A Premises Liability Attorney Can Help You Hold a Negligent Property Owner Accountable
When property owners fail in their obligation to maintain a safe area for visitors and it results in injury, a premises liability attorney with our firm in Lafayette, LA, can help hold the responsible party accountable for any injuries or damages. For example, property owners who fail to repair broken floorboards or fix faulty electrical wiring can be considered negligent. This negligence can result in serious injuries. If you sustained a serious injury because of unsafe conditions on another party’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy today to review your case with one of our attorneys.
About Premises Liability
Premises liability cases can involve both commercial and residential properties. Slip-and-fall accidents and other types of incidents frequently occur in grocery stores, shopping malls, and restaurants. These often occur because someone neglected to clean a product spill. Injuries can also occur on residential properties, which may include rental properties. If the landlord or homeowner fails to maintain the property and a visitor or tenant is injured as a result, the owner is liable for the injuries sustained and any expenses associated with the injury.
Examples of Premises Liability
Some common examples of premises liability include:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Defective sidewalks or other walkways
- Poor security, including a lack of adequate lighting
- Staircase accidents
Any of these accidents can result in serious, potentially life-threatening injuries. Head, neck, and back injuries are common as are broken bones, and brain or spinal cord injuries are possible. Serious injuries can result in permanent brain damage or paralysis. Lacerations, broken bones, electric shock, burns, and other injuries are also possible. Poor security can lead to violent crimes and injuries, such as gunshot or knife wounds.
When property owners fail in their obligation to maintain a safe area for visitors and it results in injury, we can help hold the responsible party accountable for any injuries or damages.
Working with Our Premises Liability Attorneys
In a premises liability case, the plaintiff is responsible for providing proof that the property owner acted negligently in the upkeep of the property. Our attorneys can help prove this by investigating the property and collecting photographic or video evidence. One important component of any premises liability case is that we must prove more than just the property owner’s negligence. We must also prove that the property owner knew of the defect and failed to remedy it or provide adequate warning. This is especially important in commercial premises liability cases involving businesses where employees or managers are responsible for cleaning spills and ensuring customer safety.
Once sufficient evidence is gathered, our attorneys can handle filing your claim so you can recover from your injuries. Working with an attorney is critical, especially when it comes to dealing with the insurance company. Claims adjusters will attempt to settle your claim for a lesser amount than you deserve. Our attorneys will fight for your right to fair and just compensation based on your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our representation has helped many injured clients secure the compensation they need and deserve.
Meet with One of Our Attorneys Today
If you were injured on another party’s property and suspect your injury was the result of the owner’s negligence, contact our law firm to schedule a free, in-depth case review. Our attorneys will help you determine the best course of legal action.