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Slip and Fall Accidents

The seriousness of slip and fall accidents is often downplayed, but they send millions of people to emergency rooms every year.

If you’re one of them, contact the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy in Lafayette, LA.

People in Lafayette and New Iberia turn to us knowing that we will handle their cases personally to achieve the best financial outcome.

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Dwight Johnson


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Honest, straight forward attorney that explained everything about the legal process concerning my case. I never felt pressured to accept any offer that was made on my case, I was allowed to decide what I would accept. If I ever needed an attorney again, he would be the one I would choose. I trust him so much I have recommended him to others that I know.

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Lila Barake


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Richard is a fantastic attorney! He and his staff were incredible about keeping me well informed about my case and making sure that I got the absolute best settlement possible.

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Why You Need a Slip and Fall Attorney

Get a Fair Settlement

An insurance company will likely be quick to offer a check after a slip and fall accident. But too many times the amount on that check fails to offset your medical bills, lost income, and suffering. Richard R. Kennedy and Richard R. Kennedy III at the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy in Lafayette will personally investigate your claims and build a solid case. When a property owner's negligence leads to a fall injury, our mission is to get you all the money you deserve. 

Provide Legal Guidance

Slip and fall cases are a specific category under premises liability law. In these types of cases, an injury attorney will map out two paths to recoup all your losses: an out-of-court settlement with the other party, or a court case. Our fall lawyers are happy to discuss a settlement with the other party when the compensation package is fair, but from the very start, we prepare your case for a trial. This sends a message to the other party that we are committed to a successful outcome.

Proving Liability

Proving liability in a slip and fall case is complicated. It requires a thorough understanding of premise liability law. You also need to collect evidence that proves the property owner's negligence led to your injures. That can include witness statements, security camera footage, and maintenance records, which can be difficult to obtain without legal help. We'll also need to present a strong defense that your own actions did not lead to your injuries, which could reduce your compensation. 

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In most cases, you'll be up against an insurance company and its premises liability legal team when you seek compensation for your medical bills, wages, and other losses after a fall. To get a fair settlement, you need a skilled personal injury lawyer who can hold negligent property owners responsible for broken bones and other fall injuries.

Generations of Louisianans have turned to the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy in Lafayette. Our dedicated injury lawyers are skilled in building premises liability cases that recover your financial losses after a fall. You will not only need to prove the property owner's own negligence led to your injuries but that you did not contribute to your injuries through irresponsible or careless actions.

If you or a loved one has been hurt on another person's property and suffered a serious injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Our injury attorneys would be happy to discuss your situation and determine if you have a case. All it takes is a phone call to set up a free consultation. You can also contact our law firm online.

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Different types of Premises Liability Cases

Slips on a wet floor, tripping on uneven pavement, or falling because of a broken step are all examples of slip and fall accidents, a specific category of premises liability cases. Premises liability occurs when a property owner, landlord, or manager is negligent in maintaining their property, which leads to an injury. Premise liability cases can also include injuries involving wrongful deaths or intentional acts of violence such as murder, rape, and assault.

Common types premises liability lawsuits beyond slip and fall claims include:

Poor Security 

Keeping customers, tenants, or employees safe is part of the job for a property manager or business. This includes ensuring that locks, alarm systems, and other safety features work.

Lack of Maintenance

Appliances, light fixtures, elevators, and many other common features in a building can turn dangerous and lead to serious injuries if they are not properly maintained by the owners. 

Unrestrained Dogs

Premises liability includes a wide range of scenarios, including dog bites. if a dog bites someone because it wasn't leashed or there was no fence, the property owner may be liable.

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The Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy

Richard R. Kennedy and Richard R. Kennedy III can help you and your family recover the compensation you deserve after a personal injury. Our attorneys have been recognized by:

  • Super Lawyers®
  • The American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • The American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell® (AV Preeminent® Rating)

You can schedule a consultation at our office in Lafayette, LA, by contacting us online or by calling (337) 232-1934.

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