Louisiana Premises Liability Laws

  • All people have the responsibility to keep their property safe so that when guests or friends are over, they won’t be injured. Businesses have the same responsibility, and they actually must adhere to even stricter rules regarding safety and accident prevention.

    Even when a property owner didn’t intend to harm you, if through his or her actions or inaction you were harmed, that person could be held liable for your injuries.

    The area of the law that deals with accidents on a homeowner’s or business owner’s property is called premises liability. You can and should hold those who’ve harmed you accountable. Read on for more information about premises liability in Louisiana.

     

    Examples of Louisiana Premises Liability Cases

    To give you a deeper understanding of premises liability, here are a few common examples:

    • Dog bites, whether on the dog owner’s property or not
    • Slip-and-falls
    • Trip-and-falls
    • Pool accidents
    • Falling objects
    • Electrical burns
    • Fires

     

    Deadline for Filing a Premises Liability Case

    The window of time to file an injury claim for an accident in Louisiana is one year from the date of the accident. This rule includes property accidents.

     

    Types of Damages You Can Obtain in a Premises Liability Case

    When a property owner fails to address a dangerous hazard, he or she can be held liable. To obtain compensation for your injuries, you must file a personal injury claim. Filing a claim is difficult under the best of circumstances, and a premises liability attorney can help you ensure that your case reaches the best outcome possible.

    Here’s a look at the types of losses you can recover compensation for in a premises liability case:

    • Pain and suffering
    • Medical expenses
    • Missed work wages
    • Permanent injury
    • Mental anguish
    • Loss of life enjoyment

     

    Contact a Premises Liability Lawyer in Louisiana

    Get started on your case today with the help of an attorney with Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers. Call 225-387-2323 or visit our website to schedule a free consultation.