Slip & Fall Accidents
Each year, countless individuals will suffer injuries from a slip and fall accident caused by hazardous conditions. At Baggett McCall Law Firm, our experienced slip and fall injury attorneys understand the serious consequences of these incidents. When you are present on someone else’s property, whether by invitation or as a member of the public on premises open to all, the property owner bears the responsibility to ensure a safe environment. If they fail to uphold this duty and you sustain injuries as a result, you may be eligible for compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other related damages.
Our slip and fall injury attorneys are well-versed in premises liability laws and have successfully represented numerous clients in similar cases. We work diligently to investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident, gathering evidence to establish liability and determine the full extent of your damages. With our in-depth knowledge and commitment to client advocacy, we strive to hold negligent property owners accountable for their actions or lack thereof.
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 it.
The law focuses on whether the owner makes routine efforts 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 examine the property for potential hazards?
- Was the hazardous situation there long enough for the property owner to know about it through the 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?
Contact Baggett McCall, LLC in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for a free consultation, or call 337-478-8888 or 800-639-2524 now to speak directly with an experienced slip/trip and fall lawyer. Choose your lawyer carefully.