Injured in a Public Place in Louisiana?

October 1, 2018 Announcements and Law Updates

There are some injuries in public places that are caused by some type of unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. Property owners have a responsibility to maintain a relatively safe environment so that people who come onto their property do not suffer an injury. In law, this is called premises liability. Premises liability holds property owners liable for accidents that occur on their property.

Examples of premises liability claims are:

  • Slip and fall cases on a public sidewalk, government office, or business;
  • Snow and ice accidents;
  • Inadequate maintenance of the premises;
  • Defective conditions on the premises;
  • Inadequate building security leading to injury or assault;
  • Elevator or escalator accidents;
  • Dog bits;
  • Swimming pool accidents;
  • Amusement park accidents;
  • Fires;
  • Water leaks or flooding; or
  • Toxic fumes or chemicals. 

Liability is determined based on the following factors:

  • The legal status of the visitor;
  • The condition of the property and the actions of both the owner and visitor; and
  • Whether the person injured is a trespasser or a child.

Special rules apply to children injured on-premises

The property owner may have an extra duty of care to keep their premises safe from use, even if a trespass, of children. The property owner has a duty to give warning if he or she knows or should know that children are likely to be on the premises and that a dangerous condition on the premises is likely to cause the children serious bodily injury or death, regardless of the child’s status as a visitor or trespasser.

Injured in a Public Place? Get Help From a Louisiana Premises Liability Lawyer

Speak to an experienced premises liability injury lawyer if you have suffered an injury in a public place. It is important to protect your legal rights to seek compensation for your damages, particularly medical care and treatment and pain and suffering.

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common premises liability injury lawsuits. To be successful in a premises liability lawsuit, the injured person must prove that as a result of the property owner’s negligent or careless behavior, he or she was injured. The Louisiana Premises Liability Injury Attorneys at the Mansfield, Melancon, Cranmer & Dick LLC firm represent victims of serious injuries or death because of negligence. The attorneys at Mansfield, Melancon, Cranmer & Dick LLC will work tirelessly to protect you or your injured loved one following an accident on someone else’s property.

We also represent individuals who have been involved in auto and trucking accidents, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, medical malpractice, defective products, and premise liability matters. Our Louisiana Accident Lawyers are available today to schedule your free consultation. Call us at our offices in New Orleans 888-601-0127, Baton Rouge 225-612-0800, or Lafayette 337-409-0003. You can also schedule your appointment via email us at [email protected] or book an online appointment.