If you were in a business, store, hotel, or other place and slipped or tripped on a hazard and were injured, you may have a claim against the insurer of the store for those injuries. If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident in New Orleans, Metairie, or elsewhere, it is important to consult a New Orleans slip and fall accident lawyer to discuss your rights.
What Causes a Slip and Fall Accident?
Slip and Fall Accidents can be caused by a number of hazards and every slip and fall case is different. Some common slip and fall accidents in New Orleans can be caused by:
- A substance that is left on the floor, such as a spilled drink, melted ice, or water;
- Uneven surfaces of a floor such as cracks, loose floorboards, or uneven decking;
- Uneven surfaces of a parking lot, such as cracks, potholes or sidewalks
- Wet surfaces such as slippery floors and spills
- Broken steps or handrails
- Debris or items that were left dangerously in a walkway, such as pallets or boxes
- Inadequate lighting
- Spilled food on the ground of a restuarant
What should I do if I am involved in a Slip and Fall Accident in New Orleans or Metairie?
Slip and Fall accidents can cause serious injury. You should do the following things if you have been involved in a slip and fall accident:
- Seek medical attention if you are injured
- Report the slip and fall accident immediately to the store manager
- Take photographs of what you fell on
- Get the names and contact information of anyone you talk to or anyone who may have witnessed the slip and fall
- Call a New Orleans slip and fall accident lawyer to consult with you on whether you have a claim
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident in New Orleans or Metairie, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries, including economic damages such as medical bills and missing wages, and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. These cases are very difficult to prove; before you accept a quick settlement from the insurance company, contact a New Orleans slip and fall accident lawyer for a consultation on your case.
How can Kiefer & Kiefer New Orlean Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer help me with my slip and fall accident?
We have a team of experienced trial attorneys who can help you with your slip and fall claim. We have successfully handled many slip and fall accident cases. These cases include slip and fall accidents in parking lots, slip and fall accidents at the Wyndham Hotel, slip and fall accidents in Dillard’s and other department stores, slip and fall accidents at Walmart, slip and fall accidents at Intown Suites, slip and fall accidents in an elevator, slip and fall accidents at Chili’s and other restaurants, slip and fall accidents at Touro and other hospitals, slip and fall accidents in Bayou Beer Garden, Tipitina’s, Southport Hall and other bars, as well as slip and fall accidents in the Smoothie King Center and Superdome.
Here are some articles about cases we have litigated as a result of slip and fall accidents in New Orleans and slip and fall accidents in Metairie:
This is provided for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice.