New Orleans Slip & Fall Lawyers

Slip & Fall

Premises liability claims arise when someone is hurt due to a property owner’s failure to address hazardous conditions on their property, or warn people of the possible dangers they might face.

Slip & Fall

Premises liability claims arise when someone is hurt due to a property owner’s failure to address hazardous conditions on their property, or warn people of the possible dangers they might face.
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Slip & Fall

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common kinds of premises liability claims. A slip and fall accident could happen anywhere, and some of the most common places where these injuries happen include:
  • Stores or shopping malls
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Offices
  • Apartment complexes
  • Private homes or property
  • Public spaces
Recovering compensation for a slip and fall accident can be challenging. The property owner or their insurance company might argue that your slip and fall was caused by your own carelessness or clumsiness in an attempt to save themselves money. Don’t let the insurance company or anyone else bully you into accepting anything less than what you need and deserve. Contact a Metairie slip and fall lawyer at Sossaman Law Firm, for help. We’ll investigate your accident, determine if the property owner or manager was liable for your injuries, and will aggressively seek the full and fair compensation you’re owed. Call us to schedule a FREE consultation to discuss your case with our team today.
The causes of falls are often some unsafe property conditions, and there is often dispute about how visible a danger was, how long it existed, and whether a property owner was aware of it. In general, some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents include, but are not limited to:
  • Cracked or uneven flooring
  • Dirty or cluttered floors
  • Torn floor mats
  • Stray electrical cords and wires
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Defects in pavement
  • Broken handrails
  • Wet, slippery flooring
Slip and fall accidents only have a statute of limitations of one year, which is a very short window of time to commence legal action and means that victims should seek legal representation as soon as possible. Even if your own actions contributed to the accident, you could still be able to secure some compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. Louisiana is one of a dozen states in the country that uses a pure comparative fault system of apportioning damages. This means that any person is entitled to sue another person regardless of their degree of negligence (although damages can be reduced in proportion to a person’s percentage of negligence).
When a slip and fall accident case goes to court, a person injured in a fall who proves their case could be entitled to collect various damages to compensate them for multiple areas relating to their accident. Economic damages are awards for bills that can be proven and calculated while noneconomic damages may be awarded for more psychological or emotional kinds of harm.

Economic damages include:

  • Past and future lost income
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Medical equipment costs
  • Full-time personal assistance costs
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages include:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of services
Most slip and fall cases are settled out of court. Your lawyer will seek a settlement that will cover all of the costs you’ve incurred or will incur due to your injuries. If the other party doesn’t agree to pay what you and your attorney feel is fair, then you could file a lawsuit to seek compensation in court.

How Sossamon Law Firm Can Help

Over 40 Years of Legal Experience Sossaman Law Firm represents residents and visitors who’ve been hurt in slip and fall accidents in the greater Metairie area. Our firm knows that slip and fall accident claims can be challenging claims, but we have the right experience and skill to help you prevail.
Sossaman provides justice for our clients. We are prepared to help you seek justice, even if it means taking on a large corporate entity, city or government, or private property owner.
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