15 Aug Liability for Injury due to Dangerous Property Condition | Baggett McCall | Lake Charles
If you are on someone else’s property, either at their specific invitation or as a member of the public on property open to the public, the property owner is obligated to maintain safe conditions on that property. If safe conditions aren’t maintained and you are injured as a result you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering among other things. At Baggett, McCall, Burgess, Watson & Gaughan LLC, our experienced attorneys can conduct a property condition assessment and create a comprehensive claim of our findings, and if appropriate, help you to recover the damages and compensation to which you are entitled. Contact our Lake Charles, LA office at 800-256-1137 for a free consultation.
Is the property owner liable?
The property owner must have been aware (or would have learned by exercising reasonable vigilance) that a dangerous situation existed on the property and failed to remedy the situation.
The law focuses on whether the owner makes routine property condition assessments to ensure that the business or property is safe for the people who come into the business or onto the property. Your case will involve the following questions, among others:
- Does the property owner regularly assess the property for potential hazards?
- Was the hazardous situation there long enough for the property owner to know about it through exercise of normal vigilance?
- Was there a legitimate reason for the hazardous situation being there (such as an open manhole cover because of repairs being underway), and if so were appropriate warning signs and barriers in place?
- Was the injured party’s own inattentiveness partly to blame for the injury?
Here at Baggett, McCall, Burgess, Watson & Gaughan LLC we have represented personal injury clients throughout the Gulf Coast region since 1958. We offer comprehensive legal knowledge and representation in the areas of death or personal injury, worker’s compensation, insurance claims, occupational disease, injury arising from chemical exposure, toxic torts, defective products, asbestosis and mesothelioma, wrongful death, maritime and offshore injuries, motorcycle wrecks, automobile wrecks, 18-wheeler accidents, burn injuries, head, neck, and back injuries, and cancer cases.
Contact Baggett, McCall, Burgess, Watson & Gaughan, LLC in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for a free consultation or call 337-478-8888 or 800-256-1137 now to speak directly with an experienced injury attorney.