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Is the property owner always liable in a slip-and-fall case?

| Mar 23, 2021 | Personal Injury |

If you suffer from a slip and fall on another person’s property in Louisiana, it doesn’t mean that the individual is responsible for covering your medical costs or lost wages. There are a few conditions that must be met for the property owner to be required to take responsibility.

You must have evidence that the property was neglected. This could mean that the floor was wet and there weren’t any hazard signs present or repairs were needed on the floors. The specific laws of the state also determine if the property owner is liable, making it necessary to research personal injury laws.

When is the property owner not responsible for the fall?

There are some instances when the property owner isn’t responsible. If hazard signs or warnings were posted when the accident occurred, liability will not likely lie with the property owner. Additionally, if you were trespassing or were not permitted to be on the premises and injured yourself, then the property owner will not be required to pay for any damages.

Most states believe that the owner doesn’t need to create a safe environment if they’re not inviting other people onto the property or into a building. Some states will also reduce how much the property owner is required to pay the victim based on the circumstances.

Who can you contact for legal assistance?

Reach out to a personal injury lawyer if you believe that your injuries are the cause of a property owner’s mistakes or negligence. An attorney can review the evidence and details of the case to determine if you can seek compensation. A legal professional will work hard to help you receive the benefits you deserve to cover medical bills, lost wages and the emotional trauma you’ve experienced as a result of the event.