Slip and Fall Accident: Can I recover damages while trespassing on someone else’s property in Louisiana?
In most cases of trespassing where you are injured on someone else’s property, the property owner is not liable for your damages. This is because you were illegally on their property and they have no legal requirement to ensure your safety.
Some Rare Exceptions to Premises Liability and Trespassing
In some cases, you may not even be aware you were trespassing. If there were no posted signs prohibiting trespassing, no barriers blocking the property from public access, and no way of distinguishing what is and isn’t private property, you may still have grounds to file a premises liability claim against the property owner.
Another rare case is when a property owner is aware that many people technically trespass on their property, say using it as a shortcut, and they have neglected to post adequate warnings about hazards in the area. If the property owner is aware of unsafe conditions and fails to either barricade that area or mark it as dangerous—knowing there are regular trespassers nearby—a court may find them liable for your injury.
How a Louisiana Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Every personal injury claim deserves to be evaluated by an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney. Even if you were technically trespassing, there may be evidence that you were not completely at fault for your injuries.
The Louisiana personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara are well-versed in premises liability and personal injury laws. Contact us to schedule your FREE legal consultation today – (866) 248-0580..