Were you recently hurt on someone else’s property due to unsafe conditions? If you’ve been injured in a slip or trip and fall, or any other type of accident caused by property hazards, our firm is ready to help. Contact a Monroe, Louisiana slip & fall lawyer from Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson today to learn more about premises liability claims in Monroe and how we can guide you through the process.
The Importance of Hiring a Monroe Slip & Fall Lawyer
Property owners are legally responsible for keeping their premises safe. When they fail to do so and someone is injured, there’s a strong chance the injured party can hold them accountable via a premises liability claim. However, no one should ever pursue such a claim without a competent Ouachita Parish, Louisiana personal injury lawyer in their corner who has an in-depth knowledge of these claims. We have experience negotiating with insurance companies and even taking cases to trial when necessary. You can rely on us to provide you with the aggressive legal representation you deserve.
Where Slip & Falls Happen
Slip and fall accidents can happen in virtually any setting, as all it takes is one small portion of neglected property to cause someone to sustain a serious injury. Even relatively “minor” safety hazards, such as a wet floor, can cause very major injuries. That said, slip and fall accidents are more common in certain settings than in others. Some of the most common places we see slip and fall accidents are as follows:
- Department stores
- Construction sites or other workplaces
- Parking lots
Premises Liability Claims in Louisiana
Unfortunately, simply sustaining an injury in a slip and fall isn’t enough to qualify a person for compensation. To win compensation in a premises liability claim, you’ll have to demonstrate the following to satisfy the burden of proof:
- There was an unsafe property condition that the property owner either knew or should have known about.
- The property owner neglected to fix the safety hazard timely.
- You were injured because of the property owner’s failure to fix the dangerous condition(s).
- You incurred significant damages as a result of your injury.
Don’t Wait–File Today
Those who’ve been hurt have a lot on their plate, and so, understandably, they often wait before getting involved in the legal process. That said, this is almost always a mistake. The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in Louisiana is one year, meaning if you wait longer than one year to sue, you’ll likely permanently lose your right to pursue a personal injury claim.
Contact a Slip & Fall Lawyer from Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson Today
If you were injured because of dangerous property conditions, you need a legal team you can depend on. Fortunately, you’ve just found that legal team. Contact Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson today to schedule your free consultation with our personal injury law firm.