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New Orleans Premises Liability Attorneys

How Dangerous Property Conditions Lead To Serious Personal Injury

Every year, hundreds of Louisiana residents are injured when they fall – or in some other way – while on property owned or operated by another individual or business.

Cases in which property owners are found liable for injuries sustained on their property are commonly known as “premises liability” cases.

My name is Louis Gertler.  I am a New Orleans premises liability attorney and a partner with the Gertler Law Firm.

I’d like to tell you a short story of one premises liability case I handled in the recent past – and the result at trial for this incident.

I first met S.L. (to protect this person’s identity I’ll use her initials) after she was referred by one of our law firm’s administrative assistants.

S.L. was visiting the Jefferson Performing Arts Center with her daughter’s middle school class to see a performance of Peter Pan.  During the performance, she went into the lobby to use the restroom.  Upon returning to her seat in the darkened auditorium, she struck her leg on a protruding part of stage equipment stored near the rear aisle.

The injury to her leg was significant and caused an infected abscess that required surgery to drain.  She had severe pain for over a year, had difficulty standing for prolonged periods of time, and the injury left a disfiguring scar.

At our first meeting, S.L. was very nervous. After all, like most people, she had never had to contact an attorney for an injury like this, and she was unsure of what to do next.

S.L. had missed a significant amount of work before and after the surgery, which reduced her yearly income quite a bit.  And the injury negatively affected her marital relations as well.

Because of the many problems the injury caused, I filed suit on behalf of S.L. against the operator of the theatre who had negligently left the piece of sound equipment in the dark aisle.

We faced a number of setbacks but I was convinced that S.L. had a solid case.

I argued S.L.’s case all the way to the Louisiana Supreme Court, where the court unanimously found that the theatre operator was mostly at fault for her accident.  In addition, S.L. received significant damages for her injury.

In recent years, we’ve helped numerous individuals pursue premise liability claims after being injured on private property.

If you have suffered a serious injury on private property in New Orleans, or elsewhere in the state of Louisiana, just give our office a call.

We’d like to see if we can help if you have suffered a severe personal injury from incidents such as these and others:

  • Falling due to a balcony collapse or stairway collapse;
  • Falling due to uneven or rotten stairs;
  • Falling down unsafe stairs that lack adequate handrails or have poor lighting;
  • Tripping over tree roots or uneven sidewalks;
  • Falling over merchandise in store aisles;
  • Tripping on frayed or loose carpet, or on cords, string, or wires on the ground;
  • Slip and falls on slippery sidewalks, sloping driveways, from water on slippery marble floors, from food or spilled milk on supermarket or grocery store floors, from oil, or grease on garage and ramp floors;
  • Being struck by falling items in a store;
  • Assaulted or sexually assaulted on private property.

We’ll aggressively defend your legal rights and pursue those responsible for your injury.

If you need a New Orleans premise liability lawyer, please call our office at 504-581-6411…. if the call is long distance, use our toll-free number at 877-581-6411.

The call or meeting is confidential – and absolutely FREE.

And for injury and accident cases, the firm operates on a contingency fee basis – meaning we do not charge for our services unless we secure a settlement for you or are successful in the courtroom.  You will also not have to pay for any costs or expenses related to your case if there is no award or settlement.

I thank you for visiting our website…. and if you need help, please do call.