Slip and fall injuries often result from such conditions as water, ice, paint or other slippery substances on a walking surface. Trip and fall injuries occur when there are hidden hazards, poor lighting, abrupt changes in the walkway, lack of adequate handrails, or inadequate warning of a change in elevation.
If you have suffered injury or harm in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident at someone else’s property or business, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault. Call 1-800-256-1050 today or submit an online request. We proudly handle slip and fall cases for the people of Louisiana including Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, Shreveport, Lake Charles and Monroe.
Building codes and safety standards set minimum requirements for the protection of the public. When you arrive on commercial or residential property, you have the right to expect the floor or walkway to be safe. One expects an unreasonably dangerous area to be addressed by the use of warning devices—or the area should be effectively closed to public foot traffic. If danger exists, you expect to be effectively warned of that potential danger in a timely manner. When owners do not properly address hazardous property conditions, residents, customers and the general public are at risk. Unfortunately, people are seriously injured when negligent owners, landlords and management supervisors fail to notify pedestrians of possible dangers.
Slip and fall injuries may include soft-tissue injuries to the back or neck as well as broken bones, knee injuries, nerve damage, spinal cord injury, and head injuries which sometimes result in permanent disabilities.
If you are the victim of a slip/trip and fall accident, your claim should be investigated as quickly as possible and it should include documentation of the conditions that led to your fall. Proper notification should be given to the property owner and an accident report should be filled out immediately if the property owner is available. The names and phone numbers of any witnesses should be collected. Sometimes expert evaluations of the accident site are required.
Our firm has successfully handled numerous slip and fall and trip and fall injury cases when someone slips, trips, or falls as a result of an unreasonably dangerous condition on someone else’s property. Our experienced trial attorneys have handled slip/trip and fall injuries which have occurred in retail stores, restrooms, office buildings, parking garages, shopping centers, parking lots, casinos, grocery stores, banks, malls, construction sites, nursing homes, hospitals and apartment complexes. We aggressively pursue compensation for all medical expenses, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and physical and mental pain and suffering related to the incident. Our law firm has successfully recovered damages in jury trials, bench trials, and in settlements involving individuals who were injured in slip and fall and trip and fall accidents.
If you have suffered a serious injury from a fall, contact the premise liability attorneys of Neblett, Beard & Arsenault. We have represented thousands of personal injury victims in both personal and class action litigation, and we’re ready to help you. We’ll review your situation free of charge and advise you of your legal options. Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.
If you have suffered injury or harm in a trip and fall or slip and fall accident at someone else’s property or business, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault. You only have a limited time after your accident to file a claim, however, so you must act quickly. We serve the state of Louisiana including Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Monroe, Lafayette and Alexandria. Call 1-800-256-1050 today or submit an online request.
Neblett, Beard & Arsenault serves the legal needs of Louisiana, including:
- Alexandria 318.561.2500
- Baton Rouge 225.343.3475
- Lafayette 337.289.9800
- Lake Charles 337.855.4400
- Monroe 318.323.4455
- Shreveport 318.635.5800