Articles Tagged with Louisiana injury attorneys

elevator_maintenance-300x200When you’re hurt in an elevator accident, there may be multiple people or entities who are potentially to blame and who may owe you compensation. This is one of the many reasons why skilled Louisiana premises liability counsel can help you with your case. For example, an elevator may be located in a building that is owned by one entity and leased by another. There may be still a third separate entity whom the owner or tenant retained to provide maintenance and upkeep on the building’s elevators. If an elevator fails and causes an injury, one, two, or perhaps all of these types of entities could be appropriately sued by you, in addition to your naming their insurers in the lawsuit too.

A recent case from Baton Rouge offered a real-life example of how this type of case can unfold, and what it takes to achieve a successful result. Patricia was at a medical center and riding an elevator when her accident happened. According to Patricia’s lawsuit, the elevator car opened, and, as she exited, the car dropped suddenly and then abruptly went up. This process allegedly threw Patricia into a wall and caused her to suffer significant injuries.

woman_in_elevator-300x200In an elevator accident/injury situation, the person who has been injured may have a valid claim for compensation. In order to succeed in that claim, though, the injured passenger will need to prove numerous different elements. Establishing that may necessitate bringing together significant and varied types of evidence. It definitely requires an in-depth understanding of the law. That’s why, if you are pursuing an injury case, your case needs skilled Louisiana premises liability counsel.

The Louisiana Record recently reported on one elevator incident that triggered litigation. The incident involved a woman named Tywanda, who was visiting the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in August 2017. According to the woman’s lawsuit, she was in the hotel elevator, on the 45th floor, when the elevator dropped suddenly and unexpectedly. This sudden drop allegedly caused Tywanda to suffer both physical and emotional injuries.

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Roughly half-way between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, a mid-March accident claimed the life of one Louisiana man. That man, a 54-year-old from Holden, left behind a fiancée, a mother, two siblings and many nieces and nephews. He was killed by a driver whom police believed to be driving while intoxicated. Certainly, a DWI that causes injury or death usually will be a criminal matter. However, if you were injured (or a loved one killed) by an intoxicated driver, what you and your family may need is often much more than just the closure that comes from an intoxicated driver’s criminal punishment.

The law gives people injured (and the loved ones of people killed) by intoxicated drivers the ability to seek compensation in criminal court. To get the answers you need and to find how best to go about pursuing your legal options, be sure to reach out promptly to a skilled Louisiana injury attorney.