In New Orleans, a woman filed a lawsuit against the property owner of her apartment, alleging that negligence led to a portion of the ceiling falling on her while she was in her kitchen, causing her to be seriously injured. The property owner is being blamed for failing to monitor the building’s safety, for violating building safety codes, for not creating a reasonably safe habitation and more. She is seeking an undisclosed amount in compensation to cover her medical bills and legal fees as well as to recover damages for her pain and suffering, residual disability, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Whenever an injury occurs due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. If you are a tenant, then the landlord has certain duties to keep the premises in good repair, to keep the building habitable and safe. If this duty is violated, and the tenant is truly injured, then that tenant may be able to recover damages through a personal injury lawsuit. Similarly, if you have suffered from another’s negligence, as a customer at a department store or a guest in another person’s home, for example, then you may have a premises liability claim. That is because a duty of care was breached.
If you have been injured in an unsafe property because of someone else’s negligence, find out what you could recover when you contact Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. In a free consultation, we may be able to determine the strength of your case, and what the best legal course of action is for you. If you work with a Shreveport personal injury lawyer from our firm, you would be benefitting from our decades of legal experience and the dedication we have to our deserving clients. Learn how we may be able to serve you and your family through strong legal representation. Call us today!