Strong Legal Help when You are Hurt on the Property of Someone Else in Louisiana
Experienced personal injury attorney in Orleans Parish discusses premises liability
When you are hurt on the property of someone else because of how the place was maintained, you may have a legal claim for compensation. The type of law that deals with such injuries is called premises liability. The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC has more than a decade of successful experience achieving money compensation for people who are hurt through the negligence of others.
Many injuries happen on property owned or operated by others in New Orleans
Many people are injured when they are visiting locations or property managed by someone else.Just a few of the places you might suffer injury include:
Public parks, playgrounds, and swimming pools
Wherever you go, if the owner or operator of a property is not maintaining the space, you could be hurt. Everyday people are injured in circumstances that could have been avoided. When you are legally on the property of someone else and suffer injury, a personal injury attorney may be able to prove the liability of the owner or operator and obtain compensation for your injury.
Here are some common but avoidable accidents that cause injury:
Being struck by falling objects that are poorly placed or secured
Dog attacks or bites
Collapse of structures
Inadequate security or safety measures at an event or elsewhere
Poorly maintained or constructed amusement park rides
Poor building safety like inadequate lighting, broken handrails, or elevator or escalator accidents
Leak of toxic fumes like carbon monoxide poisoning
These are just some of the ways that people are routinely injured when owners or others do not maintain their property.
The type of injury suffered in a premises liability accident could be a head injury, dog bite, broken bone, or many other kinds of wounds. If you are injured on the property of others, your injury attorney works to prove the negligence of the owner or operator, and that they are liable for money damages to help in your recovery.
Important points about premises liability in Louisiana
To prove that the property owner is responsible for your injury, it must be found that they were negligent in how they built, maintained, or offered the property for use by others. Were electrical cords left out for others to trip over? Did a poorly placed ladder tip over?
When considering how well the property was maintained, a court will also try to understand if you were partly responsible for the accident that caused your injury. Were you running on a pool deck and slipped on water splashed from the pool? These are questions the parties, and the court, will try to understand in making a decision about how much someone was at fault for your injury.
If you are injured on the property of others, it is important to talk to an experienced premises liability lawyer to find about how you can pursue money damages to help you heal.
Knowledgeable legal advice if you are hurt on the property of others
The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC delivers aggressive legal representation to help you achieve a satisfying money settlement or verdict when you are injured on the property of someone else. Call (504) 486-0300 or contact us today.