Trip & Fall Attorneys in New Orleans
Ruston & New Orleans Slip & Fall Cases
With New Orleans’ pothole laden streets and crumbling sidewalks, slip, trip, and fall accidents are nothing unusual. Yet, trip and fall accidents can have serious consequences, including brain injury, spinal cord damage, and even wrongful death.
If you or a loved one slipped, tripped, or fell and was injured at a property where dangerous conditions were present, you may be able to sue the owner or manager for damages. Our New Orleans trip and fall attorneys at The Burrell Firm, LLC can help you build a premises liability case that will cover your medical and other accident-related expenses.
Contact us now to schedule your free case evaluation. We serve clients throughout Louisiana from our offices in New Orleans and Ruston.
Trip & Fall Hazards in New Orleans
As a historic city that draws massive crowds throughout the year, slip and fall accidents are a constant danger in New Orleans. Buildings and streets are in various states of disrepair, people are constantly coming and going, and construction work is often slow and obtrusive.
The most common causes of slip and fall accidents are:
- Uneven surfaces such as loose floorboards, broken sidewalks, and potholes
- Wet surfaces caused by puddles, leaks, or spills
- Objects precariously placed in cluttered walkways
- Poor lighting in staircases or parking lots
- Rundown staircases, porches, or balconies that buckle or collapse
What Compensation Is Available?
If you trip, fall, and injure yourself in a public place or on private property you don’t own, you may be able to sue the property owner or manager for damages.
Damages in a premises liability case include:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages from missed work
However, to receive compensation you must have been lawfully present on the property where the accident occurred and you must also be able to prove that your trip and fall injury was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of the property owner.
Proving Liability in a Slip & Fall Case
To bring a lawsuit against someone for your injuries, you must first be able to prove that they were at fault for your accident. In premises liability cases related to tip and falls, this means that you must show that your accident would not have happened if the at-fault party had mitigated the hazard in some way.
When proving slip and fall liability, you must be able to show that:
- The property owner or manager was aware of or should have been aware of the dangerous condition
- The property owner did not take action to repair or warn guests of the dangers in a timely manner
- The dangerous condition caused you to slip, trip, and/or fall
- Your accident led to injuries
For example, if you slipped while visiting a building that had a leak, but the water was allowed to collect on the floor and there were no signs warning of the danger, you can likely bring a case against the property owner. Similarly, if you fell down dimly lit stairs and discovered the property manager knew the lights were broken but had neglected to fix them for months, you will likely be able to sue.
Call The Burrell Firm, LLC Today!
Our dedicated and professional New Orleans trip and fall attorneys are fierce and aggressive advocates for our clients. You should never be punished for an accident that wasn’t your fault, and we are determined to get you the compensation you need to make a speedy recovery. We represent clients throughout Louisiana from our offices in New Orleans and Ruston and can travel to you if needed. For more information, request a free case evaluation with one of our lawyers.
Call us now at (504) 420-7575 or write to us online to get in touch.
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