Slip and Fall
Each year, thousands of Americans are seriously injured on someone else's property when they slip on a hazardous surface and fall. While these types of injuries can occur in many different places, slip and fall injuries most frequently occur in businesses or while on another’s residential property. Under certain circumstances in these cases, many different types of property owners may be held legally responsible by our Lafayette slip and fall lawyers for a third party's injuries on his property.
Broussard & David has extensive experience representing clients injured in slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall cases are notoriously challenging to establish. Our attorneys have years of experience handling slip and fall cases and develop skilled legal theories that provide just compensation for our clients, maximizing their potential recovery.
A person can slip and fall on many surfaces. Slip and fall cases commonly occur on commercial premises, such as a store or a restaurant, where the business had knowledge of a slippery floor and failed to take precautions to inform customers about the hazardous condition. Slip and fall claims can also arise against a city when a person is injured while walking on a broken or uneven public sidewalk. In addition to these claims, other dangerous conditions that can cause a person to slip and fall include jagged carpet, inadequate lighting, unsafe stairways, and hidden potholes in parking lots. These types of injuries can occur anywhere.
Proving a slip and fall claim can be extremely difficult. Everyone trips at some point in their life. However, a slip and fall claim requires proof that an unreasonably dangerous or hazardous condition caused the injury. The slip and fall attorneys at our Lafayette firm are experienced in the area of slip and fall claims are able to guide injured individuals through the claims process and seek the maximum amount for injuries suffered.
The following elements must be present to establish a slip and fall claim:
- A person slipped and fell on another person's property
- The fall caused injury to the person
- The property presented an unreasonably dangerous or hazardous condition
- The owner knew about the condition or should have known about the condition because it existed for an extended period of time.
- The owner failed to remedy the dangerous condition
After proving these elements, an injured person can recover compensation from the property owner for his injury. Slip and falls can lead to life-altering injuries, including head, back and limb injuries that involve costly medical bills and can greatly impact a person's ability to partake in everyday activities. Contacting a Lafayette slip and fall attorney experienced in these cases will help to maximize your recovery for these injuries.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, contact Broussard & David to learn about your legal rights. Our attorneys can work with you and your family to obtain just compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Broussard & David offers a complimentary consultation to all prospective clients. For questions, call us at 888-337-2323 (toll free) or 337-233-2323 (local). You can also contact us online for answers to your questions or to schedule your consultation with a slip and fall lawyer in Lafayette.