Someone Else May Be To Blame For Your Slip-And-Fall Accident
One of the most common reactions after slipping and falling is for the injured person to assume they were at fault. You might say, “I should have been more careful and watched where I was going.” But what if the accident wasn’t your fault? What if the property owner allowed an unreasonably dangerous condition to exist and failed to fix it or to warn guests about it?
This is the idea behind slip-and-fall claims. Louisiana property owners (both commercial and residential) owe a duty of care to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for visitors and guests. When someone gets hurt as the result of property owner negligence, they can pursue compensation in a personal injury claim. If you or a loved one was injured in a slip-and-fall on someone else’s dangerous property, our attorneys at Smith Shanklin Sosa, LLC, can help you understand your rights and legal options.
Slip-And-Fall Accidents Are Common And Can Lead To Serious Injuries
In their decades of combined experience, our lawyers have helped countless clients pursue claims for slip-and-fall accidents and other forms of premises liability. Some common scenarios include:
- Slipping at a grocery store due to a fridge that was leaking water or a spilled liquid that was not cleaned up for many hours after the staff learned about it
- Slipping and falling at a restaurant because an employee mopped the floor without putting up a “caution: wet floor” sign
- A homeowner spills oil in their driveway and fails to clean it up, leading the mail carrier to slip and fall
The consequences of these accidents can be serious. Slip-and-fall victims offer suffer broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, and even paralysis. Some cases prove to be fatal.
Our attorneys will help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent disability, and more. By taking action against a negligent property owner, you may also prompt them to change their behavior, potentially preventing future accidents like the one you suffered.
We Offer The Support You Need When You Need It The Most
There are plenty of personal injury firms in the Baton Rouge area, but not all can match our level of client service, advocacy and legal skill. At a larger firm, your case may get reassigned to another attorney without warning. But when you work with Smith Shanklin Sosa, you’ll have the same lawyer from start to finish. Additionally, our three attorneys collaborate on all cases, which means you get three brains for the price of one.
We also believe in treating clients like family. That means providing emotional support and compassion while fighting aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve. If insurers and the at-fault party are unwilling to offer a reasonable settlement, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial.
Tell Us Your Story In A Free Consultation
Based in Baton Rouge, Smith Shanklin Sosa serves clients throughout Louisiana. We are pleased to offer free initial consultations so that you can discuss your legal options and feel confident about working with our firm. To schedule yours, call us at 225-424-6094 or submit an online contact form.