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A Law Firm Offering Aggressive Advocacy In Premises Liability Matters

Louisiana law requires property owners and managers to provide reasonably safe conditions for all individuals who use their property or to warn them if any hazardous conditions exist. If a party fails to do so and it results in an individual being injured, the injured party may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.

These claims fall under the personal injury category known as “premises liability.” At The Truitt Law Firm, LLC, our attorneys have nearly three decades of experience litigating premises liability claims on behalf of injured plaintiffs and defending property owners who have been accused of negligence. Our experience on both sides of the courtroom allows us to anticipate the arguments of opposing counsel and build a stronger case on your behalf.

Common Premises Liability Claims

Premises liability law could apply to a seemingly endless number of injury scenarios on private or public property. These include:

  • Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents
  • Assaults and other crimes suffered as the result of inadequate security
  • Unsafe sidewalks, parking lots or other public areas
  • Dog bites and other animal attacks
  • Falling debris
  • Swimming pool accidents, drownings and near-drownings
  • Injuries in apartment complexes due to landlord negligence

Most premises liability matters need to occur on a dangerous property itself, but dog bites are an exception. If you were the victim of an unprovoked attack by someone else’s dog, the incident would still be actionable even if it occurred outside of the dog owner’s property.

The Details Matter When Proving Or Refuting Property Owner Negligence

At The Truitt Law Firm, LLC, our experienced personal injury lawyers advocate aggressively for plaintiffs or defendants in premises liability cases. Over the years, businesses have become targets for manufactured premises liability lawsuits. A person slips on a wet floor at a grocery store and the immediate response is to sue for damages. Louisiana law states that an injured party must show three elements to win a premises liability lawsuit:

  • A dangerous condition existed that led to an injury
  • The property owner or manager knew or should have known about the condition
  • The property owner or manager took no action to eliminate the dangerous condition

We advocate aggressively for individuals who have legitimate premises liability lawsuits. The fact that these cases have taken a public relations hit because a number of bogus premises liability claims are filed doesn’t mean that legitimate cases don’t exist.

We will review the facts of your case during a free, no-obligation consultation and provide a straightforward assessment. We maximize the amount that injured parties recover in personal injury cases, oftentimes reaching a settlement without the need to litigate.

Defending Clients In Cases Without Merit

Our firm also has one of the strongest track records of success defending businesses in premises liability cases. We have been asked to lecture on the topic of premises liability because of our extensive experience in this area of law. Our thorough knowledge of Louisiana personal injury laws allows us to identify the weaknesses of a case and develop an effective defense strategy.

We are always prepared to litigate – our attorneys have taken nearly 500 cases to trial. We are skilled at accurately assessing cases early in the process and recommending to our clients whether to settle or proceed to trial.

Reach Out To Us Today To Speak To An Experienced Attorney

The Truitt Law Firm, LLC, invites you to contact us to schedule a free initial consultation in which we will review the facts of your case and recommend the best course of action. We work with clients throughout Louisiana from our offices in Covington and Metairie. We work with plaintiffs on a contingency fee basis, which means you will only pay attorney fees if we obtain a recovery for you. For our corporate clients, we offer alternative billing arrangements. Call us at 985-273-0900 or reach out online to get started.