New Orleans Slip, Trip and Fall Lawyers

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 slip and fall attorneys in New Orleans 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 slip and fall lawyers in New Orleans.

Call us now at (504) 420-7575 or write to us online to get in touch.

Recent Results

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    In the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the defendants offered their full policy limits of $1,000,000 minus what was previously paid.

  • $415,000 No Insurance = No Problem

    A New Orleans personal injury Plaintiff who was rear-ended by a company truck was able to settle his case just weeks after an unsuccessful mediation

  • $400,000 Company Truck Crash

    Plaintiff who treated for a fractured ankle and aggravation injuries to both the neck and back was able to secure a settlement in a very conservative jurisdiction.

  • $390,000 Prior Injuries = No Problem

    Plaintiff who treated for back and neck injuries as a result of an 18 wheeler crash was able to secure a settlement.

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    A plaintiff was injured by an 18 wheeler suffering both back and neck issues as a result

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    After a year of going back and forth with the insurance who refused to do the right thing, they eventually paid over $19,000 more than their policy limits to settle the case prior to trial

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    Plaintiff retained another local advertising firm and was offered $7,950 to settle. She dropped the other law firm and retained our firm and we settled.

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    After being rear-ended by a company transport vehicle was able to settle his claim. Plaintiff didn’t seek treatment for six (6) weeks post-accident.

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    Plaintiff was able to settle after only five (5) months.

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    Plaintiff who suffered a knee injury after an 18 wheeler accident was recommended to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery.