General Negligence

In Louisiana, there are basic standards that dictate how reasonable individuals would act in most situations in an effort to keep themselves and others safe. If an individual fails to act reasonably and causes another individual to suffer injuries, that negligent party should be held accountable.

If you suffered injuries because of another party’s negligence — such as bad driving, unmaintained property or an uncontrolled animal — you have a right to seek compensation. At the Law Offices of John D. Sileo, LLC, we have more than 30 years of experience aggressively protecting the rights of our clients, and we can pursue the award you deserve.

We represent individuals in New Orleans and throughout Southern Louisiana who suffered injuries because of another party’s negligence. General negligence accidents include:

  • Slip-and-fall: If store employees fail to promptly clean up liquids that were spilled in the aisle, the store owner could be held liable if someone slipped on the spill and suffered injuries.
  • Trip-and-fall: Business owners and individuals are expected to keep their sidewalks clean and well maintained. An individual who fell on an uneven sidewalk or unmaintained stairs could file a lawsuit against the property owner.
  • Dog bites and animal attacks: Individuals who own dogs and other animals are expected to keep their pets under control. The owner of an uncontrolled animal that bites or attacks a person should be held liable.
  • Inadequate security: Businesses are expected to keep their property safe, which includes maintaining the property and providing adequate security. If assaults or break-ins are a known threat and a property manager fails to provide adequate security, you could receive compensation if you are assaulted or attacked.