Premises Liability/Slip and Fall
It is the responsibility of the owners of private, public, and commercial properties in Southern Louisiana to make sure that their premises are safe for patrons, visitors, customers, and employers. Our Louisiana premises liability attorneys at Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC., represent clients that have been seriously injured on other people’s properties due to the negligence or carelessness of the premise owner or manager. Our personal injury law firm is committed to seeking justice for our clients.
Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC., has served the New Orleans Metropolitan Area, including Slidell, Franklinton, Chalmette, Covington, Pearl River, Madisonville, St. Bernard, Gretna, Jefferson, Mandeville, Metaire, Kenner, and the other cities of Southern Louisiana since 1978.
Slip and Fall Accidents
The owners of grocery stores, restaurants, office buildings, cafes, and even the overseers of publicly-owned premises, such as city parks and public buildings, must make sure that there are no debris or unsafe conditions that could allow someone to slip/trip and fall.
Puddles on a restaurant bathroom, a broken step outside the local library, a poorly lit hallway, debris that has been left in front of a café, and an uneven sidewalk, can all be grounds for slip/trip and fall claims or lawsuits if someone is injured and the property owner or tenant could have done something to remedy the unsafe situation.
Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injury accidents, including broken hipbones, spinal cord injuries (SCIs), and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Recovery can be painful, costly, and time consuming.
Property and business owners and tenants must provide adequate lighting, alarm systems, video cameras, security guards, security gates, or other security measures to make sure that visitors, patrons, and residents are safe from criminal harm. Many security claims and lawsuits are filed because the inadequate security measures in parking lots, apartment buildings, bars, or at ATM machines made it possible for the incidents of sexual assault, physical assault, or robbery to occur.
Dog Bite Accidents
Dog bite injuries can lead to serious injuries—especially when a dangerous dog mauls a victim. Even injuries by dogs from breeds that are not normally considered dangerous can be serious if infection occurs or the injuries lead to permanent disfigurement. Children are especially prone to serious injuries from dog maulings. A child may have to wait for several years to undergo plastic surgery to correct the disfigurement. The mental and emotional trauma from a dog attack can adversely affect the victim’s life.
Louisiana law holds the dog owner legally responsible for the dog attack as long as the victim did not provoke the animal. However, it is up to the injured person to prove that the pet owner could have prevented the dog bite incident from happening.
Thornhill Law Firm, For The People
Our New Orleans-based premises liability attorneys have the experience to handle both simple injury cases and more complex litigation lawsuits—from injuries caused by merchandise falling off a grocery store shelf to injuries or deaths caused by a toxic substance that was polluting the air in an office building.
Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC., is committed to providing our clients with first-rate legal representation and dedicated, hands-on client service. We have the skills, talent, and resources to give your premises liability injury case the attention it warrants to obtain your recovery.
To request your free consultation with a Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC., premises liability attorney, call (800) 989-2707 or contact us online.