<h1>What Does Premises Liability Mean in Louisiana?</h1>
We spend a good amount of our days on the property of others, whether shopping at a store, attending a party at a friends’ house, or walking along a city sidewalk. As careful as you may be, there is always a risk of having an accident and suffering an injury while on someone else’s property. In some cases it may be the fault of the property owner for not securing their premises.
An experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney can help you determine if yours is a case of premises liability, and if so, how to proceed with a lawsuit to recover damages for your injuries.
Property Owners Have a Responsibility to Your Safety
“Premises Liability” refers to the responsibility of a property owner to make sure their property is kept safe to avoid endangering visitors. This includes making necessary repairs to the grounds and buildings and posting proper warnings for unsafe conditions.
As long as you are lawfully on their property and acting within a reasonable manner, the property owner can be held liable for injuries you sustain on their property due to an accident, such as a slip and fall. If you are found to be trespassing on the property, your rights to claim premises liability in a personal injury lawsuit are usually voided due to your illegal presence.
How a Louisiana Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
For a successful premises liability claim to come to a fair settlement you will need to prove you were legally allowed to be present on the property and acting in a reasonable manner when the injury occurred. You’ll also need to prove your injury was the direct result of negligence on behalf of the property owner. The best way to prove your injury is deserving of compensation is by enlisting the help of an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney to help you build a solid case.
To evaluate the details of your accident and begin your personal injury claim, contact the Louisiana personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara to schedule your FREE legal consultation today – (866) 248-0580.