Slip and Fall Accidents
Louisiana Slip and Fall Lawyers
Experienced Louisiana Slip and Fall Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights as an Injured Person
Mansfield Melancon’s slip and fall lawyers always urge those who have been injured due to a slip and fall to speak with us as soon as possible. Thousands of Americans are seriously injured on someone else’s property when they slip on a hazardous surface and fall. These injuries can occur in many different places, but often times these slip and fall accidents occur in businesses or while on someone else’s property. Mansfield Melancon’s slip and fall attorneys can investigate your case and determine what party, or parties, is at fault.
A person can slip and fall on many different surfaces. Slip and fall accidents 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 the proper precautions to inform visitors about the hazardous condition. Slip and fall claims can even arise against a city or state when a person is injured while walking down a broken or uneven public sidewalk. In addition to these claims, other dangerous conditions that can cause a slip and fall accident include jagged carpet, inadequate lighting, unsafe stairways, and hidden potholes in parking lots. Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere.
Louisiana Slip and Fall Law
Slip and fall cases can be extremely difficult. This is why you need an experienced and skilled attorney to assist with your case. A slip and fall case requires proof that an unreasonably dangerous or hazardous condition caused the injury. This could include water on the ground or an uneven surface. The slip and fall lawyers at Mansfield Melancon are experienced when it comes to representing slip and fall clients.
Under Louisiana Law, 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 property 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 prior to the accident
Slip and Fall Statistics
Studies show that the elderly are most vulnerable to slip and fall accidents. 1 in 3 adults aged 65 and older falls each year according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Nearly one third of adults will have injuries severe enough to affect their ability to live independently. The falls may also increase the likelihood of an early death.
Common injuries from slip and fall accidents include:
- Brain Injuries
- Injuries to lower extremities
- Neck and Back injuries
After a slip and fall accident don’t make a statement. This can be used against you at a later time. Get the names of the property owners and managers. Get the names of any witnesses present during the accident. Take photographs of the area where you were injured. Seek medical attention for your injuries. Keep any clothing and footwear you were wearing at the time of the accident. Even if you are unable to do all of this, still contact a slip and fall lawyer at Mansfield Melancon immediately to discuss your case!
Slip and Fall Lawyers at Mansfield Melancon
The media often portrays people who are injured in a slip and fall accident as con-artists looking to make a quick buck. The attorneys at Mansfield Melancon know how painful and life changing a valid slip and fall accident can be. If a business fails to take the proper precautions in safeguarding their premises and it leads to an injured person because of the business’s negligence then the business should be held accountable.
Many lawyers do not even consider taking slip and fall or premises liability cases because of the difficulty in carrying the burden of proof. However, the lawyers at Mansfield Melancon have the skill and expertise to prove your case, ensuring that you will be justly compensated for your damages.
When Should I Call a Lawyer?
If you are in need of reliable legal advice on how to proceed after a slip and fall accident, contact Mansfield Melancon immediately to make sure your rights and interests are being protected. It is important to receive compensation for your slip and fall accident. It is equally important to have a team of skilled lawyers who will provide the personalized attention your case requires and deserves. You can reach us at our New Orleans number at 504-500-1108, Baton Rouge number at 225-612-0800, Lafayette number at 337-409-0003, or you can contact us online. You can also send us an email with questions about your claim at email@example.com.