Slip and fall cases are often difficult to win because the State of Louisiana enacted a series laws designed to protect merchants from liability and to diminish your legal rights. In every case involving an injury caused by a slip and fall, the first question to ask is whether the merchant either knew of the substance on the floor, or should have known of the substance on the floor. This is called constructive notice under the law, and you must prove constructive notice in order to win your case.
For example, Melancon | Rimes represented a customer at a famous restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana. Towards the end of the night, the employees began to mop the floors, but failed to put out wet floor signs. The customer’s foot slipped on the wet, slippery floor, and ha sustained serious injuries to his lower back. Discovery revealed that the restaurant often mopped the floors with cold, greasy water, and rarely, if ever, used any grease cutting detergent. Melancon | Rimes was able to prove constructive notice and secured our client a six figure recovery for his injuries.
If you have been injured as a result of a slip and fall, please call our office today to discuss your case. Melancon | Rimes does not charge any fee for case consultations.