New Orleans Lawyers for Hazardous Condition Cases
Commercial business owners have a duty to keep their areas safe so patrons can visit without being placed in undue danger. Unfortunately, not all do. When lax safety occurs, patrons can suffer serious injuries. The hazardous conditions lawyers at Foley, Lamy & Jefferson are here to help innocent injured victims of negligent businesses.
Retail Centers Are Of Special Concern
Many conditions impact the safety of customers. The risks start in the parking lot. An unkept parking area that doesn’t have proper lighting can lead to slip and fall accidents that cause serious injuries. Inside the stores, wet floors, towering merchandise and lax crowd control are problematic.
The storage of excess stock on shelves that are in customer access areas is considered a calculated risk for these companies. They want to make a profit and think that having the excess items readily available to restock as quickly as possible can boost their sales. While this is good in theory, there’s a risk that these heavy items will shift and fall. Customers who are in the drop zone might be struck.
Many Injuries Are Possible
The injuries that shoppers can incur run the gamut from minor bruising up to catastrophic head or spinal cord injuries. Life-changing injuries must be addressed right away. Unfortunately, many retailers won’t try to make things right with the customer who suffers such a serious injury.
We know that having to deal with catastrophic injuries means that you need to go to frequent medical appointments. This, as well as the injury itself, might require you to take time off work. You also have to deal with the increase in expenses that comes with this intensive medical care.
The bottom line is that you, the customer, shouldn’t be held liable for the damages of hazardous conditions that stem from negligent retailers and other business owners. We can help you to hold them accountable for their actions.
Contact Foley, Lamey & Jefferson if you’ve been injured due to hazardous conditions on another person’s property. We can help you learn about the options you have for these. Fill out our simple online form today.
In most personal injury cases, the Louisiana Statute of Limitations allows only one year from the date of the accident for a lawsuit to be filed. If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries because of the negligence of others, start the discussion now. Contact FL&J for a free Case Evaluation today.