A Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Can Help Secure Damages from Negligent Property Owners
Falls that occur on someone’s property due to hazardous conditions—such as a wet floor or torn carpeting—can result in serious injuries. A slip and fall accident attorney at the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy has represented many clients in premises liability lawsuits and can help you seek fair compensation from all responsible parties. We handle each of our cases individually, providing you with the personal attention you deserve during this difficult time. If you or your loved one was injured on another person’s property in Lafayette, LA, contact our office today for a personal case evaluation.
What is a Slip and Fall Accident?
Slip and fall accidents are those that occur on another party’s property. The most common hazardous conditions that result in these types of accidents include:
- Wet floors
- Uneven flooring and torn carpeting
- Broken steps
- Electrical wiring across walkways
- Damaged handrails
These accidents can occur on any property with hazardous conditions. They most commonly occur on commercial properties like in grocery stores or shopping malls. However, they can also happen on residential and private properties, such as apartment complexes or at the home of a friend or neighbor.
If you slip and fall on someone else’s property and suffer an injury, generally the property owner is responsible for your damages.
Injuries from Slip and Falls
Injuries from slip and fall accidents can range from minor to severe. Sprains and broken bones are common, but more serious injuries are possible. Victims of a slip and fall accident could suffer trauma to the head, brain, neck, or spine. These injuries could result in unconsciousness, nerve damage, or paralysis.
Who is Responsible for Injuries?
If you slip and fall on someone else’s property and suffer an injury, the property owner could be responsible for your damages. When these accidents occur on commercial properties, things are slightly more complex. While the property owner is generally still at least partially liable, the store manager or even the employees may also be held responsible. Due to the complex nature of these cases, it is almost always in the victim’s best interest to work with an attorney.
Proving Negligence in Slip and Fall Cases
The team of attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard K. Kennedy can personally research and investigate your case to explore all legal options available to you. To prove negligence in a slip and fall case, we must show that:
- The owner or property manager created the hazards that caused the slip and fall
- The owner or property manager knew about the hazardous condition and failed to remedy the situation
- The owner or property manager was unaware of the hazardous condition but should have known about it
If we find evidence of any one of these instances, we can build a strong case against the negligent property owner or manager. As your attorneys, we can negotiate with the property owner's insurance company to obtain a settlement that fairly compensates you for your damages, including:
- Any medical bills associated with the injury
- Lost wages due to an inability to work
- Physical and mental anguish
- Loss of quality of life for long-term injuries
Contact One of Our Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
To start the legal process against a negligent property owner, call our office at (337) 232-1934 or contact us online to schedule a complimentary consultation. Once one of our attorneys has determined that a negligent property owner was at fault for your injuries, we can help you secure the compensation you deserve.