Every day people step foot on other people’s property. You do it when you go to work, the gym, the grocery store, school, or even a friend’s house. When you visit these premises, you expect property owners to take the necessary precautions to keep their property free of hazards and safe for all visitors. Unfortunately, not every owner does so.
In many cases, property owners fail to keep their premises hazard-free, and accidents occur. Occasionally, these accidents result in serious injuries that require a visit to an emergency room for treatment. The most common premises liability accidents are slip and fall cases, but they can be so much more. From slippery surfaces to foreign objects blocking walkways, several factors can lead to premises liability cases.
At Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., our team of New Orleans personal injury attorneys have spent the better part of the last seven decades helping clients secure damages for injuries they sustained across a host of case types. Our attorneys understand the responsibilities property owners have and the legal issues these cases present.
Types of Premises Liability Claims
A premises liability claim occurs when someone suffers an injury in an accident on someone else’s property that could have been prevented if the property owner had taken better safety precautions.
Slip and fall cases are the most common type of premises liability claim, accounting for over one million emergency room visits a year. They are also the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims. However, slip and fall cases are not the only kinds of premises liability claims we see.
There is a wide array of claims that we cover, including:
- Tripping on uneven flooring or carpeting
- Exposure to hazardous materials or chemicals
- Escalator or elevator injuries
- Swimming pool injuries
- Failure to warn visitors of unsafe conditions on the property
- Slipping on wet surfaces that do not have proper warning signs
- Failure to remove obstacles or debris from walkways
- Debris or objects falling from above a person’s head
- Defective stairways
- Negligent security
- Fire safety and building code violations
- Icy or wet sidewalks, walkways, or parking lots
To prove a case in court, you must prove that injuries did occur and were caused by the unsafe condition of the property. Additionally, you must prove that the property owner was aware or should have been aware of these unsafe conditions but failed to improve them.
Fortunately, the New Orleans attorneys at Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C. have decades of experience handling these kinds of cases. We possess the knowledge and experience to prepare a case thoroughly and navigate through courtroom proceedings. We know exactly what to look for in premises liability and slip and fall cases to prove your claim.
Our firm has been assisting clients throughout Louisiana and Mississippi recover damages for the injuries they sustained due to the negligence or inaction of a property owner. If you suffered an injury on someone else’s premises that could have been prevented with appropriate safety measures, contact Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C. to schedule your free consultation.