New Orleans Premises Liability Attorney
Contact Our Attorneys if You Were Injured on Someone's Property
Premises liability is a type of personal injury case that refers to an injury that occurred on unsafe or defective property. Any injury that is caused an accident due to a present danger or hazard on someone’s property may result in compensation as recovered damages to the injured party. The most common types of premise liability claims occur as slip and fall/ trip and fall accidents where the claimant sustains personal injuries, although premise liability cases do not only involve slip and fall/trip and fall accidents. Premise liability personal injury cases can also arise out inadequate building security and swimming pool accidents, for example.
Proving Premises Liability in New Orleans
Louisiana's legal standard regarding premise liability also varies depending on the type of property and its function. A property owner who leases out or rents property may bear more responsibility for ensuring that his/her property is free from hazardous defects than that of a residential homeowner.
To prove a property owner's liability under Louisiana law, the premise owner must have demonstrated one of these three acts of negligence:
- The owner of the premises must have caused whatever danger or hazard existed at the time of the accident to cause the injuries
- The owner of the premises must have had knowledge of the danger or hazard and did not take care to remove or repair it
- Or the owner of the premises should have had knowledge of the danger or hazard
Courts often dismiss premise liability personal injury cases. That is why it is important that you consult with an experienced and knowledgeable premise attorney to determine if you have a viable claim against a premise owner for your personal injuries.
Contact The Voorhies Law Firm today!
The Voorhies Law Firm attorneys have the experience and knowledge to prosecute your premise liability personal injury case. We offer an extensive network of professional contacts, medical experts, and health care providers, along with the resources to investigate cases and pursue legal appeals, if necessary, at all levels of local, state, and federal jurisdictions. Our New Orleans personal injury attorneys have handled premise liability claims throughout Louisiana, including those occurring in and around New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Metairie, Mandeville, Slidell, Houma, Lafayette, New Iberia, Alexandria and Shreveport.
Call The Voorhies Law Firm today for a free consultation regarding your prospective premises liability case.