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New Orleans Premises Liability Attorney

Property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe for patrons, tenants and visitors. If you were harmed because of safety hazards, neglected maintenance or inadequate security measures, the owner may be liable for your medical bills and other damages for slip and falls and related injuries. Our premises liability attorney may help determine if you have a case.

Stephen Rue & Associates Law Firm in New Orleans, Gretna and Kenner, Louisiana, holds businesses, landlords and other property owners accountable in premises liability claims. We have recovered compensation for injury victims throughout the New Orleans area.

Premises Liability Injuries · Failure To Protect From Harm

Our law firm can investigate claims against stores, malls, bars, restaurants, hotels, apartment buildings and other commercial properties, as well as municipalities or homeowners. Premises liability can refer to any dangerous conditions that caused or allowed injury, such as:

  • Slip and Fall accidents/Trip and fall accidents from spills or tripping hazards
  • Falling merchandise or sharp protrusions
  • Poor lighting in a parking lot or stairwell
  • Building code violations (stair treads, railings)
  • Fire code violations (nonworking smoke alarms, blocked exits)
  • Construction during business hours
  • Actions of bouncers or security guards
  • Broken locks, open windows or other security breach
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Dog bites (on or off the owner’s property)
  • Defective stairs and balconies

Did Property Owner Negligence Cause Your Injuries?

Premises liability requires evidence of serious injury, such as a bone fracture, neck injury or scarring. If you fell and injured nothing but your pride, there is no claim. However, if you were assaulted or otherwise traumatized, you may be entitled to compensation for emotional distress in addition to any physical injuries.

Our experienced premises liability attorney is skilled at uncovering the property owner’s carelessness or disregard for safety. To collect damages, we must show that there was a dangerous condition and that the owner or manager of the property had opportunity to correct it or warn visitors. Did the owner create the hazard or ignore complaints? Did the owner fail to provide adequate security or supervision? Would the dangerous condition have been discovered through regular upkeep or inspection?

Prompt And Thorough Investigation

It is important to contact us as soon as possible. We take quick action to preserve evidence before the property owner covers up the problem, and to talk to witnesses. We research prior complaints, code violations or lawsuits against the property owner to see if there is a pattern of disregard for safety. We also work closely with clients and medical professionals to document our claim for damages, and we will stand up to property owners and their insurance companies to get the compensation you deserve.

For a free consultation with a New Orleans premises liability attorney, contact us at or call 504-529-5000 (24 hours a day/night).

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Contact a Premisis Liability Attorney Today

At Stephen Rue & Associates, our team of New Orleans attorneys have years of experience in successfully litigating premesis liability cases. Contact us today at 504-529-5000 or 985-871-0008 to learn how we can be of assistance.