Premises Liability Lawyer New Orleans, LA
When someone is injured on another’s property, it’s wise to meet with a New Orleans, LA premises liability lawyer about a potential case. Premises liability lawsuits arise after someone suffers injury due to a dangerous or unsafe condition. A property owner and those who maintain it are responsible for ensuring a reasonably safe environment. The injured person has to show that the property owner was negligent in this duty of safety. When a property owner is at fault for an accident on their property, they can be liable for any damages that result. If you are interested in possibly filing a claim against a property owner, contact Kiefer & Kiefer today.
Proving Premises Negligence
Getting hurt on someone’s property does not automatically mean that there are grounds for filing a premises liability case. There are certain elements that must apply to the situation. Firstly, the owner must have had a duty of care to keep the premises safe. Secondly, the owner must have breached this duty of care in some way. Thirdly, there must have been injuries and damages that were caused from the breach of duty. All in all, you have to prove the property owner (or an employee) should have observed a hazardous condition and fixed it properly and within a reasonable timeframe, but failed to do so. Proving negligence can be easier said than implemented, so we suggest contacting a New Orleans premises liability lawyer for further assistance with your case.
Examples of Premises Cases
There are many situations that fall under the premises liability category, such as slip and fall accidents, swimming pool accidents, inadequate premises maintenance, fires, dog bites, amusement park accidents, snow or ice accidents, and elevator or escalator accidents. Some of the most common premises liability cases are slip and fall accidents, which can happen just about anywhere, but tend to occur at grocery or retail stores where spills or leaks are prevalent. Slip and falls can be caused by broken staircases, wet floors, uneven flooring, extension cords, and more. In these situations, a hazard must have been present longer than the amount of time an employee or property owner could have noticed it and attended to the matter.
Get Legal Support Today
If you think you have grounds for filing a premises liability lawsuit, contact Kiefer & Kiefer today. A New Orleans premises liability lawyer can do a case evaluation and inform you of your options during the appointment. We can help identify who could be liable or whether more than one party shares liability. We are experienced in advocating for victims who have been wrongfully hurt due to negligence or recklessness. The best way to know for sure if you have reason to file a lawsuit is by meeting with a dedicated legal professional for support. Please do not hesitate to contact our law firm so we can answer your questions and represent your case. Once we know more about what happened, we can get started.