Fifteen percent of all accidental deaths happen due to slip-and-fall accidents. This fatality percentage is second only to motor vehicle accidents. Owners of businesses and residences may be liable for unsafe conditions if they do not take requisite precautions to clear them of hazards.
Owners or occupiers of property are obligated to protect persons lawfully on their property from injuries caused by dangerous conditions that the owner or occupier was aware of or should have known existed. The situation, however, gets complicated with regard to the classification of the types of people who are on the premises, including invitees, licensees and social guests.
In addition to determining these legal distinctions and duties, preserving evidence by obtaining photographs, recording statements of witnesses and saving physical evidence are key actions that must usually be taken in slip, trip and fall cases.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of poorly maintained premises, it’s important to reach out to a skilled team of lawyers who can piece together the pieces of the puzzle and help you move toward the best possible outcomes.
Chip Forstall in Louisiana, we’ve obtained millions of dollars for clients by working on contingency in personal injury, and we’re ready to represent you in the areas of:
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