Those Who Slip Or Trip Often Wrongly Take The Blame
When someone slips on the wet floor of a Louisiana mall, trips on the front step of an office building or stumbles in a gas station parking lot, he or she often assumes the accident was due to sheer clumsiness. However, this may not be true. Many slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents have much more subtle causes, such as a construction company’s failure to build a staircase according to proper measurements or the use of the wrong kind of floor wax.
At Mark W. Smith & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have almost 30 years of experience helping injured individuals obtain compensation for negligence-related injuries. Our New Orleans slip-and-fall lawyers are available to help you seek the money you need to cover your lost earnings, medical expenses, pain and suffering and more.
If You Fell In The Parking Lot Or Grocery Store, Our Metairie Lawyers Can Help
We handle slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents caused by:
- Wet floors
- Spilled food items on grocery store floors
- Unseen boxes stacked in aisles
- Cracked stairs
- Code violations for steps or thresholds
- Uneven sidewalks
- Potholes in parking lots
- Elevators that do not line up with the floor
- Defective escalators
Proving Negligence On The Part Of Property Owners
In these types of cases, you must be able to prove that the property owner knew (or should have known) about the dangerous condition and that he or she had time to correct it. This can be a challenging task and is a job for a skilled attorney.
Our founder, Mark W. Smith, is known for his ingenuity and for finding resourceful solutions to his clients’ problems. You can count on him and our legal team to thoroughly investigate your case in order to uncover any evidence of a property owner’s negligence. If we are not successful at recovering money for you, we don’t get paid. It’s a simple as that.
To schedule a free initial consultation about your slip-and-fall accident or any other premises liability matter, simply call our Metairie or New Orleans office at 504-830-7660, or contact us online.