Premises liability encompasses many types of serious accident, injury and wrongful death cases. Slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, and falling merchandise are considered premises liability cases under Louisiana law. Also considered premises liability cases, are injuries involving intentional acts of violence, such as murder, rape and assault. The experienced Baton Rouge, Louisiana premises liability attorneys at Dué Guidry Piedrahita Andrews L.C. have handled a large number of serious premises liability cases, including the watershed case of Holliday v. State of Louisiana, involving a pregnant woman held hostage and then shot to death by her estranged husband at a state office building with inadequate security, which case led to new and improved security measures at state office buildings throughout Louisiana. We have also represented many rape and assault victims who fell prey to perpetrators at poorly lit parking lots and parking garages, and at buildings and stores with inadequate security.
Our Baton Rouge, Louisiana premises liability lawyers also handle trip and fall accident cases involving unreasonably dangerous conditions such as those presented by defective sidewalks, stairs and improperly placed merchandise. Slip and fall cases are more difficult because of the heavy burden of proof placed on the victim by Louisiana law. A merchant in Louisiana must exercise reasonable care to keep the aisles, passageways, and floors at his premises in a reasonably safe condition. In order to hold a merchant liable for a fall on the premises, the victim must prove that the merchant failed to exercise reasonable care and that the condition that caused the fall presented a foreseeable and unreasonable risk of harm, of which the merchant had actual knowledge or should have had actual knowledge. Because of this heavy burden, our Louisiana accident and injury attorneys are very selective in the slip and fall cases that we will agree to handle.
If you or a loved one are the victim of a preventable intentional act, or suffered an accident or injury from a slip and fall, trip and fall, or from falling merchandise, contact the experienced Baton Rouge, Louisiana premises liability attorneys at Dué Guidry Piedrahita Andrews L.C. to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION.