Trip and fall (known as “slip and fall”) accidents are common throughout New Orleans and Louisiana; unfortunately, many Louisianans suffer due to these injuries. They can happen anywhere; tripping or slipping may happen while pumping gas, shopping at a mall, or eating lunch. While you may have heard of slip and fall accidents, many people do not understand the scope of injury or harm that can be caused by such accidents. Slip and fall accidents can cause more damage than you would think, and, therefore, it’s important to seek help if you find yourself having slipped, tripped, or fallen. If you or someone you know has been injured due an accidental fall in a residential or commercial property in the state of Louisiana, you may be able to get compensation, especially if you’ve been injured due to negligence of the property owner.
Most of the time, slip and fall accidents can be avoided. However, the following statistics show just how serious these injuries can be:
Slip and fall accidents can have lasting physical and financial consequences. They can be avoided if individuals and businesses take the time and money to keep their property safe and well-maintained. Serious injury and loss due to negligence can devastate families.
Whether you’re in a commercial or residential building, there are hazards to be aware of that can contribute to slip and fall accidents. These include:
Although most people are aware and cautious of hazards when outside of their homes, even minor slip and falls can cause injury or harm. It’s important to be aware of your surroundings wherever you go, but if you’re involved in an unfortunate fall, be sure to note whether or not the fall could have been avoided. If someone has been negligent, you’re entitled to compensation.
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most commonly filed types of claims in civil court. When it comes to navigating the legal world of slip and fall accidents, it’s important to have experience on your side. The attorneys at Breaux Law Firm have successfully litigated many premise liability cases due to negligence. When it comes to injuries due to negligence, there are a few things attorneys must establish, such as:
However, not every slip and fall case in New Orleans or Louisiana results in only one party being found at fault. In Louisiana, the concept of “comparative negligence” can limit your compensation if you’re found to be partially at fault. The most common argument for the injured party’s “comparative negligence” in a slip and fall case is the argument that the hazardous condition was “open and obvious” from the perspective of the injured person.
If you find yourself in an unfortunate slip and fall accident, take the following steps to ensure your well-being and rightful compensation:
When it comes to claims, the amount makes a difference. Although every incident is unique and there is no standard method to insurance payouts, there are several factors that can affect slip and fall compensation, such as:
Some victims are entitled to tens of thousands of dollars, while others have gone on to win millions of dollars in settlement. Many slip and fall accident cases are dealt with outside of court, which makes the process quicker and less expensive.
Hiring An Attorney
With over 35 years of experience, we at Breaux Law Firm understand how to navigate the world of claims in New Orleans and Louisiana. You can rest assured that your case will be handled with the utmost respect and priority to ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to as quickly as possible. Our job is to get you the maximum payout you are due. We’re here to protect your rights.
By hiring a trusted law firm to represent you and your case, you can put your mind at ease; this will allow you to focus on recovering from your injuries. Let us do the paperwork, deal with the insurance companies, and get you the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Breaux Law Firm?
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident, the attorneys at Breaux Law Firm are the best option for you, and here’s why:
Being in an accident is scary enough, and dealing with the aftermath can be exhausting. Getting back on your feet should be hassle-free. If you call us and we determine, together, that you have a case, we’ll immediately begin fighting on your behalf to make the responsible parties do what is right. We do not stop fighting for you until you receive all you’re owed.
By hiring Breaux Law Firm to represent you for your personal injury claim, you can expect a clear legal explanation of your case and an honest assessment of the case’s merits. We can help you get through this difficult time and ensure you’re taken care of emotionally, physically, and financially.
In Louisiana, the statute of limitations applicable to personal injury claims is one year from the date of the accident, so don’t wait! If the suit is filed after the deadline, it can be dismissed. However, it’s always a good idea to seek legal advice, as there are exceptions in which the statute of limitations may be halted and the deadline for filing a claim extended.
Although filing claims or reliving traumatic experiences can be overwhelming, moving towards the compensation you are due is the right thing for you and your family. You’re not alone in this fight. The qualified attorneys of Breaux Law Firm are just a phone call away. Let us handle your case and get you what you deserve.