New Orleans Premises Liability Lawyer 

A Nationwide Leader in Personal Injury Law Handling Premises Liability Claims 

If you have suffered an injury due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other hardships.  

The New Orleans premises liability lawyers at Douglas & London can provide you with the skilled representation you need to maximize your claim. With more than $18 billion recovered on behalf of our personal injury clients, our firm is the one people in New Orleans turn to when the injuries are serious and the issues complex. 

When Are Property Owners Responsible for Accidents? 

Not all accidents taking place on someone else’s property are cause for legal action. A bad fall caused by inebriation, for instance, or an injury suffered by someone who was breaking and entering are not likely to result in a successful personal injury claim. 

When are property owners responsible for injuries taking place on their premises? 

Under Louisiana premises liability laws, property owners bear a legal responsibility to: 

  • Maintain safe property conditions  
  • Repair unsafe conditions or clearly mark them as dangerous and off-limits 

When a property owner fails to meet these obligations and an innocent visitor suffers an injury as a result, the owner may be held responsible for the injury victim’s medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, and other hardships. 

Dangers Come in Many Forms 

A broad range of unsafe conditions contribute to premises liability claims in New Orleans. Common dangers include: 

  • Slippery floors: From spills on grocery market floors to slick walkways after a rainstorm, when a property owner fails to keep floors safe and dry, visitors are at risk of being injured in slip and fall and trip and fall accidents. 
  • Inadequate security: Failure to hire adequate security staff, poor lighting, and lack of surveillance devices and working locks can put tenants and visitors at risk of robbery, assault, and other crimes. 
  • Dog bites: Dog owners are strictly liable for injuries caused by their pets, provided they knew or should have known the animal was dangerous, and except in cases in which the injured person provoked the dog. 
  • Swimming pool accidents: Owners of swimming pools may be held liable for accidents taking place on their property, especially in situations in which they did not erect adequate fencing around the pool. 

There are numerous circumstances in addition to the above-mentioned in which you might need the services of an experienced New Orleans personal injury lawyer. After thoroughly reviewing your case, an attorney can help you understand the law and the options available to you. 

The Difference a Good Lawyer Can Make 

A serious injury is a momentous event in your life. You may be left with stacks of medical bills, significant pain and suffering, and even temporary or permanent disability. A skilled premises liability lawyer can help you pursue the compensation you need to pay your bills and lead a fulfilling life after suffering an injury caused by property owner negligence. 

There are many ways a good attorney can make a difference in your claim and in your life. The New Orleans premises liability lawyers at Douglas & London can: 

  • Conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident—evidence from surveillance cameras, maintenance reports, eyewitness testimony, and other sources can prove crucial 
  • Build a strong case designed to place maximum pressure on the opposing party 
  • Represent you in settlement negotiations 
  • Stand up for your rights in court 

When you consider who you are up against—likely a business or insurance company with considerable money and power—the need for a strong legal ally becomes paramount. 

Douglas & London has the experience and resources to stand up to the toughest legal competition. Our record of success speaks for itself—billions obtained for injury victims, including many who were injured due to the negligence of property owners in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. 

See How a New Orleans Premises Liability Attorney Can Help 

If an injury caused by dangerous property conditions has upended your life, the New Orleans premises liability lawyers at Douglas & London are here for you. We understand you are dealing with a lot right now. Our attorneys and staff are here to make the legal process as simple and stress-free as possible. Contact us for a free and confidential consultation.