In This Article, You Will Learn About:
- The different types of premises liability claims that are common to Louisiana.
- What you can do if you are injured while at another person’s property or place business.
- How to handle a premises liability claim that involves someone you know.
What Is Premises Liability Under Louisiana Personal Injury Law?
If you’re injured on another person’s property, the owner of that property might be responsible for your injuries.
These cases depend very much on how the injury occurred and what caused it. Because of this, not every injury will qualify as a valid claim. However, when specific requirements are met, an injured person can recover damages from the owner of the property where the injury occurred.
What Are The Most Common Types Of Premises Liability Claims That You See?
The most common types of premises liability claims seen in our office include the following:
- Negligent Property Defects
- Unreasonably Dangerous Property Conditions
- And more . . .
If I Was Injured In A Slip-and-fall Or Trip-and-fall Incident In A Store Or A Business In New Orleans, Can I File A Claim Against The Commercial Entity?
Louisiana law has particular requirements for a business’ responsibility when an injury occurs on their property. Because of this, it’s important to consult with an experienced attorney who knows these laws. What’s more, experience in this field will enable your attorney to understand how the law applies to the facts of your specific claim and perform an accurate analysis to see if you have an actionable claim that may be successful.
Am I Still Entitled To Compensation If I Am Partially At-fault For My Slip-and-fall Accident In Louisiana?
Louisiana is a comparative law state, so all parties involved in a loss could be held partially responsible – including the party that suffered injury. However, in most slip-and-fall cases, the majority of the responsibility (if not 100% of it) rests with the business or property owner. In general, premises liability cases are very fact-dependent, and whether or not an injured person has grounds to bring forth a claim is best determined by an experienced attorney.
I Was Injured At A Friend Or Family Member’s Home, But I Don’t Want To Sue Them. What Can I Do?
Many people are hesitant to try and recover damages when they have been injured at the home of someone they know. While this is completely understandable, it’s important to keep in mind that a premises liability claim may be the best way for you to find the compensation you need to move on.
No one wants to sue their friends and loved ones, but you don’t necessarily have to sue when you make a claim against an insurance policy. We can often resolve a claim and find fair compensation for an injury without ever filing a lawsuit in court. What’s more, if certain circumstances are met, you may be able to proceed directly against the insurance company and not ever have to name the insured as a defendant.
In any case, the first thing to do is to make sure there’s a claim that the insurance company is responsible for. This is best done by contacting an attorney who can evaluate the facts of your case to determine whether there’s an actionable insurance claim. Once it’s determined what type of claim is at hand, we can try to resolve the matter fairly and directly without involving anyone outside of an insurance provider.
For more information on Premises Liability Law in Louisiana, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (504) 384-7770 today.
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