Slip-and-fall accidents are a frequent occurrence on sidewalks, in stores and on other types of property that people walk on. If the accident occurs on property that is owned by the government, as opposed to a private property owner, is the injured person able to bring an action against the responsible government entity? If so, what are the requirements of such an action?
When patrons of stores in Louisiana and other states across the country shop they expect that the conditions will be safe and that they will not be injured as they complete the purpose of their trip. If someone is injured on another person's property they may be entitled to compensation. A woman who was recently injured at a Sam's Club store in Louisiana has sued the massive retailer for her injuries.
In Louisiana, property owners have certain legal obligations that must be met. One of these obligations is to maintain the safety of their property for others. If the property is not maintained accordingly and an individual is injured while on the property, the property owner may owe them compensation in the form of personal injury damages to assist them in recovering from their injuries.