When you visit a store or a restaurant, you expect to be safe from potential accidents which are not your fault. It is the responsibility of the business owner to provide areas that are free from danger for patrons or to use a legal term, invitees. Proper signage is invaluable to help invitees to keep out of restricted areas so that business may operate effectively. If you have experienced a slip and fall accident, you may be hurt, confused, and unsure about your legal rights. You should contact Peyton Burkhalter, an experienced Metairie personal injury attorney who has demonstrated expertise in handling the complex facets of cases resulting from slip and fall accidents.
The business or property owner will go to extreme measures to try to prove to a judge that the accident was not their fault, or an injury by the accuser is pre-existing and not relevant. Many clients who seek the advice of a professional attorney after a slip and fall incident are not eligible for any compensation because the business was not at fault. To receive a settlement, you must be able to prove negligence on behalf of the business. Many times the invitee will hurt themselves from their negligence and therefore can make no claim. However, in those cases where the invitee feels that the business and or employees are negligent, it will be necessary to make an appointment as soon as possible with your attorney. In Louisiana, there is a statute of limitations regarding filing a personal injury lawsuit.
The keyword is “Safe,” it is the obligation of the business to provide safe areas for customers. If this is violated because of building code violations, wet surfaces, or any negligence of the business or it’s agents, you may be entitled to compensation. Premises liability claims happen to all types of people, and you should take the advice of an attorney in these matters, do not take the law into your hands and try to negotiate a settlement with the business or their attorneys. This is a mistake and will cost you money, contact the professional law office of this attorney at http://www.PeytonBurkhalterLaw.com/.
Peyton B. Burkhalter Law
2540 Severn Ave #129
Metairie, LA 70002