Premises Liability

New Orleans and Louisiana Premises Liability Attorneys

$2,000,000 - Unsafe premises, construction


A man was working in a building when the ceiling above him, which was being cut to make an atrium, fell and caused the plaintiff to lose both legs. TGLF argued that the architects were negligent in their design and performance of the project. The defendants argued that plaintiff was limited to only worker’s compensation. The case was settled for $2,000,000.

Premises liability is a term that refers to the law which makes the person who is in possession of land or responsible for its maintenance, responsible for any injuries or death suffered by someone who is present on the property. This liability includes inadequate security.

Inadequate security is when the owner or operator of a facility has the duty of exercising reasonable care for the safety of persons on his premises and the duty of not exposing such persons to unreasonable risks of injury or harm. An example of this is a case The Glorioso Law Firm handled for a plaintiff who was shot and paralyzed during an armed robbery attempt while walking out of a parking lot located in the historic French Quarter in New Orleans, LA. Even though the plaintiff was on public property when the shooting occurred, on a corner adjacent to the parking lot, it was the responsibility of the parking lot owner to provide adequate security. In this particular case, the defendant had actual or constructive knowledge and could foresee such an incident occurring, but failed to warn patrons.

A proprietor of a public place owes a duty to guests to protect them from insult, annoyance and danger. Guests have a right to rely on the belief they are in an orderly house and or protected from injury by the exercise of reasonable care for their safety by the operator of the establishment.

A business that invites the public onto its premises or property must take reasonably necessary acts to guard against predictable risks of assaults or injury due to another person’s actions, especially if the owner fails to provide adequate security. A business which is negligent in providing security or which provides inadequate security is responsible for damages by its patrons as a result.

When determining liability on the part of the owner, several factors are taken into account, first and foremost preserving vital evidence, so it’s important that if you are injured while on someone’s property, that you speak to a personal injury attorney. Let our family fight for yours so you can receive the justice you deserve.

$4,200,000 - Inadequate Security, Attempted Robbery, Premises Liability


Plaintiff while walking in the area of a public park went into a shelter restroom to use the facility. In the process of an attempted robbery, plaintiff was shot and rendered paraplegic. Plaintiff showed that the park authority was on reasonable notice of the foreseeability of such an act of violence and yet took no reasonable security measures.

$1,100,000 - Attempted Robbery, Premises Liability


Plaintiff was a guest of a friend who had monthly parking at a lot near the French Quarter and had parked there one evening. As they left the parking lot and reached the corner (public property – no longer on parking lot property) an attempted robbery resulted in plaintiff being shot and rendered paraplegic. Defendant claimed no cause of action because not on defendant’s property. Plaintiff showed the likelihood of a crime of violence at or near defendant’s parking lot, that defendant had actual or constructive knowledge and could foresee such but failed to warn its patrons. Settled before trial.

$1,000,000 - Child abduction from service station/store


Plaintiff’s mother stopped for gas and then went into the convenience store leaving 12 year old in the car,  keys in ignition and engine running. Assailant jumped in driver’s side, took plaintiff to remote location and raped her. Plaintiff showed that the station/convenience store was on reasonable notice of the risk of violent crimes around the area but failed to have any camera, guards or other security measures.

$1,000,000 - Office Building, Slip and Fall, Premise Liability


Plaintiff worked for a staffing company which sent her to work at a highrise office building. The ladies’ restroom was designed so that people washing their hands, lunch dishes etc. had to walk across the room to the paper dispenser, thus tracking/dripping soapy water in which plaintiff slipped and fell. Her back injury required an implanted morphine narrative essay


$750,000 - Construction Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death


A construction worker who had assembled scaffolding and was working on a big piece of rotating equipment was killed when his safety harness was accidently hooked by a 2 inch protruding cap on the equipment. The Glorioso Law Firm argued that the cap was a defect on the equipment and that no notice was given about the cap. The defendant argued that the scaffolding was improperly erected and assembled by plaintiff and therefore the plaintiff was at fault for his death. The Glorioso Law Firm received $750,000 for the deceased man’s family.

$350,000 - Slip and Fall Accident, Premises Liability


The Glorioso Law Firm successfully resolved a case before the start of trial against a fitness center for a lady who slipped and fell in the ladies’ locker room due to water accumulation on the floor. The Glorioso Law Firm successfully argued that the accumulation of water was known to the defendant and could have been prevented. The case was settled before trial for $350,000.

$112,500 - Trip and Fall Accident, Premises Liability


The Glorioso Law Firm successfully resolved this trip and fall case for a lady who tripped over a crate of soft drinks that was improperly placed in the aisle causing a tripping hazard. The fall took place at a grocery store in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The case was resolved for $112,500.