What is Premises Liability?

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Experienced Shreveport Attorneys Hold Owners Accountable for Victims’ Injuries through Premises Liability Laws
Louisiana Lawyers Battle for Injured Victims’ Monetary Rights

What is premises liability? Premises liability holds a property owner legally obligated to make a reasonable effort to maintain a safe environment for visitors, employees and any other people who have a legal right to be on a property.

But when you were on another’s property and were seriously injured, through no fault of your own, you have legal rights to monetary compensation. In Louisiana and all U.S. states, property owners must not allow dangerous conditions to exist that could injure innocent and unsuspecting people.

What constitutes a dangerous property condition which can lead to premises liability? When a property has the potential to create a substantial risk of injury when visitors can expect to use it in a reasonable manner, it is considered dangerous. Even if an adult can avoid injuries on an owner’s property, when children can’t appreciate or avoid danger because of their immaturity such as in unsecured pools, premises liability applies.

If you or a loved was injured in any of the following ways because of an owner’s intentional or unintentional property conditions, you may be entitled to substantial monetary compensation under Louisiana premises liability law.

Premises Liability Covers Retail Stores, Restaurants, Hotels, Malls, Office Buildings, Hospitals and Medical Centers, Government and Institutional Facilities, Industrial Complexes, Parking Lots, Open Spaces and Private Homes

Examples of premises liability injuries include:

  • Slip, trip and fall from wet, uneven surfaces, or material on aisles, halls, or paths.
  • Falls from heights because of inadequate barriers, handrails and grab bars.
  • Toxic poisoning because of carbon monoxide and other hazardous chemical materials.
  • Assaults, robberies, rape and homicide incidents exacerbated by inadequate security and lighting, especially in high crime business districts.
  • Inadequate maintenance leaving exposed wires, unstable stairways, unsecured locks, falling roofs, faulty structures and more can lead to injuries.
  • Burns and scalding injuries in restaurants.
  • Dog bites whether a canine had a previous history of viciousness or not, if a dog bites or attacks a visitor, the owner is responsible.
  • Swimming pool drownings even those that aren’t fatal can lead to serious, life-altering brain injuries.

Invited Guests, Customers, and Visitors Licensed to Be On A Property Have A Reasonable Expectation of Safety

All property owners and operators are required by law to provide a high level of care to those who lawfully are on their property. An owner that allows dangerous conditions and/or failure to warn visitors of danger, can be held liable for injuries caused. Of course, trespassers, who have no right to be on a property, may not sue an owner or lessor for accidental injuries incurred.

If you were injured on a property such as an apartment complex or commercial, government, industrial or institutional facility, the owner or operator can be held liable for your damages.  

Qualified Shreveport Attorney Property Liability Representation for Injured Victims

With over two decades of experience behind us, our Shreveport team of lawyers have the resources, and passion to fight for the rights of injured people. Whether we negotiate a settlement with a property owner or lessor or are forced to proceed to a civil court lawsuit, our attorney team has the skills to fight for your just monetary compensation.

We’ll Never Charge You A Cent Up-Front—We Get Paid Only When Your Case is Won

If we believe we can win compensation for your injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one, you’ll never pay us a cent up-front. We’ll handle all the costs of preparing your case from hiring medical and private investigators and accident scene experts, to interviewing witnesses and handling depositions, managing arbitration and mediation, paying court filing costs, and, when applicable, cover all the costs of trial litigation. Only when we win a settlement for you, do we get paid from a pre-agreed percentage of your win.

Call Now to Speak to A Highly Skilled Premises Injury Attorney To Learn Your Right to Monetary Compensation

If you are suffering from injuries caused by someone’s negligence or recklessness, we want to help now. With strict time restrictions and statutes of limitations on filing premises liability claims, call Josh Clayton at (318) 217-8487 today to schedule your free consultation. Or if you prefer, send us a message on our contact form. With offices in Shreveport and serving Bossier City, it’s convenient to meet with us. But if you’re too injured to come to us, we’ll come to you.

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