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Steps to Take After an Accident

Steps To Take After An Accident 

Why Choose Ryan E. Gatti Law Firm for Your Personal Injury Case

When you or a loved one is injured in an accident, it's crucial to have a skilled and compassionate legal team on your side. The Law Office of Ryan E. Gatti in Shreveport and Bossier City is dedicated to helping those who have been hurt by providing top-notch legal representation. Here's why you should consider hiring our legal team:

  • Experience and Expertise: Our attorneys have years of experience handling personal injury cases, including slip and falls, car accidents, and workplace injuries. We understand the intricacies of personal injury law and how to navigate the legal system to get the best outcome for our clients.
  • Personalized Attention: We know that every case is unique, and we take the time to listen to your story and understand your specific needs. Our legal team provides personalized attention to each client, ensuring that your concerns are addressed and your questions are answered.
  • Dedication to Results: At the Law Office of Ryan E. Gatti, we are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients and securing the compensation they deserve. We work tirelessly to build a strong case and advocate for you, whether in negotiations or in court.
  • No Upfront Costs: We understand that dealing with an injury can be financially stressful. That's why we offer our services on a contingency fee basis, which means you don't pay any legal fees unless we win your case.
  • Comprehensive Support: From handling paperwork and dealing with insurance companies to preparing for trial, our legal team provides comprehensive support throughout the entire legal process. We are here to help you navigate the challenges and focus on your recovery.

The Filthy Floor Case

Each year, more than 3 million food service employees and 1 million guests are injured as a result of slip-and-fall accidents. As stated in Louisiana's legal framework, merchants bear a significant responsibility to maintain safe premises for their visitors. Under Louisiana laws on safe floors, a duty of care is owed to visitors, requiring merchants to exercise reasonable caution to ensure floors remain reasonably safe. However, when this duty is breached, the consequences can be severe, as seen in the unfortunate case of our client, a 51-year-old female drug representative.

Our client was conducting business, meeting with a client over lunch at a local restaurant. Little did she know, this routine outing would result in a life-altering incident. While walking to the patio of the restaurant, she encountered a slippery floor covered in grease. Despite being diligent in her movements, she slipped and fell in a manner where her right leg went forward, while her left leg remained behind her. The force of the fall caused her patella to act as a wedge, resulting in a severe distal femur fracture.

The aftermath of the fall plunged our client into a whirlwind of medical challenges. Rushed to the emergency room at Christus Schumpert Health System, she was diagnosed with a distal femur fracture, necessitating immediate surgery—an open reduction internal fixation procedure. What followed was a long path of rehabilitation, including extensive therapy sessions, neuromuscular training, balance exercises, and gait training.

Despite her remarkable resilience, our client's journey to recovery was fraught with setbacks. Over 50 orthopedic visits and 5 additional procedures on her leg later, she continues to suffer from anteromedial knee pain and mobility issues. Simple tasks, once taken for granted, now pose significant challenges. The incident rendered her unable to work, resulting in a substantial loss of income. This incident could have been entirely avoided if the restaurant had kept its floors clean. Falls in restaurants and stores are the number one cause of accidents. After gathering evidence that the floors had not been professionally cleaned for an extended period, it was revealed that the restaurant also had been written up by the Department of Health for their filthy floors.

In times of distress, navigating the complexities of the legal system can feel overwhelming. At the negligence of others. Whether you've been injured in a slip and fall incident, our dedicated Bossier City team is here to provide unwavering support and the Ryan E. Gatti Law Firm, we are equipped to advocate for individuals who have suffered due to accident or any other representation.

If you or a loved one has been injured, don't wait to seek legal assistance. Contact Shreveport & Bossier City team today to schedule an initial consultation & learn how we can help you on your path to recovery.

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