Premises Injuries

Building code violations, fire, assault, slip and falls and even animals attacks are all causes for a premises injury lawsuit. Property owners and management have to take precautions to ensure that you’re not hurt while on their property. Homes, offices and stores have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for the people that enter onto their property.

Personal injuries suffered on the property may be cause for a lawsuit. Call Waitz & Downer today for a free consultation at (985) 876-0870.

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Common causes for premises injury are:

  •      Animals attacks
  •      Fire
  •      Explosions
  •      Poor construction
  •      Slips and falls
  •      Code violations
  •      Swimming Pool Accidents

Negligent acts, such as not correcting an issue in a timely manner, can lead to a lawsuit. If you’ve slipped and fallen because of ice or an obstruction on the sidewalk that was previously known, negligence may have caused your injury.

Common injuries caused in a premises injury case are:

  •      Burns
  •      Neck and spinal cord injuries
  •      Head injuries
  •      Broken bones

For a lawsuit to be valid, there are some key points that need to be established:

  •      Was the injury caused by a dangerous situation?
  •      Was the manager or owner aware of the condition but failed to fix it?
  •      Were your injuries sustained as a direct result of the condition?

Proving all of these points can be a challenge. With the help of an experienced attorney, you’ll be able to prove that negligence was the cause behind your injuries. Some of the many ways that a case is built to prove negligence are:

  •      Medical records
  •      Testimony
  •      Police reports
  •      Photo evidence
  •      Video evidence

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Another factor that will be examined is if you were legally allowed to be on the property. If the property is deemed private and you were trespassing, this can negatively affect your case.

The first step to building your case and receiving compensation for your pain, suffering, medical bills and future hardships is hiring a competent, experienced personal injury attorney.

Schedule your free consultation with Waitz & Downer today by calling: 985-876-0870.