Holding the Responsible Parties Liable for Your Premises Liability Accident
When you're injured due to the negligence of a building owner, medical costs and lost wages can add up. Let our experienced premises liability attorney review your case and negotiate with insurance companies to make sure you get what you need to recover. Request a free consultation at (504) 525-5211.
What Our Premises Liability Lawyer Knows
You Have a Right to Expect Safety
Premises liability claims usually involve one party who sustained an injury from an accident on another person’s property. This can include an individual’s residence, a business or organization’s physical location, or public property. Though each of these types of premises come with their own set of legal rules and standards of maintenance, the common thread in premises liability claims is proving the owner was aware or should have been aware of the unsafe condition and neglected to fix it before it caused another person’s injury.
You should note that just because you sustained an injury while on someone else’s property does not guarantee you have a premises liability claim. It will have to be proven that the property owner knew or should have known of the unsafe condition and failed to take steps to prevent your injury.
Common causes of premises liability injuries include:
- Improper maintenance of structures on premises such as sheds or workshops
- Elevator, escalator or other accessibility equipment failing
- Animal bites, including neglecting to properly restrain a dog
- Swimming pool accidents including drowning, slips and falls
- Exposure to toxic levels of fumes or chemicals
- Falling objects including tree branches or improperly stored items
These are just a few ways in which a premises can be dangerous for visitors. Having an experienced premises liability attorney like Brent Cueria review your accident can give you a better understanding of what kind of case you have. Request a free consultation by calling (504) 525-5211.
What To Do After A Premises Liability Accident
Depending on the type of premises the accident took place on, different elements will need to be proven by the claimant to win the case. While it is important to seek the guidance of an experienced premises liability attorney, there are steps you can take immediately following the accident to make sure you get the best possible outcome. This includes gathering evidence of the location of your accident, such as:
- Photos of the walkway or structure where the injury occurred.
- Photos of the type of the shoes and clothing you were wearing at the time of the premises injury.
- Photos of any visible injuries you sustained including cuts or bruises.
- Photos proving the weather and light conditions in the area in which the injury occurred.
- Documenting any witnesses of the injury, including their name, phone number, and addresses.
- Documenting the information of the property owner or any of their affiliates, including names, phone numbers and addresses.
In many premises liability cases you may not be able to call a police officer to file a police report because the accident happened on private property. However, if you are in a building or property owned by a business or organization, ask if they have a procedure for incident reports. You should also ask if there are any video cameras on the property, and if there are request that the footage be saved and sent to you. Once you have received medical attention for your injuries, it is important to seek a consultation with a premises liability attorney such as Cueria Law Firm, LLC. Our experienced attorney will review the facts of your case and advise you on the best strategy going forward. With over two decades negotiating fair and just settlements for those injured in premises liability accidents, you can focus on recovering from your injury while our team fights for you.
Read below to find out some of the different types of premises liability cases we have successfully negotiated results for!
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall injuries are one of the most common premises liability cases we see. They usually occur when property owners fail to meet safety requirements for structure maintenance, lighting walkways or cleaning spills.
Elevator and Escalator Accidents
Building owners have the responsibility to maintain the accessibility options in their building and to provide notice of malfunctioning equipment to patrons and visitors. In some cases, a building owner’s negligence can lead to spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries or even friction burns.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming pool accidents often involve children who have access to an unsecured pool. There are laws which dictate the preventative measures for public and residential pools in order to prevent unsupervised children or other individuals from getting injured.
Premises Liability and Wrongful Death Claims
In the most severe of premises accidents, the injuries sustained may lead to the death of a loved one. In this case, the surviving family or dependents may have a claim against the property owner for the wrongful death of their loved one. The right to file a wrongful death claim is first and foremost reserved for the spouse, children and other dependents of the deceased. In some premises liability accidents resulting in death the right to file a claim may extend to the siblings or parents of the deceased. To find out if you can recover costs for medical expenses, funeral expenses and loss of society or companionship, you should consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney such as Cueria Law Firm, LLC.
You can request a free consultation today by calling our premises liability attorney at (504) 525-5211.