Slip & Fall Accidents in Louisiana
Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. Can Help You Recuperate Compensation
Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, from a grocery store to a parking garage. These accidents are caused by a negligent property owner or manager, such as a grocery store, mall, parking garage, or other business or property owner.
When slip and fall accidents occur on public property, it is the responsibility of the city or state to ensure that the area is safe for those who use it. When a slip and fall accident occurs on private property, the property owner or manager can be held liable for the damages.
At Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C., we are dedicated to helping those who have suffered as a result of a slip and fall accident. We know that these accidents can cause serious injuries and can disrupt your life. Our team is here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
What Are the Most Common Slip & Fall Accident Injuries?
Slip and fall accidents are among the most common types of accidents in the United States. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be suffering from a variety of injuries and pain.
Common injuries that can occur include:
- Broken bones
- Strains and sprains
- Cuts and lacerations
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Fractured or dislocated joints
- Internal injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
These injuries can cause severe pain, as well as a significant loss of mobility, ability to work, and other quality of life issues. In some cases, these injuries can be fatal.
Who Is Liable for a Slip & Fall Accident?
Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere and at any time. They are caused by property owners or managers who have not properly maintained their property. When property owners or managers do not make their properties safe for those who use them, they can be liable for the injuries that occur. In some cases, more than one party may be liable for the damages.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents?
Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere. They are often caused by a property owner or manager who has not properly maintained a property, such as a grocery store, parking garage, or other location.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet floors
- Loose or missing floor mats
- Snow and ice
- Broken or missing handrails
- Disappearing or obscured stairwells
- Poor lighting
- Uneven or cracked flooring
- Cluttered walkways
- Obstacles on walkways
- Damaged or defective floorboards
- Missing or non-functional signage
- Broken or non-functional equipment
- Poorly designed or maintained parking lots
- Unmarked hazards
If you have been injured as a result of a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Slip & Fall Accidents?
In Louisiana, the statute of limitations for slip and fall accidents is three years. This means that you have three years to file a claim for damages against the liable party.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you should not wait to seek the compensation you deserve. In many cases, the statute of limitations will prevent you from filing a claim. If you wait too long to file a claim, you may lose your right to do so.
Help with Your Slip & Fall Accident Claim
At Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C., we are committed to helping those who have suffered from slip and fall accidents. We know that slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries and can disrupt your life. Our team is here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
An injury is a devastating thing to have to deal with and a legal case on top of it can seem impossible. Our firm’s personal injury attorneys are able to offer peace of mind when you know that someone with experience and commitment is handling the situation.
When a case can’t be worked out through negotiation, Doran & Cawthorne has no qualms about taking the matter to court. Whether before a judge, or jury, we will gather the evidence necessary to present your case before the fact-finder in the best light.
It is all too common for insurance companies to offer less than what they know to be fair. Our lawyers will negotiate on your behalf, and won’t compromise for anything less than the amount they know you should be receiving.
Our lawyers don’t just talk it…we strive to deliver. You can rest assured you’ll have experienced personal injury counsel with Doran & Cawthorne on your side.
Having handled hundreds, if not thousands of injury cases in Louisiana, Texas and elsewhere, we can assess the best options for each case.
Our firm’s attorneys will guide you in the right direction to make sure your case is developed effectively to your advantage.