Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip, trip and fall cases, also known as premises liability cases, can occur when a property owner or manager has been negligent in the maintenance or repair of property, including restaurants, malls, supermarkets and hotels.
Our firm has helped many unfortunate individuals that were the victim of negligent property maintenance. It is extremely important that you have an attorney immediately review your case, so that supporting evidence can be gathered and preserved.
If you believe you may have a slip/trip and fall case in Louisiana, including Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Monroe or Lafayette, contact us today so that we can review your case.
Fall Statistics Show Elderly Most Vulnerable
Slip and fall accidents or trip and fall accidents can occur at countless locations, including retail stores, restrooms, office buildings, banks, malls, construction sites, nursing homes, parking lots, casinos and grocery stores.
Building codes and safety standards are established in order to protect the public in those spaces. If any of the above areas are particularly dangerous, they should be equipped with proper warning signs or closed to public traffic altogether. In addition, all walkways and floors should be safe and free from slipping and tripping hazards. When safety standards are not upheld, visitors, workers or guests are in danger.
The elderly are especially prone to falls. Every year in the United States, one in three people over 65 will experience a fall, and more than 15,000 people aged 65 or older died as a result of a fall in one recent year. Consider these statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
Types of Injuries in Falls
In 2013, the medical bills for falls among the elderly totaled $34 billion, according to the CDC. The CDC reports these kinds of injuries among senior patients who have fallen:
What to Do After a Slip & Fall
If you are injured in a slip or trip and fall accident, take the following steps:
How Our Firm Can Help
You may have serious injuries and mounting medical bills after a fall. Neblett, Beard & Arsenault is here to help. Our goal is to show the merchant or property owner had knowledge of the hazardous condition prior to the accident. When we handle your case from start to finish, we will:
Choose Neblett, Beard & Arsenault
The attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault have earned a reputation as a sought-after and successful personal injury firm. We have a record of high value settlements for cases involving serious injuries. We are passionate about assisting injury victims and holding responsible parties accountable for their actions.
Our team of aggressive litigators has the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell®, and our outstanding track record in personal injury cases is a testament to the fact that we know personal injury law. Our attorneys have dedicated themselves to pursuing justice for injured individuals throughout Louisiana.
We understand that dealing with an injury can be extremely traumatic. It can be difficult to think about legal issues when you are struggling with severe pain and the under medical care. Allow us to fight for you so that you can focus on your recovery. If you have recently been injured in a slip and fall accident, let our personal injury attorneys assist you with your claim.