Don’t Underestimate Your Claim: Talk to New Orleans Slip and Fall Lawyer Today
An unexpected slip and fall can change your life in an instant. Injuries suffered from falling down can result in contusions, soft tissue injuries, fractures, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and in the worst-case scenarios, even death. In fact, 15 percent of all accidental deaths in America stem from slip and fall situations. These accidents can leave a person with long-term injuries, affecting their health, their job, their finances, their ability to lead a normal life, and in some circumstances, their ability to provide for their beneficiaries. Employing the help of a New Orleans slip and fall lawyer may be your only chance to gain the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive.
At Bloom Legal, slip and fall claims are taken very seriously because we’ve witnessed how a person’s negligent actions can critically injure another person and impact his or her life in the process. We work to help you by listening to your case and investigating the site where your fall occurred. Our personal injury lawyers locate witnesses and take their statements and gather evidence of the neglect of the premise site. Bloom Legal will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you need to recover from your fall by proving the property owner created unsafe conditions and failed to provide warning or correct them.
Slip and Falls Can Cause Serious Injury
Slip and falls are very common accidents that can be divided into two types of categories: same level or elevated. Same level falls are more common and usually involve a surface that is slippery or easy to fall on. This can lead to serious medical injuries, from back and spinal problems to broken limbs. An elevated fall occurs from a ladder or stairs and can lead to even more serious injuries of the same type. If you or someone you know has fallen and suffered injuries from the accident, a New Orleans personal injury attorney at Bloom Legal can help in getting you the compensation you deserve.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention slip and fall injuries account for approximately 15% of job-related injuries. About 1 million Americans suffer slip and fall injuries each year with approximately 17,000 of these resulting in death.
Given the increase in construction and maintenance projects currently taking place in New Orleans and the surrounding areas, many potential hazards can present themselves in everyday life and have the potential of causing injury to the involved parties.
Slip and Fall Liability in Louisiana
While we are all responsible for being aware of our surroundings and watching where we are going, there are situations in which the negligence of a property owner or events beyond our control can cause us to sustain injuries. Slip and falls are classified under premises liability law, and the owner of the property is responsible for maintaining and providing a safe environment and can be held responsible for failing to do so. Because this area of law is very complicated and difficult to pursue on one’s own, it is recommended you contact an experienced slip and fall attorney.
The following are basic guidelines used to determine liability in slip and fall cases. If one or more of these is true, you may stand to benefit from a personal injury claim:
- The owner of the property or someone employed on that property caused a spill, or other hazardous spot or item to be underfoot.
- The owner of the property or someone employed on that property was aware of a hazard on the property but did nothing to take care of it.
- The owner of the property or someone employed on that property should have known about the hazard if they were engaged in reasonable upkeep and maintenance of the property.
When You Need Compensation After a Fall, Turn to a Trusted New Orleans Law Firm
Whatever the circumstances surrounding your Slip and Fall claim (in New Orleans, Metairie, Gretna, Harvey or surrounding areas), Bloom Legal has the experience necessary to ask the right questions and take the necessary actions (including visiting the site of the accident, contacting and obtaining statements from witnesses, etc) to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for the pain and inconvenience which an injury can cause.
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Posted By: Sarah Perrie