Accidents can happen anywhere. When you fall, slip or trip due to someone’s neglect or error, you might seriously injure yourself. Slippery, wet floors, torn carpeting and uneven surfaces are dangerous. If you fell and were seriously injured on someone else’s land or business because the owner did not take care of the property, or did not seek to repair the situation, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries.
The Slip/trip and fall accidents can result from any of the following causes:
- Unnatural accumulations of water, or obvious defects
- Slips on food and foreign substances in restaurants and supermarkets
- Falls due to poor lighting or items not built to code
- Falls down stairs that are in bad condition
- Trip-and-falls on poorly aligned sidewalk edges
- Animal attacks/dog bite injuries
- Retail accidents/business premises accidents
The Law Office of Wolff & Wolff will provide counsel for slip-and-fall accidents and we know what it takes to secure full compensation for your injuries. We are willing to bring your case to trial if the insurance company fails to deal fairly with you in resolving your case.
A slip-and-fall accident is a premises liability claim. That means property owners have a duty to adequately maintain their property. Unlit walkways, unkempt sidewalks, damaged railings, loose flooring and spills can all cause you to fall and become injured. If the store negligently maintained its property, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.
Louisiana law creates a distinction between dangerous conditions that a store or property owner created and one that someone else created. If someone else created the dangerous condition, the store must have had time to repair the condition. For example, a fall which happened because a facility failed to put up a sign after mopping the floor has a stronger chance of success than a fall that happened a few seconds after another customer spilled juice on the floor.
Our lawyers have the experience, drive, and understanding of the law surrounding slip-and-fall accidents to secure the compensation you are entitled to.