measures that are appropriate for a property depend on the types and amount of crime in the area, and the risk customers and guests could face. A business in a high-crime area may need more security to uphold their duty of ordinary care than a similar business in a low-crime area.
If you were injured during a crime, and you believe you were victimized because of a business’s inadequate security, contact our firm immediately.
SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENTS
Many families in Louisiana enjoy swimming pools, often throughout the year because of our warm weather. Some have pools in their backyards or enjoy family member or neighbor’s pools. There are also public and private swimming pools they may pay to attend.
Whether in a friend’s pool, the neighborhood public pool, or a private club or a health club’s pool, you should feel confident you are safe.
There should be no hidden dangers waiting to cause you harm. Unfortunately, many pools and their surrounding areas are not as well-maintained or designed as they should be. You could get hurt on slick surfaces or because of sharp edges.
You or a loved one could be harmed or killed by drowning if a pool is not properly supervised. If you or your child were harmed in a swimming pool accident, do not hesitate to call our Louisiana swimming pool accident attorneys to discuss your rights.
STAIR, BALCONY AND DECK ACCIDENTS
On stairs, balconies or decks, injuries happen for many reasons, including missing steps, rotting boards, loose handrails, or a lack of railing. It is not uncommon for people to have slipped or tripped and fell because of poorly maintained stairs, decks, and balconies.
If you were injured because of improperly maintained and hazardous property fixtures, contact us and we can discuss your legal options at no charge for your recovery.
DEALING WITH INSURANCE COVERAGE
When you are hurt on another party’s property and you seek compensation, there may be premises liability coverage through the property owner or tenant’s insurance policy. If you were injured on another person’s property, you might be able to file a claim against their homeowners or renter’s insurance policy. If you were harmed on a business’s property, they almost certainly have an insurance policy that covers bodily injuries.
Though there may be insurance coverage, it does not mean you will automatically and quickly get a settlement. The insurer will investigate the accident to determine if their policyholder is liable and if you are actually injured. During this process, you should have one of our Louisiana premises liability attorneys handle the communications with the insurance company and provide evidence of fault and the injuries you have suffered.
If the insurer approves your claim, it will calculate a value for your injuries. This is another time when having a Louisiana premises liability injury lawyer is important. The insurer will not want to pay any more than it has to. Typically, the initial settlement offer will be low.
By working with one of our experienced lawyers, you have someone to negotiate an appropriate settlement on your behalf.
PREMISES LIABILITY COMPENSATION
If you incurred injuries on another party’s property and you can prove they were negligent, then you can seek compensation for your:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
CONTACT OUR LOUISIANA PREMISES LIABILITY ATTORNEYS TODAY FOR HELP
If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’s property, and you believe the property owner was negligent in keeping their property safe, call the Louisiana personal injury lawyers at Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards.
Premises liability cases can be complicated, and you should not have to tackle this yourself. We can guide you through the insurance claim process, and when necessary, we will represent you during a personal injury lawsuit.