A fall at a grocery store can result in significant injuries. However, in Louisiana, whether the owner of the store is liable depends on many factors. This is the law of premises liability.
First, you must prove that the reason you fell was due to an unsafe condition. Typically, the test is whether a reasonable person would think that the condition constituted a hazard.
Second, you must prove that the store had actual or constructive notice of the dangerous condition. In other words, you must prove that the store or its employees created the unsafe condition or should have known that the unsafe condition existed, even if someone else (ie. another customer) created it.
Finally, the store and its insurance company may try to blame the injured person for not noticing the unsafe condition in the first place, or for being preoccupied at the time they were hurt.
We have handled many premises liability cases, including cases against grocery stores, big-box stores, and restaurants, just to name a few. It is important in these cases to contact a premises liability lawyer as soon as possible so that they can make efforts to preserve important evidence.
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